How would you know?

How would you know?

How would you know by Paul Feather I am watching the light fade as the last day of March is swallowed behind the hills of Thacker Pass. Sheltered in my car and bundled against rapidly dropping temperatures, I wait for the stars that I traveled two thousand miles to...
Mining is ecological ruination

Mining is ecological ruination

Changing the energy model means doubling the production of rare metals about every 15 years, mostly to satisfy demand for non-ferrous magnets and lithium-ion batteries. “At this rate, over the next 30 years we… will need to mine more mineral ores than humans have...
The Potato Bug and The World We Used to Live In

The Potato Bug and The World We Used to Live In

Thacker Pass remembers the world we used to live in. She murmurs these memories in the long strides and white haunches of mule deer fleeing the scents of humans over the sage. She sends her reminiscences in sudden March snow squalls on otherwise sunny days. She...