DavidBrower understood that although it’s important to dream, it’s even moreimportant to act on those dreams. He dedicated his life to creatingchange not just through activism, but also by...
Twenty years after Chernobyl
Whilethe Chernobyl disaster has faded into history in the minds ofWesterners, it still looms large over the people of Ukraine, Russia,and Belarus. Twenty years after the Chernobyl disaster, the former...
Penan continue blockade
The seed goes on
Strollthrough a local farmers’ market these days and you may happen to comeupon some unfamiliar produce: bell peppers shaped like miniature,wrinkled pumpkins. White squash and scalloped-edged me...
International Marine Mammal Project
Dolphin-safe tuna has less mercuryIMMP, which has pioneered efforts for the “Dolphin Safe” tuna label for more than two decades, recently hailed a new study regarding mercury in canned tun...
Mark J. Palmer
An Inconvenient Truth and Who Killed the Electric Car?
Ifinally got around to seeing An Inconvenient Truth before press time.If you, like me, have been telling yourself you don’t need to see itbecause you know all that stuff already, go see it anywa...
In 1994 my wifeBecky and I drove a long, dusty road through the Sonoran Desert, to aspring-fed pond fringed with tules and cottonwoods. It was January, andso the air was cool, a mere 80 degrees or so....
Earth Island project reports
EcoVillage Farm Learning Center hosted the 14th Annual Middle College High School Consortium Student LeadershipConference on Saturday, April 29, 2006. The theme of “CorporateResponsibility to th...
Life without cars
Ed Schilling“American cars and pickup trucks are responsible for nearly half of thegreenhouse gases emitted by automobiles globally, even though thenation’s vehicles make up just 30 percen...
To the Earth Island Journal
I appreciated Mark Palmer’s piece “Remembering Maxine McCloskey”, whicha friend forwarded to me here in Jerusalem. However, the Whale Busstarted as a project o...
An environmentalist’s vision in ashes
Local News from All Over
AFRICAWest African Black Rhino Feared ExtinctWhileits cousins are slowly recovering, the West African black rhino isfeared to be extinct. Last seen in northern Cameroon, there has been nosign of the r...