International Marine Mammal Project Bush administration conspired with Mexico The International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) recently released a
series of memos that show a pattern of deliberate abuse...
We need a seafood diet for a small planet
In May 2003, I had the great honor of meeting the legendary Harvard
scientist Dr. Edward O. Wilson. When I thanked him for signing our
letter calling on the UN to institute a moratorium on longline fi...
Earth Island project reports
Earth Island is pleased to welcome three new projects. The Alliance for a Clean Waterfront (ACW) will lead efforts to transform the way San Francisco manages its
stormwater and sewage. Much of San Fra...
Glen Canyon Emerges
Cracked, dried mud stretches for many yards at the Hite Marina. In his foreword to Eliot Porter’s The Place No One Knew,
David Brower wrote, “Glen Canyon died in 1963, and I was partly
Extra! and Thanks, Léonie
Extra! The production schedule of a quarterly magazine works against including
late-breaking news. Earth Island Journal hits the newsstands about
three weeks after the document is sent to our printers...
US Corporations carve up Iraq
Pratap Chatterjee and Léonie Sherman
A view from MozambiqueJust a quick note of thanks for your Spring 2004 edition of Earth Island Journal, which I enjoyed very much. I particularly liked your “From the Editor” article on ho...
Mad cow: worse than you think
December, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinarian discovered
that a cow imported from Canada into Washington state tested positive
for the invariably fatal Mad Cow disease. Two months la...
Local News from All Over
GLOBAL Is it getting hot in here? A new report indicates that the number of species wiped out by global
climate change will soon exceed extinctions expected from habitat
destruction. The report, writt...
Saving Chile’s redwoods
A new direction for the Valdivian rainforest
In early March, hundreds of students from La Universidad Nacional
Autónomo de Nicaragua (UNAN León) held a student strike. They stood
outside the city hall to protest raised...
Piercing the heart of the Tongass
On December 23, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time,
staffers at the US Forest Service in Washington, DC pressed the “send”
buttons on their fax machines, then scuttled throug...
Everyone’s got a story
Jeff Greenwald’s 40th birthday, he treated himself to a 29,172-mile
around-the-world overland voyage, and wrote a book called The Size of the World detailing his experiences. This year, for ...
The genetic resistance
From Mendocino, California to Montpelier, Vermont, communities are
passing measures to say no to the contamination of the food supply with
genetically engineered (GE) seeds and crops. Resistance to th...
Kids for the Bay
Kids for the Bay Diversity In environmental education To encourage students to become environmentalists, it is important to
provide role models that reflect their cultural backgrounds and inspire
Can the lion lie down with the lamb?
flight into Nairobi airport is spectacular. As your plane begins its
approach, look out the window at the broad grasslands of Kitengela,
home to Maasai pastoralists and their livestock—you c...