The Grand Canyon is already overrun with tourist infrastructure. Two proposed mega-developments threaten to make the situation worse.
In the US’ Second Largest City, Oil Infrastructure is a “Normal” Part of the Landscape. Grassroots Activists are Trying to Change That.
James William Gibson
Our food systems are changing for the better thanks to a rising crop of women farmers.
Amid Farmland, an Oil Field
The Oxnard Oil Field in Ventura County, California doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of an oil patch. There are few pumpjacks bobbing away like in the dusty fields of Kern County, nor any massive ...
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.
The New Greenspeak
To inspire activism, we need more than managerialism
To Our Readers
Swimming in Oil
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, y...
Monsanto’s Spin Machine Grinds On
In the fall of 1962, a group of chemical companies including Monsanto – at the time the largest producer of the cancer-causing chemical compound, PCB – launched a full-throttle public relations ca...
Earth Island Reports
Helping Rebuild Lives Post-Incarceration
Earth Island Project Support
Nurturing Diverse Initiatives to Save Our Shared Planet
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle is sometimes fondly referred to as “Her Deepness.” She has set records for solo diving, lived in underwater laboratories, and navigated dark corners of the oceans in...
Creatures of Chance
The Meaning of Human Existence By Edward O. Wilson W.W. Norton & Co., 2014, 208 pages
Rose Colored Glasses
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us By Diane Ackerman WW Norton, 2014, 344 pages
Keeping It Real
When our daughter was four, we went canoeing and camping in Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Columbia for three nights with another family, whose daughter was three. The girls entertained themselve...
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Record breaker: 2014 was the hottest year on record, according to climatologists. This map from NASA shows global temperature averages ...