We’re on the Verge of Being Able to Revive Extinct Species. But Even If We Could, Does that Mean We Should?
An Extreme Energy Roadtrip’s Postcard from the Edge
Blowing the Tops off of Mountains, Fracturing Communities, Digging for Tar Sands in the Desert…
The Central Pacific Nation of Kiribati Boasts It Has Created One of the Largest No-Fishing Marine Reserves in the World. Unfortunately, It’s Not True.
Will genetically engineered trees help save the climate or will they alter forests forever?
Maureen Nandini Mitra
The US Military is the World’s Largest Fuel Guzzler. It’s also Leading the Charge to Break Our Addiction to Oil.
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bateman
To Our Readers
So Long, Farewell
Remember Peak Oil? Before fracking opened up vast amounts of gas and shale oil, before the protests against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, before BP’s Deepwater Horizon blowout, peak oil was on...
Kick Back, Relax, Offset Your CO2
With global climate talks stuck in a stalemate, several countries have made unilateral commitments to slash their greenhouse gas emissions to zero. Since 2007, New Zealand, Norway, Iceland, Tuvalu, Bh...
Sharks Off the Menu
Each year as many as 100 million sharks fall victim to finning – a brutal practice in which fishermen catch the fish, cut off its fins, and then throw the mutilated animal back in the sea to die. Sh...
Earth Island Reports
Plastic Pollution Coalition: Beyond Plastic
Businesses Go Beyond Plastic
Maureen Nandini Mitra
New Leaders Initiative: 2013
Meet the 2013 Brower Youth Awards Winners
Hooked on Phonics
Canadian author Naomi Klein is so well known for her blade-sharp commentary that it’s easy to forget that she is, above all, a first-rate reporter. I got a glimpse into her priorities as I was worki...
Take My Advice
Letters to a Young Scientist By Edward O. Wilson Liveright, 2013, 256 pages
Mark J Palmer
Now and Never
The Once and Future World: Finding Wilderness in the Nature We’ve Made By J.B. MacKinnon Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, 240 pages
A Tale of Two Wolves
Our life-changing experience was about to come to a close. After six years of living with and documenting a pack of wolves in the wilderness, the Forest Service permits allowing our experiment were ab...
Jim and Jamie Dutcher
Local News from All Over, Autumn 2013
Africa Bittersweet Chocolate Note to government officials in Ivory Coast: The ends do not justify the means. In July the Ivorian government launched a campaign to clear tens of thousands of cacao farm...
Notes from a Warming World: Autumn 2013
Hurry Up – or Die To survive the era of global warming vertebrate species must somehow dramatically accelerate their natural pace of evolution – or risk going extinct. According to a study publish...
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor?
After years of delay, a comprehensive immigration bill is moving its way through the US Congress. Proponents say a nation founded by immigrants should provide newcomers a path to citizenship, while op...
The Green Economy and a Path to Citizenship
David Foster is the founding executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs ...
More Immigration = More Americans = Less Wilderness
Dave Foreman, a co-founder of EarthFirst! and the founder of the Rewilding Institute, is author of Rewilding North America. He is a member of the population stabilization group Apply the Brakes. The B...