volume 32 no 2
For many people in the United States, prisons are invisible. How is this possible, given that the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2.3 million people behind bars?
The answer is that prison, as an institution, relies on its own invisibility – its ability to disappear human beings.
Prisons are often stowed away in isolated rural areas and small towns. A large number of people in this country, particularly those who aren’t part of the communities most impacted by incarceration, simply avert their eyes. As activist …more
- Toxic Prisons
- Mass incarceration in the US is hurting the environment and prisoners.
- Crisis Among the Palms
- The financial vehicles that many of us rely on are increasingly investing in the destructive palm oil industry.
- Kenya’s Energy Quandary
- A geothermal power development blitz in Kenya shows that renewable energy isn’t always sustainable.
- Feedback: Letters and Emails
- Talking Points: Local News from All Over
- Digging Deeper: Better Living Through Chemistry?
- Earth Island Reports: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves
- The Wild Oyster Project
- Earth Island Reports: Hope for a New Trade Agenda
- California Trade Justice Coalition
- 1,000 Words: Life on Ice
- Paul Nicklen
- Stories: The Butterfly Effect
- Habitat and endangered species restoration programs in Oregons prisons are helping inmates find new purpose in life.
- Conversation: “Scientists Make the Best Advocates”
- Lori Marino
- Stories: Forecast: Uncertain
- Trapped between two big climate polluters, Myanmar is already being battered by the worst impacts of global warming. But it has limited capacity to adapt
- In Review: Flights of Fancy
- Audubon, On the Wings of the World
By Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer
Nobrow Press, 2017, 184 pages
- In Review: The Benefits of Biophilia
- The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
By Florence Williams
WW Norton & Company, 2017, 290 Pages
- Voices: No Regrets