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

Feature Articles

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

The Pursuit of Happiness

A New Measure of Societal Progress Can Help Save the Planet – and Us

Laura Musikanski and John de Graaf

To Our Readers

Take a Deep Breath

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...

Jason Mark

Earth Island Reports

New Leaders Initiative

Announcing the 2011 BYA Winners!

Journal Staff

Yards to Gardens

Growing Food, Flowers, and Friendship

Children in Nature Collaborative

New Project Gets Kids Out to Play

IMMP: Autumn 2011

Saving Dolphins and Whales Worldwide

Mark J Palmer

1000 Words


Jim Krantz

Journal Staff


is Forever
A Quest for the Last Known Survivors
Eric Freedman
Dam Bad
Laos’ Plans to Dam the Mekong Could Open the Floodgates to Further Dams on the River
Mike Ives
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.
Jeff Conant


Kieran Suckling

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 ...

Jason Mark

In Review

Capital Offense

The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth
By John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York
Monthly Review Press, 2010, 544 pages

Seth Sandronsky

Not a Matter of Taste

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
By Barry Estabrook
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011, 240 pages

Adam Federman

Clenched Fists, Pointed Fingers

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Written and Directed by Marshall Curry, 85 min.

Jason Mark


Getting Out

How I got out was by literally getting out: connecting with nature, being outside, recognizing that there’s a whole world that accepts me for who I am.

Alex Johnson

Talking Points

Local News from All Over: Autumn 2011

AfricaThe Road Less PavedIf 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 versi...

Journal Staff

Notes from a Warming World: Autumn 2011

First They Come for the Climatologists

Journal Staff

Privatizing Sunbeams

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...

Gar Smith


Making Change? Or Selling Out?

Is Eco-Retail for Real?

Journal Staff

Consume Less – and Consume Better

There’s no denying it: We Americans are the hogs of the planet. We represent less than five percent of the world’s people but consume roughly 25 percent of the world’s resources. So we definitel...

Kevin Danaher

Can’t Buy Me Change

The fact that the question – can we promote ecological sustainability through buying better things? – is taken seriously points to the absurdity of so much environmental discourse. We need to be c...

Derrick Jensen