Tag Archives: ecology


We speak of “leaf litter,” but when we look attentively at the tiny world of a lichen, or the minuscule jungle of a bit of moss, or consider the complex chemistry that turns decaying leaves into the soil that supports their own tree, or the tree’s seedlings, it becomes clear that “litter” is not the right word.


The Gulf Between Us — Terry Tempest Williams

This week marks six months since the Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. Author Terry Tempest Williams traveled along the Gulf Coast for Orion, and as she listened to people’s stories she came to realize that this tragedy belongs to us all….


What BP Doesn’t Want You To See

Jacques Cousteau’s grandson dives in the Gulf.