The lithium paradox

Proponents tout the Thacker Pass lithium mine as a “carbon neutral” venture that will counter climate change; opponents say the Trump administration’s rushed approval of the project ignored significant environmental impacts and will dry up […]


No mine should be expedited

Modern large-scale mining is very destructive to the natural ecosystems and often disruptive to hosting communities. It is estimated by the United Nations International Resource Panel that, “90 percent of biodiversity loss and water stress […]

City life

Earth Day Events

For the second year in a row, there will be no Earth Day festival in Reno’s Idlewild Park, but other related activities and celebrations are on the calendar this month. Whether you prefer in-person activities […]

Nevada books

Natural reading

This year’s Nevada Reads book selections fit in well with the last 12 months of pandemic-related stress: a pair of memoirs that make connections between literature and the natural world. Nevada Reads is a statewide […]