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Earth Island Journal
Award-winning environmental reporting, commentary, and analysis
In This Issue
Silk Road to Prosperity
The revival of wild silk in one o the world’s biodiversity hotspots is helping to protect forest areas by improving the economic situation of local people.
Hiding in Plain Sight
In San Francisco’s Chinatown, and online, ivory carvings are easy to buy.
Garbage in, Garbage out
Photos by Gregg Segal.
Earth Island Updates
More than 60 projects working around the world to protect our environment.
All One Ocean Installs Third Beach Clean Up Station on The Big Island of Hawai‘i
After a recent trip to the Big Island of Hawai‘i, to participate in BioBlitz at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, All One Ocean was granted permission to install a third Beach Clean Up Station on the Island.
Their work to build awareness of the impacts that marine debris has on ocean ecosystems, marine life and human health focuses on community-driven solutions to reduce single-use plastics and other waste.
Since 2012, AOO’s organized Cleanups have removed 42,300 pieces of trash from California and Hawia‘i beaches. Thanks to AOO’s 23 Stations, more than 1,000,000 pieces of trash have been cleaned up from our shorelines.
Funds dynamic community based restoration programs in Southern California focused on protecting and enhancing wetlands and watersheds.