Judith Schwartz

Judith Schwartz

Judith D. Schwartz is a longtime journalist who lives in Vermont. Her most recent book, Water In Plain Sight: Hope for a Thirsty World, has just been published by St. Martin's Press. Her previous book is, Cows Save the Planet (Chelsea Green Publishing). Her website is www.judithdschwartz.com.

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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:15am
Restoring the Climate: War Is Not the Answer
Author and climate activist Bill McKibben has published a manifesto to “ declare war ” on climate change. While I agree about the urgency , I question the wisdom of invoking warfare. For one, how well have our battles against vast, multifaceted problems worked out? (Think: the war on drugs, the war...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 3:00pm
Wildfires Are Getting Worse: Time to Rehydrate Our Landscapes
The west is still in the thick of wildfire season and 2016 is already one to leave Smoky the Bear in tears. California is seeing a 20 percent uptick in fires compared to 2015—itself a rough fire year—while a fast-moving blaze has virtually destroyed the California town of Lower Lake. A story in...
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:00am
For Climate Solution, Look to the Ground
Late last week the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere crossed the 400 parts per million (ppm) threshold. From a climate standpoint this is alarming, and points to the urgency of shifting away from fossil fuels. However, I also feel that our sole emphasis on CO2 blinds us to other means of addressing climate change—notably by returning carbon to where it belongs, in the soil.
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The Santiago Fire began shortly before 5:55pm on October 21, 2007 in the foothills north of Irvine and east of the city of Orange in Orange County. Views
Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 2:30pm
Tinderbox Nation
San Diego, with condos sprawled along the canyons and cars that have never seen a muddy road, is about as far from New England in spirit and geography as you can get. But I have family there, and the names of the places where people are either fleeing the wildfires or seeking refuge are places I...
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