by Deborah Phelan In her inimitable prose, Deborah manages to tie together animal communication, climate change, Carl Gustav Jung, the disproportionate exposure of African Americans to pollution, and the recent events in Egypt. In his 2004 book Animal Talk, Tim Friend writes about his search for a universal language to answer such questions as: Is animal communication similar to human communication?  Do animals ever lie or deceive one another?  Does inner-and extra species communication have dig deeper

Lou Dematteis: Visions of Environmental Justice

by Sven Eberlein A few weeks ago I had the great privilege of meeting Lou Dematteis, a former Reuters staff photographer who covered the wars that raged throughout Central America in the 1980s and first traveled to Ecuador’s northern Amazon region in 1993. What he found there was not a shooting war, but a war on the environment, a gut-wrenching clash between the “civilized” world’s thirst for cheap oil and indigenous people’s right to live dig deeper