Beyond the Llano (Aug. 7)

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.

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Beyond the Llano (July 26)

The U.S. Administration has proposed changes to how the Endangered Species Act is used, including ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants.

The Chicago Review of Books has named the best nature writing of 2018 (so far).

Stephen Graham Jones’s Mapping the Interior is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novella.

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Beyond the Llano (July 10)

Join the Plastic Free July challenge. Columnists at The Guardian explore the politics of a plastic-free lifestyle and the travel industry’s environmental responsibilities while NatGeo looks at the ubiquity of plastic in our environment.

Siobhan Adcock discusses the new vanguard of climate fiction. Her latest book of speculative fiction, The Completionist, is out now.

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Beyond the Llano (June 28)

Rick Bass has a new book The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes. Read a review at USA Today and an excerpt at LitHub.

Watch Paul Hawken’s talk Regenerative Agriculture & Halting Human & Environmental Disease.

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Beyond the Llano (June 14)

Longreads interviews Elizabeth Rush about her new book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, vulnerable communities, and climate change.

Sowell Conference participant Kendra Greene has been named a 2018 Library Innovation Lab Summer Fellow.

Electric Literature recommends 8 Books About Alaska for People Who Don’t Watch Reality TV.

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Beyond the Llano (May 29)

Jackie Brennan interviews Lisa Couturier for Grace and Gravity.

Poet and novelist Bobbie Louise Hawkins died on May 4.

Archives and special collections libraries are at risk from climate change. As part of the New Landscapes series for The Pacific Standard Sophie Yeo asks how we can protect our histories.

Ben Shattuck on The Unexpected Poetry of Sleeping Outside: “I nap outside as often as I can. It is one of the great joys of my life, I think.”

Gary Paul Nabhan will be at the Agave Festival in Marfa, Texas June 6-10. Until then, check out Lawrence Wright’s On the Strange, Artistic World of Marfa, Texas.

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Beyond the Llano (May 15)

Stephen Graham Jones’ Mapping the Interior has been nominated for a 2017 Shirley Jackson award.

Explore writer and anthropologist Loren Eiseley’s Nebraska – a digital representation of Eiseley’s personal experience of the space and place of Nebraska.

Rick Bass writes about painter Russell Chatham for Narrative.

Orion’s Spring 2018 issue is out now, featuring Conscience and Resistance by Scott Russell Sanders and poetry by Keetje Kuipers, Traci Brimhall, David Tomas Martinez, and Sean Hill.

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