Timely Titles

February 10, 2024 greenzine 0

on Climate and the Environment Suggested by TAKE COVER BOOKS Fiction Greenwood by Michael Christie Greenwood is a sprawling generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, and the conflicted relationship with the source of its fortune: trees. Told in four timelines — 2038, […]

Word-Nerdery: Terminology for Our Time #2

February 8, 2024 greenzine 2

Tom Hurley Cryosphere The cryosphere (from Greek “krios”, meaning “cold”) refers to those parts of the Earth’s surface where water is in solid form. These areas include ice (river, lake, and sea), snow cover, frozen ground, glaciers, ice sheets and ice caps. (for unfrozen water, see also the related term […]

Jen’s Greens Grow Op

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

PATRICIA REMY – For years now, I have been promising myself to grow my own leafy greens. In summer it’s simple. Swiss chard thrives in my garden plot. Larger pots of lettuce grow on the deck. This year I began harvesting carrot greens. Aster stems, Queen Anne’s lace stems and […]

HIPPO proposes … Unmentionables

February 8, 2024 greenzine 0

Translated from the HIPPO by Patricia Remy Sometimes I don’t sleep very well. That happened yesterday. It was not the beautiful half-moon which kept me awake; hippos graze during the night. I love to see the moonlight refracted off the dew-bespeckled blades of grass. No, it was my daytime reverie, […]

An Onion, A Dandelion, A Loon And A Magazine

February 2, 2024 greenzine 1

The Transition Town Peterborough Story and Legacy CHERYL LYON – What do a magazine, a purple onion, a loon and a dandelion have in common? And what possible role could they play in surviving the climate crisis? In 2009 corporate world retiree Fred Irwin brought his business experience, his boundless […]

The Swamping News

February 1, 2024 greenzine 0

Annie Proulx on the Climate Crisis “Water is the original shape-shifter” TOM HURLEY – In her mid-80’s, Pulitzer Prize−winning novelist Annie Proulx pulled on her rubber boots, sloshed through wetland muck and ooze for two years, and brought back a work of non-fiction as dense and rich as the redolent […]