The War Against Wildfire
Forests in the American West have been shaped by fires. So why do we continue to fight them?
George Wuerthner

Feature Articles

Borderlands Cat

Can Mexico Save the US Jaguar?

Richard Mahler

Life Beyond Coal

Can a tiny Australian coal town reinvent itself?

Jarni Blakkarly

In the Pipeline’s Path

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one among several projects threatening rural Appalachian landscapes and communities.

William H. Funk

Generating Controversy

Biomass energy has been drawing increasing scrutiny in recent years.

Josh Schlossberg

To Keep a River Running

Deep in the Amazon’s central basin, one tribe is holding back the seemingly inexorable march of development.

Robert Walker

To Our Readers

Making Peace with Fire

It’s peak wildfire season in the American West. As I write this, firefighters are battling twenty-six active fires across eight of the thirteen Western states, including five in California, where a ...

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Digging Deeper

Will the Real Litterbug Please Stand Up?

On October 13, 1953, executives from beer, soda, chewing gum, cigarette, and candy companies, as well as the packaging and chemical industries, launched a new organization: Keep America Beautiful. As ...

Anna Lappé

Earth Island Reports

Our Dear Friend, Mark Berman

Earth Island’s International Marine Mammal Project and the dolphins and whales of the world have lost a dear friend and colleague with the passing of Mark Berman on May 13, 2016. We at IMMP are deva...

The IMMP Team

New Leaders Initiative, 2016

Meet the 17th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners

Journal Staff

1000 Words

Sculpting Hope

Courtney Mattison’s coral reef installations speak of tragedy, beauty, and hope.

Zoe Loftus-Farren


Climate Evangelist

Bob Inglis

Maureen Nandini Mitra

In Review

Cross-Country Cougar

Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America
By William Stolzenburg
Bloomsbury, 2016, 256 pages

Ben Goldfarb

True Grit

Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting
the Future of Our Planet
By Peter Wilcox (with Ronald B. Weiss)
Thomas Dunne Books, 2016, 314 pages

Gerry Wingenbach


Something Greater Than Myself

I amble down the slope into the fields, plastic bin in hand – for basil, or lettuce, or kale – and descend into the layer of cool, moisture-laden air lingering in the low part of the farm. At the ...

Logan Egan

Talking Points

Talking Points : Autumn 2016

News in Brief

Journal Staff