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Africa Stork Patrol First arrested on suspicion of spying, then set free only to be hunted down and cooked up – things didn’t work out well for Menes the white stork. The unfortunate episode occur...


Dave Imus

America, Rediscovered


Science Friction

We Like to Believe Science is the Ultimate Trump Card. Time to Think Again.

Robert J. Cabin

Call of the Wild

Scientists warn that we are in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, an event on par with the destruction of the dinosaurs. One way to counteract the loss of biodiversity is through “re-wild...


Rough Waters Ahead

A Rafting Trip Through Utah’s Desolation Canyon, One of the West’s Great Unprotected Wildernesses, Under the Shadow of Oil and Gas Development

Jeremy Miller
Photographs by Jonathan Byers

Friend or Frenemy?

Undercover: The True Story of Britain’s Secret Police
By Rob Evans And Paul Lewis
Faber and Faber, 2013, 352 pages

Adam Federman

Notes from a Warming World

Climate Change Winners


The Yampa River

Flowing Free, For Now

Susan Bruce

A for Effort

Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America
By Jon Mooallem
Penguin, 2013, 339 pages

Jason Mark

Time to Shut Down the Anti-Government Extremists

By now barrels of ink and miles of ones-and-zeroes have been spilled parsing the “political narrative” of October’s 17-day-long shutdown of the federal government. But you can ignore most of wha...

Annie Leonard

After the Flood

Dams across the United States are being decommissioned and rivers restored to their natural flow. As scientists are learning, tearing down the barriers is just the first step in returning a river to health.

Juliet Grable

Time to Put Conservation Back in Conservatism

I used to be what you might call a “conservative.” While an economics student at Georgetown, I believed that progress was the removal of government oversight and barriers to trade. I believed in t...

Bjorn Philip Beer

Nature in the City

Finding Natural Wonders in Urban Areas

Amber Hasselbring

Michael Pollan

photo Alia MalleyMichael Pollan’s garden lives up to expectations. There is, naturally, a vegetable patch. He’s got a couple of well-loved stalks of lacinato kale, a few unruly tomato plants piled...


Shark Stewards

Fighting to Save the Oceans’ Top Predators

David McGuire

Peak Oil – Are We There Yet?

+/-Ten years ago, an academic named Richard Heinberg published a book that landed like a bomb. The Party’s Over predicted that global oil production would soon peak, forcing tectonic changes for ind...


Trust Us, We’re Experts

“Scientists say …” If you’ve been involved in environmental politics for any amount of time, you’ve seen some version of that phrase before. Perhaps it was on a green group press release, or...


What’s the Beef?

Lab-grown meat could resolve the environmental and ethical problems of industrial agriculture. But will anyone eat it?

Tom Levitt

Peak Oil as Wishful Thinking

-Tom Athanasiou is the director of the Earth Island-sponsored project EcoEquity and a member of the Greenhouse Development Rights authors’ group. His interests focus on distributive justice within t...

Tom Athanasiou

There’s Nothing Fishy Here: A Response from Conservation International

Thirteen years ago, I first traveled with a scientific expedition team to Kiribati’s Phoenix Islands, an extremely remote and unexplored oceanic coral archipelago in the Central Pacific that was, un...


Green – It Seems

Despite all the fine print on consumer labels, we still know very little about what goes into the products we use everyday

Elizabeth Grossman

Preparedness Matters More than CO2 Targets

+Aaron G. Lehmer-Chang is an author, activist, and social entrepreneur. He is also a member of the Oakland Food Policy Council and co-founder of Bay Localize, a project of Earth Island Institute. If w...

Aaron G. Lehmer-Chang