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  • Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why

    Book reviews: Going 'off the grid' — what it means and what it takes and why
    It's all Thoreau's fault. In the whirring, churning American imagination, that vast and lovely virtual world — fed by books and stories — with territory one can still "light out" for, Thoreau is the guy who showed it was possible to get off the merry-go-round, the constant forward movement, and still walk into town from time to time. Plant yourself within spitting distance of civilization, refuse to participate in the orgy of commercialism, refuse to pay taxes if you don't agree with how they're spent. You don't need everything they tell you that you need. You can do more for yourself than they tell you that you can. The message was political, spiritual, practical and environmental. It contained a fine amount of humor, a pinch of self-doubt and a smidgeon of hypocrisy. Today we would call Thoreau's move to the banks of Walden Pond going off the grid.
  • Book review: 'Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout'

    Book review: 'Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout'
    Fire Season: Field Notes From a Wilderness Lookout Philip Connors Ecco Press; 246 pp., $24.99 With its glowing orange cover and title, "Fire Season" looks like another western tale of man versus flame. It turns out to be far rarer than that: a...

    Newton: Water ethics and a peripheral canal

     Newton: Water ethics and a peripheral canal
    Jeff Hart is a scientist who knows the history of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta better than most. He explains its emergence from the Ice Age, traces it through the arrival of the Spanish, recalls the figures of the California Gold Rush and points...

    Author Cynthia Barnett's 'Blue Revolution' starts in the garden

     
    Cynthia Barnett "Blue Revoution": Cynthia Barnett's new book, "Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis,” is a call to action, urging the average home gardener to realize that he or she has choices, and making ethical ones can have a...

    Roosevelt screens Earth Day film

     
    To celebrate Earth Day, Roosevelt University will host a screening of the documentary film, “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time,” …