Torch your backyard


Get your pyromanic kicks and help save the planet by torching your own backyard, like Richard Manning did.

Recent Must Reads

1/20 – Zimbabwe’s schools suddenly empty

1/19 – What’s Tagalog for ‘corrupt politician’?

1/18 – Genes for sale

1/17 – Microsoft yields to permatemps Folks who live in the wide-open West amid vast fields and forests may have a moral duty to reintroduce fire into the landscape, says Manning in SIERRA magazine. “I’m trying to understand environmental restoration on the most intimate of scales, on land where I can’t blame loggers or federal bureaucrats for problems. The trees are too crowded for their own good — the result of fire suppression — and exotic weeds are pushing out the native wildflowers and grasses,” he says. He recounts how he is managing his own acreage with an eye toward healing what human management has wrought.

IT'S TIME TO TALK ABOUT MEDIA BIAS

We believe that journalism needs to stand for something right now. That the press is the enemy of secrecy and corruption. That reporting without a sense of right and wrong only helps liars and propagandists succeed. And that we're in this fight for the long haul.

So we're hoping to raise $30,000 in new monthly donations this fall. Read our argument for journalism that is fair and accurate and stands for something—and join us with a tax-deductible monthly donation (or make a one-time gift) if you agree.