What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice By Wen Stephenson Beacon Press, 2015, 256 pages
Teflon’s Toxic Legacy
For more than half a century DuPont hid information that a chemical it was using to make Teflon might be making people sick.
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World By Joel K. Bourne Jr. W.W. Norton & Company, 2015, 408 pages
Mark J. Palmer
Remnants of the American Dream
Cultivating Meaningful Change
I recently had the opportunity to speak with a climate change organizer whose work deeply inspired me. Throughout our conversation, he lamented activists working to shed light on positive environmenta...
Hounding the Hunters
Animal rights activists are employing a new set of tactics to thwart hunters from taking down wolves, bears, and other game.
Unite and Diversify
I drink water straight from the tap at home. It’s tasty, it’s refreshing, and it’s healthy. At least I assume it’s healthy. Carla Bartlett assumed the same. For many years she drank “lots an...
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Paris and After
Will Paris be a success or a failure? It will be both. The real question is whether it opens the way to a meaningful “ambition ratcheting” mechanism.
Letters and Emails
Towards Global Recovery
Letters to the EditorEarth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way #460 Berkeley, CA 94704 firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Lappé’s column (“It’s Alive! The Amazing World of Soil,”...
More Than Words
The race to save a Northern Paiute dialect that’s down to a handful of speakers reveals what we stand to lose when a language dies.
One Word: Agroecology
The Tweet from global chemical giant Bayer links to a peppy quiz testing your honeybee knowledge. The announcement from Monsanto declares its commitment to a “milkweed” sanctuary near St. Louis fo...
Aaron Mair came to environmental activism via the social justice pathway. Back in the 1980s, he became embroiled in a fight to shut down a solid waste incinerator in Albany, NY. The incinerator would ...
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Wine Soul Train: Rumbling Past Food System Biases
Oakland Food Policy Council
Wild at Heart
Scientists and crop breeders are racing to identify the wild ancestors of domesticated plants before they disappear.