I don't remember much, but basically the earth was angry about all of the damage we were causing her. I think it started slowly with trees sort of absorbing people. There was something about a scientist figuring out that the earth was about to start taking revenge and trying to warn people. And something about trying to stop a mining operation or some such. That's literally all I remember.
- Toxic waste spill causes a malevolent intelligence to spontaneously emerge
- this intelligence attacks and infects people, which essentially turns them into zombies who sometimes retain parts of their memories and personalities
- much of the story takes place in environemntally damaged areas - dumps, factories, strip mines, and so forth
- there are people who figure out what is going on, not that it helps.