As the long-isolated Caribbean nation opens up to global markets, will its low-carbon ecological adaptations endure?
Arc of Desperation
Venezuela’s decision to open up the Orinoco Belt to mining threatens the Amazon rainforest.
Ecuador’s Sápara people are developing strategies to fend off the dual threats of oil development and climate change.
The debate over how to regulate lead ammunition is heating up in Oregon.
An Unraveling Web
Along the California coast, first responders and researchers work tirelessly to rescue marine mammals from a life-threatening toxin.
To Our Readers
Food for Thought
A simple loaf of bread can cost more than $800 in Venezuela today. I haven’t been able to push this absurd, disturbing figure out of my mind ever since our art director pointed it out as we were wor...
Like many of its Pacific Island neighbors, Vanuatu faces astronomical rates of chronic, preventable, diet-related illnesses. These diseases have skyrocketed over the past several decades as local food...
Earth Island Reports
Sowing Seeds of Solar
Cycling for Social Change
Sharing Our Spaces
Muralist Roger Peet
“We’re All in the Same Boat”
Working with Nature
Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health By Emily Monosson Island Press, 2017, 200 pages
A Western Love Story
Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West By Robert Leonard Reid Counterpoint Press, 2017, 308 pages
Inaction Isn’t An Option
A few years ago, my family and I visited Redwood National Park in Northern California. Coast redwoods, which can grow up to 350 feet high and 22 feet wide, are the tallest trees the world. As we trave...
Talking Points : Autumn 2017
Call of the Wild The Harry Potter Effect You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books or seen one of the eight movies based on them by now. The ser...