The Latest by Emma Pollin


Emma worked in the San Francisco, CA headquarters. A writer and backyard-farmer, she also managed a sustainable gardening class for several years at an Oakland elementary school.

May 7, 2009

Of Pikas and Cuteness

A victory came Wednesday in the case of the pika. This tiny, threatened alpine creature now has a shot at endangered species protections. The pika is eligible because its habitat is warming, and it is the first mammal in the lower forty-eight to be considered for that reason. But if you know only one thing …

January 26, 2009

Reek of the Feedlot

"Toxic emissions" sounds like a precocious 10-year-old’s euphemism for cattle reek, but that’s how the term is applied in last week’s press release on factory farm exemptions. Presumably because he wanted to go out on a wafting cloud of the odor, Bush tried to make it easier for factory farms to release unsafe levels of …