Rick Bass and Annick Smith have received the 2018 Montana Governor’s Arts Awards.
At the Pacific Standard, an interview with writer and public lands activist Amy Irvine about her book Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness.
“No other poet wrote about birds as often—or as well—as John Clare.” Read an excerpt from Stephen Moss’ Mrs. Moreau’s Warbler: How Birds Got Their Names.
“The Western is the unfortunate casualty of a double definition: it is at once a living world and a species of genre fiction.” Rae DelBianco curates a reading list of Women Rewriting the West.
At the New Yorker, How Cli-Fi Forces Us to Confront the Incipient Death of the Planet, a review of the latest addition to Amazon’s “Original Stories” series “Warmer”.
“If firefighters, climatologists, and California’s governor are correct, these infernos are only a taste of the destruction California will face in the coming years.” National Geographic looks at the California’s record fires. See also the 4th National Climate Assessment for other impacts of climate change around the U.S.
Finished David Quammen’s The Tangled Tree? Find and support other science journalists at The Open Notebook.
Taylor Larsen interviews Kurt Caswell for BOMB about his new book Laika’s Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog.
National Geographic has paired five national parks with five great books.
Collins Dictionary has name “single-use” the 2018 word of the year.
Clinton Crockett Peters considers the 1981 film Roar at Electric Literature.
Read from Amy Irvine’s Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness.
At National Geographic, how the debate over land use and preservation in the West is embodied in the plight of the sage grouse.
Check out the latest entry in New Poetry by Indigenous Women, a series curated by poet Natalie Diaz.
Congratulations to Theron Francis on his Outstanding Teaching Award!
On Wednesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. EST, Susan Brind Morrow will speak at Harvard. Watch the live stream here.
Listen to David Quammen on Cool Science Radio.
The US Supreme Court’s term begins with Weyerhauser v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – a case that will determine the fate of wild dusky gopher frogs and the reach of the Endangered Species Act.
Annick Smith’s Hearth: A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place will be published on October 9.
Stephen Graham Jones is an expert panelist for NPR’s Summer Reading Poll 2018: Horror.
The reviews are in for David Quammen’s The Tangled Tree (it’s great!).
Jan Redford recommends 9 Books by Adventurous Women about the Great Outdoors.
David Quammen’s The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life will be available on August 14.
National Geographic examines the sustainability of the Greater Yellowstone Grizzly populations with hunts planned for the fall. Doug Peacock and Save the Yellowstone Grizzly are advocating against delisting the grizzly and the hunts.
Terry Tempest Williams talks with LitHub’s Paul Holdengraber about beauty, joy, sorrow, and the power and importance of the human voice.