The River of Discords
As with most things in Florida, the problems facing the Santa Fe River and the state’s springs defy easy narratives.
Brendan Bures

Feature Articles

Power to the People

Scotland’s clean energy future is community owned. Can the United States follow suit?

Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton

The Music in their Bones

Music is the trembling urgency and exuberance of life ongoing. Truly, if we can’t save the songs, can we save ourselves?

Kathleen Dean Moore

Scrappy Endeavor

The Global South is a dumping ground for the world’s electronic waste. In Kenya, recyclers are looking to e-waste for resources — and a safer circular economy.

Kang-Chun Cheng

Reimagining Conservation

Translocation of at-risk species raises many questions about what belonging will come to mean in a changing world.

Dominick Leskiw

The Other Covid Nurses

Caring for sick and injured wildlife has always been challenging, but during the pandemic, for many rehabilitators, it has become a grueling, 24/7 labor of love.

Liz Devitt Images by Lauren Owens Lambert

To Our Readers

Close the Circuit

If we are to transition to an economy that’s truly green, we cannot afford to ignore the ever-vexing question of what to do with not just our e-waste, but all our crap.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

The Long Game

Keep Swinging

We are in a moment of convergence where our past is present, and our future is still in our grasp.

Carolyn Finney

Earth Island Reports

Spike in Birdwatching is a Conservation Boon

The challenge now is to sustain this interest and turn it into political action.

Fiona Cundy, Randy Hester, and Marcia McNally

A Just Transition

Solar can eliminate energy poverty and restore the self-determination of Native American Tribes.

Cheri A. Smith

1000 Words

Six-Inch Galaxies Frozen in Ice

Journalist and photographer Erik Hoffner has spent the past two decades photographing the “unexpected beauty” left behind in the holes drilled by ice fishermen.

Austin Price


Bringing Climate Solutions to Scale

Ken Alex believes in promoting all ideas to tackle climate chaos that have potential, without being blind to the reality.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

In Review

Conservation Blind Spots

Beloved Beasts raises questions that get to the heart of the conservation movement’s shortcomings.

Austin Price

Chemical Carnage

From Vietnam to Oregon, a united front of crusaders confronts the destructive legacy of Agent Orange.

Ed Rampell


Community is Power

In over 19 years of working in Altai, I’ve learned that communities are where advocacy begins.

Jennifer Castner

Talking Points

Talking Points: Spring 2021

News in Brief

Journal Staff