Cuba Verde
As the long-isolated Caribbean nation opens up to global markets, will its low-carbon ecological adaptations endure?

Feature Articles

Arc of Desperation

Venezuela’s decision to open up the Orinoco Belt to mining threatens the Amazon rainforest.

Pachamama’s Blood

Ecuador’s Sápara people are developing strategies to fend off the dual threats of oil development and climate change.

Heavy Metal

The debate over how to regulate lead ammunition is heating up in Oregon.

An Unraveling Web

Along the California coast, first responders and researchers work tirelessly to rescue marine mammals from a life-threatening toxin.

To Our Readers

Food for Thought

A simple loaf of bread can cost more than $800 in Venezuela today. I haven’t been able to push this absurd, disturbing figure out of my mind ever since our art director pointed it out as we were...

Digging Deeper

De-Junking Paradise

Like many of its Pacific Island neighbors, Vanuatu faces astronomical rates of chronic, preventable, diet-related illnesses. These diseases have skyrocketed over the past several decades as local food...

Earth Island Reports

Cycling for Social Change

Changing Gears

Sowing Seeds of Solar


1000 Words

Sharing Our Spaces

Muralist Roger Peet


“We’re All in the Same Boat”

Mustafa Ali

In Review

Working with Nature

Natural Defense: Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health
By Emily Monosson
Island Press, 2017, 200 pages

Louise Fabiani

A Western Love Story

Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West
By Robert Leonard Reid
Counterpoint Press, 2017, 308 pages


Inaction Isn’t An Option

A few years ago, my family and I visited Redwood National Park in Northern California. Coast redwoods, which can grow up to 350 feet high and 22 feet wide, are the tallest trees the world. As we trave...

Congressman Ted Lieu

Talking Points

Talking Points : Autumn 2017

Call of the WildThe Harry Potter EffectYou’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books or seen one of the eight movies based on them by now. The serie...

Journal Staff