Brooklyn-based artist and environmental activist Lopi LaRoe sees Smokey the Bear as a friend. As a kid raised by environmentalists, she grew up with him, she says, and feels a particular connection to the affable, but informative cultural touchstone invented by the US Forest Service in 1944. "So I t ... More >>
As the fracking debate rages on in New York, Barack Obama's administration hasn't hidden the fact that it's pro-fracking, and widely publicized its decision to release environmental guidelines for the practice. Indeed, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's announcement Tuesday that his department had OK ... More >>
This is a reenactment. Do not hide behind trees, and definitely don't shoot anyone.Hm. The U.S. Forest Service has discovered that neighborhoods with big trees in the yards and on the streets (trees on the streets?) experienced less crime than homes with smaller trees. This study was done at ... More >>
Rob Krentz's family speaks
Turn off your air conditioners. Take a cue from a camel. Lay off the ice cream. And other advice for surviving a 'heat island'
The mysterious desert death of a Brooklyn yoga devotee