volume 30 no 1
The fish, famously, doesn’t know it swims in water. The line could also describe our relationship to fossil fuels. It’s commonly said that our reliance on oil and gas resembles a drug addiction, yet the pathology goes much deeper than that. We’re all but blind to the oil around us. I think you know what I mean: The nonchalance with which we go about our lives, unnoticing the daily amenities afforded to us by the captured energy of a younger sun. Food shipped to our tables by bunker fuel and diesel. The tea kettle …more
- L.A. Underground
- In the US’ Second Largest City, Oil Infrastructure is a “Normal” Part of the Landscape. Grassroots Activists are Trying to Change That.
- Grand Folly
- The Grand Canyon is already overrun with tourist infrastructure. Two proposed mega-developments threaten to make the situation worse.
- Unconventional Agriculture
- Our food systems are changing for the better thanks to a rising crop of women farmers.
- Feedback: Letters and Emails
- Talking Points: Local News from All Over
- Temperature Gauge: Funny Money
- Digging Deeper: Monsanto’s Spin Machine Grinds On
- Earth Island Reports: Green Life
- Helping Rebuild Lives Post-Incarceration
- Earth Island Reports: Earth Island Project Support
- Nurturing Diverse Initiatives to Save Our Shared Planet
- Amid Farmland, an Oil Field
- 1,000 Words: Old Timers
- Rachel Sussman
- Stories: Power Play
- The oil and gas industry’s political connections and lobbying prowess are well known. Its ties to intelligence and law enforcement agencies have become just as formidable.
- Stories: The New Greenspeak
- To inspire activism, we need more than managerialism
- Conversation: Dr. Sylvia Earle
- In Review: Creatures of Chance
- The Meaning of Human Existence
By Edward O. Wilson
W.W. Norton & Co., 2014, 208 pages
- In Review: Rose Colored Glasses
- The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us
By Diane Ackerman
WW Norton, 2014, 344 pages
- Voices: Keeping It Real
- Stories: A Silk Road To Community Prosperity
- The revival of wild silk in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots is helping to protect forest areas by improving the economic situation of local people.