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Spring 2017

volume 32 no 1
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From the Editor

Right as we were wrapping up this issue, our memberships director forwarded an email from a subscriber who said he had decided to terminate his support of Earth Island Institute because he had “a philosophical difference with the political direction” the Journal was going.

“I do not agree with the social activism of some of your articles,” he wrote. His primary support for Earth Island was our founder David Brower’s legacy of “environmental conservation,” and the Journal, his politely-worded email implied, was guilty of mission creep, i.e., the gradual broadening of the original …more


Losing Home
As rising waters eat away the land beneath their feet, many Native communities are turning into climate refugees.
Editing Evolution
Gene drive is a revolutionary new genetic technology that could help eradicate diseases and save species. But is it risk-free?
In the Shadow Of Death
Our final resting places offer safe havens for many rare plant and animal species.
Stories: Better with Beavers
How partnerships with a rodent are helping restore watersheds in the Pacific Northwest
Conversation: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Youth Voices Are Powerful
Stories: Life at River Bottom
A freshwater mussel groupie ponders what the loss of these mollusks means for humans and wildlife
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In Review: Natural Data Detectives
Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
By Mary Ellen Hannibal
The Experiment, 2016, 395 pages
In Review: Achieving Self-Governance
We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States
By Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell
PM Press, 2016, 192 pages
Voices: Ready to Resist



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