I’ve always loved the fact that the word “inspiration” comes from the Latin spirare, to breathe. And breathing, in Latin, shares the same root as spiritus – spirit. The yogic wisdom embedded i...
Saving Dolphins and Whales Worldwide
Making Change? Or Selling Out?
Is Eco-Retail for Real?
Letters & E-mails
Not an Informed Debate
I thoroughly enjoyed the Summer issue of the Journal, but I was disappointed by the article on nuclear power by Gar Smith (“Spyhopping: Don’t Mini-mize the Dangers of Nuclea...
Children in Nature Collaborative
New Project Gets Kids Out to Play
Consume Less – and Consume Better
Dr. Kevin Danaher is a co-founder of Global Exchange, Fair Trade USA, and the Green Festivals, all of which have created many good jobs, transferred wealth from rich to poor, and raised environmental ...
Take a Deep Breath
Local News from All Over
The Road Less Paved
If you build it, will they still come? photo courtesy Noel FeansTake the long way home? A new road through the Serengeti could
disrupt wildlife migrations.
Some version of t...
Down in the Dark
Accompanying a Colombian Miner on His First Trip Underground Since an Accident Killed His Brother
Anna-Katrina Gravgaard and Lorenzo Morales
Can’t Buy Me Change
Derrick Jensen is the author of A Language Older than Words and Deep Green Resistance, among other books. He was named one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”
Notes from a Warming World
First They Come for the Climatologists If you thought death threats to scientists belonged only in Dan Brown thrillers, time for a reality check.
In June, several of Australia’s leading climate scie...
Do Trees Grow on Money?
A UN-Backed Plan to Address Climate Change by Slowing Deforestation Sounds Like a Good Idea. Unless You Live in the Forest.
Kieran Suckling doesn’t suffer fools gladly. As the founding director of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Suckling is often invited to represent the environmentalist position ...
On June 28, the US Energy Information Administration announced that – for the first time – renewable energy trumped nuclear as a major source of power. For the first quarter of 2011, renewables pr...
Look on the Bright Side
The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring on the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World by Paul Gilding Bloomsbury Press, 2011, 304 pages
New Leaders Initiative
Announcing the 2011 BYA Winners!
Ready or Not
Even if We Stopped Burning All Fossil Fuels Today, We are Locked into Some Climate Changes. Time to Get Prepared
Maureen Nandini Mitra
The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth By John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York Monthly Review Press, 2010, 544 pages
The Altai Project
Natural Gas Pipeline Threatens Sacred Ukok Plateau
Laos’ Plans to Dam the Mekong Could Open the Floodgates to Further Dams on the River
Not a Matter of Taste
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit By Barry Estabrook Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011, 240 pages
Yards to Gardens
Growing Food, Flowers, and Friendship
Extinction is Forever
A Quest for the Last Known Survivors
Clenched Fists, Pointed Fingers
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Written and Directed by Marshall Curry, 85 min.
The Pursuit of Happiness
A New Measure of Societal Progress Can Help Save the Planet – and Us