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...
The New Greenspeak
To inspire activism, we need more than managerialism
Simon P. James
Helping Rebuild Lives Post-Incarceration
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...
Earth Island Project Support
Nurturing Diverse Initiatives to Save Our Shared Planet
Our food systems are changing for the better thanks to a rising crop of women farmers.
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 with Photographs by Heather Cleary
Creatures of Chance
The Meaning of Human Existence By Edward O. Wilson W.W. Norton & Co., 2014, 208 pages
Mark J. Palmer
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 ...
Rose Colored Glasses
The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us By Diane Ackerman WW Norton, 2014, 344 pages
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...
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...
Letters and Emails
No Beings Are Lesser
Letters to the Editoreditor@earthisland.org Letters to the Editor Earth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 The Winter 2015 cover story (“Animals Are P...
The Grand Canyon is already overrun with tourist infrastructure. Two proposed mega-developments threaten to make the situation worse.
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 ...
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.