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Richard Manning
Richard Manning is an award-winning journalist and author of eight books on topics including agriculture, poverty, and the American prairie. His articles have been published in Harper's, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Audubon, and more. He has written often about fire and farming for OnEarth.
Stories by Richard Manning
July 17, 2014
How one rust belt city found the key to its rebirth: bringing nature and people closer together.
August 7, 2012
The agency is trying to clamp down on the escalating costs of firefighting in a warming world. But even the official who gave the order acknowledges that the long-term effect will be more destruction.
July 9, 2012
Is global warming fueling the worst wildfire season ever? Wrong question, says a long-time chronicler of Western blazes. What we really need to ask is how much worse it’s going to get.
August 26, 2010
Ten thousand years of history suggest that "sustainable agriculture" may be an illusion. Richard Manning reviews Empires of Food: Feast, Famine and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations.
December 1, 2009
Richard Manning reviews Timothy Egan's story of one of the biggest wildfires in U.S. history
February 27, 2009
Here's a modest proposal for an agricultural revolution: Make beef with grass instead of corn, as nature intended.
December 1, 2007
While October's California fires grabbed the headlines, those in the Rocky Mountain West were even worse. In his dispatch from Montana, the author ponders a burning land in the era of global warming.
September 1, 2007
The world's billion and a half poorest people -- the quarter of humanity malnourished to the point of brain damage and deformity -- are mostly rural and live on mostly arid lands. Global warming will increase the stock of such lands, especially in Africa.