Holding Fast, Or Failing?
There are dozens of confounding elements working against abalone recovery on the California coast.
Dominick Leskiw

Feature Articles

The Revolutionary Forest

Amid the world’s longest-running ethnic insurgency, Indigenous Karen people in Myanmar have initiated a conservation project that advances a vision for peace and self-determination.

Benjamin D. Hodgdon


Documenting change and nurturing young life in a climate-uncertain world.

Kate Olson Illustration by Sonali Zohra


Hollowed Lands
In Sri Lanka’s rural hinterlands, the slow-onset impacts of our warming world are forcing families apart.
Dennis Mombauer
An Uphill Task
In India’s Nilgiri Mountains, ecologists are working against time to undo colonial forestry practices that have damaged this unique landscape.
Colin Daileda

To Our Readers

No Grand Gestures Necessary

When faced with climate anxiety, even small, local efforts can make a difference.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Digging Deeper

The Pacific Declaration: 20 Years Later

'We need new strategies and frameworks for protecting the planet’s genetic integrity for future generations.'

Anna Lappé

Earth Island Reports

Ditch the Bottle

Since the emergence of single-use plastic water bottles, the prevalence of water fountains has been declining in San Francisco and in most cities across the country.

Alexis Van Gelder

Women Fighting the Climate Crisis

Women’s Earth Alliance

Courtney Bourgoin

1000 Words

Upcycled Art

'I didn’t want to make more stuff, or use more resources or fossil fuels, to express my creative ideas.'

Zoe Loftus-Farren


On Radical Cultural Change

A conversation with political thinker and activist Helena Norberg-Hodge.

William Powers

In Review

What Lies Beneath

In Review: Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane

Gerry Wingenbach

Animal Talk

In Review: Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace

Melina Sempill Watts


Becoming a Vegan Treehugger

“I decided I had to speak up for myself and other students.”

Jessian Choy

Talking Points

Talking Points: Spring 2020

News in Brief

Journal Staff