volume 26 no 3
I’ve always loved the fact that the word “inspiration” comes from the Latin spirare, to breathe. And breathing, in Latin, shares the same root as spiritus – spirit. The yogic wisdom embedded in that etymology has often been a kind of comfort. I like the idea that inspiration – to infuse with spirit – means breathing life into something.
Finding inspiration has been difficult for environmentalists in this season of diminished expectations. So the story of Tim DeChristopher has been especially welcome. DeChristopher’s powerful example of conviction has breathed new life into …more
- Down in the Dark
- Accompanying a Colombian Miner on His First Trip Underground Since an Accident Killed His Brother
- Ready or Not
- Even if We Stopped Burning All Fossil Fuels Today, We are Locked into Some Climate Changes. Time to Get Prepared
- The Pursuit of Happiness
- A New Measure of Societal Progress Can Help Save the Planet – and Us
- Feedback: Letters & E-mails
- Around the World: Local News from All Over
- Temperature Gauge: Notes from a Warming World
- Spyhopping: Privatizing Sunbeams
- Earth Island Reports: New Leaders Initiative
- Announcing the 2011 BYA Winners!
- Earth Island Reports: The Altai Project
- Natural Gas Pipeline Threatens Sacred Ukok Plateau
- Earth Island Reports: Yards to Gardens
- Growing Food, Flowers, and Friendship
- Earth Island Reports: IMMP
- Saving Dolphins and Whales Worldwide
- Earth Island Reports: Children in Nature Collaborative
- New Project Gets Kids Out to Play
- Dispatches: Do Trees Grow on Money?
- A UN-Backed Plan to Address Climate Change by Slowing Deforestation Sounds Like a Good Idea. Unless You Live in the Forest.
- 1,000 Words: Half-life
- Dispatches: Dam Bad
- Laos’ Plans to Dam the Mekong Could Open the Floodgates to Further Dams on the River
- Dispatches: Extinction is Forever
- A Quest for the Last Known Survivors
- +/-: Making Change? Or Selling Out?
- Is Eco-Retail for Real?
- +/-: Consume Less – and Consume Better
- +/-: Can’t Buy Me Change
- Conversation: Kieran Suckling
- In Review: Look on the Bright Side
- The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World
by Paul Gilding
Bloomsbury Press, 2011, 304 pages
- In Review: Capital Offense
- The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth
By John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York
Monthly Review Press, 2010, 544 pages
- In Review: Not a Matter of Taste
- Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
By Barry Estabrook
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011, 240 pages
- In Review: Clenched Fists, Pointed Fingers
- If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Written and Directed by Marshall Curry, 85 min.
- Voices: Getting Out
- Alex Johnson