Journalism with a Purpose

Ten years ago this June, I moved to San Francisco. I came here for a job (OK – an internship) at The San Francisco Bay Guardian, the city’s oldest alternative weekly. It was an exciting opportunit...

Jason Mark

Eco Tipping Points

How a vicious cycle can become virtuous

Amanda Suutari and Gerald Marten

Green Green Water

Emergence Pictures, 2006

Audrey Webb

Local News from All Over

Africa Asia Europe North America Oceania South America AFRICA Not So Sweet Members of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s own political party are opposing his plan to raze a swath of rainforest for ...

EI Staff

Oil and Water

The Arctic seas face irreversible damage

Elise Wolf

Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill

by Daniel Imhoff. 136 pages, paperback. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2007. “What’s for dinner?” It’s an everyday question, and one that usually carries a straightforward response ...

Jason Mark

Earth Island Project Reports

Is the melamine contamination found in pet food an isolated event or evidence of a larger problem? (See our story on page 48.) Are organic fertilizers really less toxic than synthetic fertilizers? Are...

EI Staff

Building on the Land Ethic in the 21st Century

The loving legacy of Aldo Leopold

AmyLou Jenkins

What does Green Mean?

The social command and activist mantra “Be Green” is loaded with deceptive connotations. I believe that the establishment of a truly just and sustainable society will require each and every one of...

Meleah Houseknecht

Safe Food and Fertilizer

Remember when cancer was a disease that very few people contracted? Or when the outcome of a pregnancy was almost certainly a healthy baby? In 1985, six months after the birth of my daughter, my fathe...

Patty Martin

Stone’s Throw

High in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, on a small island of green above a desert of rock and mud, a man in blue jean overalls wanders throughan overgrown cemetery and struggles to contain...

Bill Kovarik

International Marine Mammal Project

Spreading the news

Mark J. Palmer

Restoring Salmon Nation

Demolishing dams on the Klamath River

Laurel Peña

UniversitÁrea Protegida (UÁP)

The Tisey-Estanzuela natural reserve in northern Nicaragua is one of the few areas in the country where resources are managed by both the government and local residents. The reserve is home to eight a...

Olin Cohan

Everyone has a story

Martha Davis

Audrey Webb

Brower Youth Awards

John Quigley/Spectral QStep It Up supporters asked Congress to cut carbon emissions. Since 2000, Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards (BYA) has recognized and supported 43 young leaders for ...

Sharon Smith

What’s Killing Our Pets?

The government is failing to adequately inspect the ingredients in pet food.

Ann Martin

The Fiji Organic Project

It’s a big deal when you get the Minister of Finance, the person holding the purse strings for the entire country, to open a meeting. It’s an even bigger deal to have him announce that the country...

Molly Rockamann

Si Se Puede

Latino organizations focus on the environment.

Nate Springer