Earlier this year, Sierra magazine wrote about using high-tech surveillance gear, including cell phones, to catch illegal loggers. Thankfully, that’s not the only technological advance helping to combat this worldwide problem.
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Ben Montgomery on his book Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail; Henry Nichols, author of The Galapagos; Avital Andrews shares green tips for the 4th of July weekend.
Earlier this week, the Sierra Club and allies at Western Environmental Law Center, Powder River Basin Resource Council, WildEarth Guardians, and NRDC challenged two Bureau of Land Management decisions that may well chart the course for the energy future of the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming. As written, the plans for BLM’s Buffalo and Miles City field offices are undoubtedly good for the coal industry, but they are bad for the climate, bad for wildlife and public lands, and bad for American people.
Perhaps the most effective theater for influencing public opinion on environmental health is the medical community. Championing the dangerous health issues of climate change for physicians nationwide, Dr. Donald Arnold has called air pollution an “imminent threat” to the health of children, and encourages other medical professionals to publicize the effects of environmental issues on health.