Borneo Project

Penan continue blockade

Jessica Lawrence

The seed goes on

Stroll through a local farmers’ market these days and you may happen to come upon some unfamiliar produce: bell peppers shaped like miniature, wrinkled pumpkins. White squash and scalloped-edged mel...

Alison Bodenstab

International Marine Mammal Project

Dolphin-safe tuna has less mercury IMMP, which has pioneered efforts for the “Dolphin Safe” tuna label for more than two decades, recently hailed a new study regarding mercury in canned tuna. “W...

Mark J. Palmer

An Inconvenient Truth and Who Killed the Electric Car?

I finally got around to seeing An Inconvenient Truth before press time. If you, like me, have been telling yourself you don’t need to see it because you know all that stuff already, go see it anyway...

Chris Clarke


In 1994 my wife Becky and I drove a long, dusty road through the Sonoran Desert, to a spring-fed pond fringed with tules and cottonwoods. It was January, and so the air was cool, a mere 80 degrees or ...

Chris Clarke

Earth Island project reports

EcoVillage Farm Learning Center hosted the 14th Annual Middle College High School Consortium Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, April 29, 2006. The theme of “Corporate Responsibility to the ...

EI Staff

Life without cars

Ed Schilling “American cars and pickup trucks are responsible for nearly half of the greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles globally, even though the nation’s vehicles make up just 30 percent of ...

Ed Schilling

To the Earth Island Journal

Cetacean correction I appreciated Mark Palmer’s piece “Remembering Maxine McCloskey”, which a friend forwarded to me here in Jerusalem. However, the Whale Bus started as a project of Project Jon...

EI Staff

Bolivia burning

An environmentalist’s vision in ashes

Christine Fennessy

Local News from All Over

AFRICA West African Black Rhino Feared Extinct While its cousins are slowly recovering, the West African black rhino is feared to be extinct. Last seen in northern Cameroon, there has been no sign of ...

EI Staff

Health without harm

Prescriptions for the heathcare industry's ills

Liz Savage

West Africa Rainforest Network – US

Nigeria – the engine room of Africa

Stephanie Alston

The battered border

Immigration policy sacrifices Arizona’s wilderness

Chris Clarke

Everyone’s got a story

Karen Gosling

Alison Bodenstab

The ecology of genocide

Sudan's environment

Shane Bauer

Brower Youth Awards

David Brower understood that although it’s important to dream, it’s even more important to act on those dreams. He dedicated his life to creating change not just through activism, but also by enga...

EI Staff

Twenty years after Chernobyl

While the Chernobyl disaster has faded into history in the minds of Westerners, it still looms large over the people of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus. Twenty years after the Chernobyl disaster, the for...

Liz Savage