conservation has become a hot topic. With the release of two major
reports on the status of ocean health from the Pew Commission and the
US Commission on Ocean Policy, there is growing consensus...
WMDs in Our Backyards
The toxic legacy of lewisite
Pandy R. Sinish and Joel A. Vilensky
Bay Area International Development Organizations
by Martin Witte, BAIDO Program Coordinator
Working with Chinese environmentalists
NGOs in the Bay Area International Development Organizations (BAIDO)
network are working with grassroots organizations...
Martin Witte, BAIDO Program Coordinator
Bush: the environmental record
Theres no longer even the pretense of even-handedness in the White House
Ward is one of maybe a dozen leading scholars of the Permian
extinction. Despite being an able popularizer, always anathema to
scientists who cannot write, he is a sober-sided and careful
Safe Food and Fertilizer
five years, one small-town housewife-turned-mayor and four farmers
each suffering health problems caused by industrial wastes worked
diligently and cooperatively to unravel one of the fertil...
Camisea in the Amazon
The indigenous Machiguenga of Peru's Amazon Basin face off against the fossil fuel industry
To the Earth Island Journal
BiodieselYour story, Make Fries, Not War!
may have left readers with the impression that biodiesel is illegal in
California, which simply isnt the case. Biodiesel is legal as both a
fuel and fue...
several months of living and working in various campo sites (rural
communities) in Nicaragua, UÁP students reunited in a conference in
late August. They shared experiences of relationships made...
The Seaweed Rebellion
Our oceans are in deep trouble and we must immediately take a fresh approach to ensure their survival.
Local News from All Over
Toyotarization in North AfricaAt
the International Geographical Congress 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland on
August 19, desert expert Andrew Goudie presented new research that
shows an alarming increa...
Everyone’s got a story
Cohan loves his job. “I love that my occupation doesn’t feel like an
occupation,” he says. “I love the time that I get to spend in some of
the most beautiful and remote areas that Nicarag...
Salt in an island’s wounds
Squatters Guddy and Kai Birkigt fight to deflect a trend of human and natural resource exploitation
Emily Lynette Laughnan
Earth Island project reports
At the recent XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Global Service Corps (GSC) Executive Director Rick Lathrop presented the Seeds of Survival
Partnership Program. Through this program, GSC sup...
brings innovative methods for dealing with wastewater to areas that
lack sewer systems. In California about 1.2 million households use onsite systems, which may pollute groundwater if not p...
Why Wolves in Colorado?
I was a girl, I loved all things wild. I loved roaming the forest
behind our house and the meadows that surrounded our farm. And when I was a girl, my mother taught me to love wolves. In the late...
Polly Strand‘s Activist Life
member Polly Strand was one of the earliest and most passionate
activists for animal rights and human health. More than a decade ago
she testified before the California legislature about the Unive...
Brower Youth Awards
there is a bright spot in four years of darkness under the Bush
administration’s destructive environmental policies, it is the young
activists who have stepped forward to challenge them. The fede...
International Marine Mammal Project
2004 International Whaling Commission
This years International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Sorrento, Italy, brought the long-simmering issue of vote-buying to a boil.
in particular has...
Farming Under Fire
Palestinian farmers contend with war, enforced drought, and the Separation Wall