Michael C. Blumm and Aurora Paulsen (Lewis and Clark): The Public Trust in Wildlife. What the frack? Imre Szeman on combustible water and other late capitalist novelties. Thank you for fracking: There's a gold rush going on right now — man is breaking the earth, looking for natural gas, just as we always have. After 40 years, has recycling lived up to its billing? Hector Tobar reviews Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds by Jim Sterba. Brad Plumer on what four more years of the Obama Administration means for environmental policy. Chris Foreman on justice movements and why they fail the environment and the poor. George S. Hawkins on how the Clean Water Act has been a success, but it’s out of date and producing diminishing returns — here’s how we modernize it. In Stephen R. Kellert’s new book Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World, he reminds us that we humans are dependent on nature now more than ever. Mark Lynas on changing his mind about GMOs: “I discovered science, and in the process I hope I became a better environmentalist” (and more). Can Obama tackle climate change in his second term?

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