Sierra

Sierra is a magazine specializing in Environmental topics.

Articles from Vol. 82, No. 4, July-August

A Kayak of One's Own: What You Get out of Your Travels May Depend on What You've Left Behind
What you get out of your travels may depend on what you've left behind. I watch Matt's back retreat across the ferry terminal parking lot and up the ramp; he reboards the Columbia under the black southeast Alaska sky. Darkness provides cover for...
Crossing the Potomac
Until Republicans wrested control of the gavels in January 1995, Congressman George Miller presided over the powerful House Resources Committee. In June of that year, the California Democrat--a longtime Sierra Club ally--perched on a folding chair...
Logger's Free Lunch: When Will Big Timber Get off the Dole?
Were John Muir and Adam Smith to rise from their graves, the state of 20th-century logging would likely plunge them both into deepest Scottish gloom. Modern-day timber barons routinely pillage our national forests in the name of quarterly profits,...
Pacesetter for Generation E
Kim Mowery couldn't have chosen a tougher act to follow. As 1996-1997 head of the Sierra Student Coalition, comparison to Adam Werbach, cofounder of the SSC and now president of the entire Sierra Club, was only natural. But if it took a green wunderkind...
Paying the Price for Free Trade: Lower Wages, More Pollution, Deformed Babies. This Is Progress?
Lower wages, more pollution, deformed babies. This is progress? A rough concrete-block wall now encloses the old battery-recycling plant, but that hasn't stopped the frosty patina of poisonous lead salts that stretches past it and down a mud path....
The Great Green Hope
He's the most knowledgeable environmentalist ever to reach such a high office. But is that enough? Vice Presidents Albert Gore may be the first national leader for whom Saturday Night Live was a significant influence. In his book, Earth in the Balance,...