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


Jim Krantz


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

Tom Athanasiou

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

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

The Altai Project

Natural Gas Pipeline Threatens Sacred Ukok Plateau


Dam Bad

Laos’ Plans to Dam the Mekong Could Open the Floodgates to Further Dams on the River

Mike Ives

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

Yards to Gardens

Growing Food, Flowers, and Friendship


Extinction is Forever

A Quest for the Last Known Survivors

Eric Freedman

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

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


Saving Dolphins and Whales Worldwide


Making Change? Or Selling Out?

Is Eco-Retail for Real?


Getting Out

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

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 ...

Kevin Danaher

Take a Deep Breath


Jason Mark

Local News from All Over

Africa 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.” The fact...

Derrick Jensen

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.

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

The Pursuit of Happiness

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

John de Graaf and Laura Musikanski