• In the Land of Bonobos
    Can a pioneering rehabilitation project create a harmonious co-existence between
    people and bonobos?
    By Christopher Clark
  • The Long Run Home
    The Winnemem Wintu tribe and their salmon relative are both on the verge of vanishing. Can a “desperate” plan save them?
    By Maureen Nandini Mitra
  • Deep Impact
    A high resolution map of the seafloor could be a boon for explorers and a curse
    for deep sea creatures.
    By Adrienne Bernhard

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Questioning Our Views on Nonhuman Animals

In Review: Inside Animal Hearts and Minds

In Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears that Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion, Belinda Recio serves up an engaging coffee table book demonstrating that animals share a broad range of attributes with humans. A…
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Orca Tokitae’s Totem Pole Journey

The Lummi Nation campaigns to free a once-wild orca from Miami's Seaquarium

The orca, or killer whale, is a popular icon of wildness in the communities surrounding Puget Sound, a complex system of waterways forming the southern portion of the Salish Sea and extending 100 miles from Washington's Whidbey Island to the state capital…
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Only Radical Environmental Activism Can Bring About Whole-System Change

To come to terms with the many dimensions of our ecological crisis we need to co-create conscious, connected communities, and act together

A healthy future for humanity requires a healthy living planet. And our growth economy based on constant material expansion has become incompatible with the health of our finite planet. But transitioning beyond a growth-dependent industrial economy will require a multidimensional transformation, not just outward political…
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Landmark Lawsuit Claims Monsanto Hid Cancer Danger of Roundup for Decades

California groundskeeper makes history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed information about the weedkiller’s toxicity

At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to…
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Controversial Kangaroo Cull Underway in Canberra

Animal rights and environmental groups question ethics, efficacy of annual event in Australia's capital

May is late autumn in the southern hemisphere, and as we creep closer to winter, Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is carrying out its annual, and controversial, kangaroo cull. With some pride, the city is known as the “bush capital” due to its…
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Brief Eulogies for the Animals We Have Lost

Tributes to the curlews, moths, and toads that are no more

An excerpt from Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals: An Extinction Reader. Urania Sloanus at Sunrise When the pear tree blossoms, one after another begins to appear just as the sun rises — whence they come is a mystery — and their velvet…
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Gina Lopez
The Philippine’s former environment secretary talks about how love can be a force for change and her support of the country’s controversial president.
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Dineen O’Rourke
The 2017 Brower Youth Award winner writes about why we need to focus on climate justice.
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Current Issue

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In the dry Patagonian desert, penguins are contending with an unexpected impact of climate change: rain.
By Eric Wagner

The Way of the Canoe

For many generations, canoes have allowed us to engage intimately with the environment.
By Mark Neužil

Where to Travel in 2018

By “voting with our wings” – choosing our destinations well and cultivating our roles as citizen diplomats – we can change the world for the better.
By Ethical Traveler