Char Miller | KCET
Char Miller is the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College, and among his most recent books are "Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream," "The Nature of Hope: Grassroots Organizing, Environmental Justice, and Political Change," "Public Lands, Public Debates: A Century of Controversy," and "Death Valley National Park: A History."
Post date: 2011-02-09T06:00:00-08:00
Here's a problem with wilderness. We tend to think of it as unmanaged and, by definition, unmanageable--a place apart. There is the built environment, where we live; and the natural landscape, where we do not. A look into this via a park in Claremont.
Post date: 2011-02-02T06:00:00-08:00
No longer are coastal engineers convinced that the best protection against the Pacific's tidal energy is to bring in the heavy armor. Where once they built seawalls, erected jetties, and laid down riprap, certain that these technologies would repulse w...
Post date: 2011-01-26T06:00:00-08:00
Building developments in the Inland Empire and San Diego County are going up in terrain that is prime kangaroo-rat habitat. That puts the endangered rodent in a precarious situation.
Post date: 2011-01-17T05:00:00-08:00
Was Martin Luther King an environmentalist? Was his deep engagement with and passionate pursuit of social justice of a piece with his contemporaries' advocacy of wilderness preservation? Actually, yes.
Post date: 2011-01-12T06:00:00-08:00
Hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains with Wayne Steinmetz is an exercise in humility. It isn't just the brisk pace that the retired chemistry professor sets as he pushes along trails that are dry as dust or slick with snow, though his stamina is intimid...
Post date: 2011-01-05T06:00:11-08:00
In the West, Republicans have been gunning for the Endangered Species Act since it was enacted in 1968 and targeting the Wilderness Act (1964) even longer.