Usually heat causes things to expand. But it now appears that rising heat is having a shrinking effect on our living world. Climbing temperatures and shifts in rainfall patterns ar...
What Killed Dunkard Creek?
Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia say fracking is to blame.
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
Daniel Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee. He is editor-in-chief of Biological Invasions and senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Bio...
Occupy the Constitution
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” If the above were true, Occupy Wall Street would be one step away from victory. Unfortunately, modern politics i...
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
photo Michelle Riley/The HSUS Wayne Pacelle is tall, handsome, and looks great in a suit – pretty much the perfect CEO. But this CEO doesn’t run a corporation. He works for animals. In fact, Pacel...
Maureen Nandini Mitra
International Marine Mammal Project
Memorials, Awards, and a Labeling Controversy
photo flickr user prilfish
Ric O’Barry and the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) team have spent the last few months circling the globe to prot...
Warning: High Frequency
We are now exposed to electromagnetic radio frequencies 24 hours a day. Welcome to the largest human experiment ever.
Can Danilo Atilano Feed the World?
Industrial Agriculture Advocates Say Organic Farming Cannot Produce Enough Food for 7 Billion People. A Group of Rice Farmers in the Philippines is Proving Them Wrong.
Robin Broad and John Cavanagh
Our Family Keeps Growing
Three new projects…
The Last Song of Mario Guifarro
In early September 2007, in defiance of multiple death threats from illegal loggers who opposed their mission, a GPS mapping team made its way by motorized canoe down the Patuca River and into the rem...
The New, New McCarthyism
Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege By Will Potter City Lights, 2011, 256 Pages
Fired Up Media
Three Issues to Watch During the Durban Climate Summit
Fired Up Media
Killed in the Line of Duty
Violence against environmental activists isn’t limited to Latin America. In many parts of the world, beatings, death threats, and murder are a common way of settling political disputes. Since they a...
Agent Orange Blues
Scorched Earth: Legacies of the Chemical Warfare in Vietnam By Fred A. Wilcox Seven Stories Press, 2011, 240 pages
An Unhealthy Relationship?
When it comes to gizmos, I’m what you’d call a late adopter. I didn’t buy a cell phone until 2004. I just got a smart phone this year, when my old flip phone finally crapped out and the progress...
Women’s Earth Alliance
Training Women in Water and Sanitation
It’s Wrong to Wreck the World
A Moral Call to Protect the Environment
Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson
Sizing Up the Planet
Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World By Larrie D. Ferreiro Basic Book, 2011, 353 pages
Letters & E-mails
Self-Reliance Requires Sacrifice
I agree with Derrick Jensen that people in India or Peru need access to land so that they can grow their own food (“Can’t Buy Me Change,” Autumn 2011). However, ...
A Resilient Future for the 99%
Friend or Foe?
Coal Blasts Communities Apart
I was born and raised in Southern West Virginia, a place where not a lot of people identify themselves as environmentalists. So I get called a “tree hugger” all the time. But I don’t mind. If tr...
Local News from All Over
High and Dry Plans by upstream African nations to take more water from the Nile River could force Egyptians to rethink how they use water – an increasingly precious resource in a country with...
How Peak Oil Pricked the Housing Bubble
Harm Is in the Eye of the Beholder
Mark Davis is the DeWitt Wallace Professor and Chair of Biology at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. He is the author of Invasion Biology (Oxford U Press, 2009). For 25 years, the American public has ...