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Dear Friend:

Editing an environmental magazine comes with a few occupational hazards, foremost among them a hyper-awareness of how our political systems aren’t responding quickly enough to the steady breakdown of our ecological systems.

So it’s always a thrill when I receive grateful letters and emails from Earth Island Journal readers who appreciate our in-depth and insightful reporting.

Here’s what Emma from Michigan had to say about our recent cover story on the fracking boom in North Dakota:

“Thanks … for this article, explaining how all of this happened. My sympathies to those who own this land, which was once an outstretched and lovely prairie, and has succumbed to our national need for energy.”

And here’s what Diana in Massachusetts thought about our article on the whaling culture in the Faroe Islands:

“Thank you for taking the time to explain their hunting ritual. Your straightforward observations and journalistic style provide a sense of being there. There was hope in the final sections in that women in this faraway world will make the difference in what they choose to feed their families.”

If, like Emma and Diana, you’re a fan of our reporting, then please make a year end gift today so that we can continue our unique style of environmental journalism in print and on the Web.

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By covering the full range of environmental topics – public health, climate change and energy, animal rights, wildlife conservation, ecological restoration, environmental injustice, wilderness preservation – we are contributing to a stronger and more self-aware environmental movement. Producing high-quality journalism takes time. It also takes money – funds to pay our global network of freelance writers, illustrators and photographers, and to cover all the costs of producing our mix of investigative reporting, commentary, essays, and art.

I know you value our work, that’s why I’m asking you to make a donation today so that we can keep doing what we do best.

Your donation allows us to produce stories like:

  • “What Killed Dunkard Creek?”: a ground-breaking exposé into how natural gas fracking contributed to a major fish die off in a West Virginia stream.
  • “Warning: High Frequency”: an examination of the possible public health risks of our cell phones and wi-fi technologies.
  • “The Worst Environment Money Can Buy”: our election-season investigation of how Big Oil, Big Ag, and King Coal use their economic clout to manipulate our democracy.
  • “Natural Law”: a look at the global movement to recognize legal rights for all ecosystems.

Your tax-deductible donation also supports the news and commentary we post five days a week at www.earthislandjournal.org. Our online edition led the journalistic pack in uncovering how an employee from the US Forest Service was trapping and hunting wolves.

Our successes wouldn’t be possible without your support. On behalf of our team at Earth Island Journal, I want to thank you for reading, and for taking the time today to make a contribution to fund our reporting.

Onward ever,
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Jason Mark
Editor, Earth Island Journal

PS: For your donation to Earth Island Institute of $40 or more, we’ll send you Ken Brower’s wonderful new book, The Wildness Within: Remembering David Brower.

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Best of the Journal:

In case you missed it, our Winter edition is now online. Check out our story about the fracking boom in North Dakota, our investigation of the whaling culture in the Faroe Islands, our interview with Sandra Steingraber, or our examination of plans by the coal industry to start shipping coal to Asia.

Most popular web exclusive of 2012: Wolf Torture and Execution Continues in the Northern Rockies

Editors’ Pick of 2012 web exclusives: Many Restaurants Fake it as Demand for Organic Food Rises

Korean Village Could Be First Casualty of US Military’s “Pacific Pivot”

Bill McKibben’s Rolling Stone Article Was a Hit – So Why Didn’t It Make a Splash?

Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island JournalJason Mark photo
Jason Mark is a writer-farmer with a deep background in environmental politics. In addition to his work in the Earth Island Journal, his writings have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, The Progressive, Utne Reader, Orion, Gastronomica, Grist.org, Alternet.org, E magazine, and Yes!  He is a co-author of Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots and also co-author with Kevin Danaher of Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power.
He is writing a book about wildness in the twenty-first century, to be published next year by Island Press.

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