Natural Law
From Rural Pennsylvania to South America, a Global Alliance is Promoting the Idea that Ecosystems Have Intrinsic Rights
Jason Mark

Feature Articles

An Underwater Serengeti

Scientists and Recreational Scuba Divers Are Working to Protect the Spectacular Marine Life in the Waters Around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

Reaping the Whirlwind

Rising Temperatures, Unseasonal Rains, and New Pests are Changing Farming as We Know It

To Our Readers


Victory is sweet. In January, the Obama administration rejected the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline that would have moved Canadian tar sands oil across the United States. A year ago, the pipe...

Earth Island Reports

Armenian Environmental Network

Waste Not

Kirk Wallace

Save Japan Dolphins

Continued Vigilance Reduces Taiji Slaughter

Mark J Palmer

Sustainable World Coalition

A Spring of Online Learning

Vinit Allen

Project Coyote

Coyotes Win in California

Project Coyote

Ethical Traveler

Ten Best Ethical Destinations

Jeff Greenwald, Christy Hoover & Natalie Lefevre

1000 Words

Nothing But Flowers

Alexis Rockman

Journal Staff


Doug Tompkins

In 1990, Doug Tompkins, founder of clothing companies Esprit and The North Face, decided to get out of “making stuff that nobody needed” and instead focus on the issues that really mattere...

In Review

Rebuilding Rome

The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
By Jeremy Rifkin
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 270 pages

Mutiny Against Man

Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance
By Jason Hribal
AK Press, 2011, 280 Pages

A Delicious Revolution

The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
By Ben Hewitt
Rodale Press, 2010, 256 pages


Choosing the Dream

In the fall of 2010, I was faced with the toughest decision of my life. I had to choose between keeping my photography career in Seattle, my home, my pets, and most importantly, my husband of seven ye...

Talking Points

Local News from All Over - Spring 2012

Around the World

Journal Staff

Notes from a Warming World - Spring 2012

Temperature Gauge

Journal Staff

Flare-up: How the Sun Could Put an End to Nuclear Power


Gar Smith


To Breed or Not to Breed?

At least since the time of Thomas Malthus, people have worried about when the planet will be too full of people. Today there are more than 7 billion Homo sapiens on Earth, a number projected to grow t...

Journal Staff

Raising Good Kids Is Part of the Solution

We’ve done it. My husband and I are replacing ourselves with two children, a towheaded boy and a willowy, redheaded girl. When we go, they’ll take our places. We started late. It took a while for ...

Julie Zickefoose

Even Conscientious People Have an Eco-footprint

As biological creatures, our raison d’être is to reproduce. Cultures worldwide reflect that purpose: Children are celebrated, and those who don’t have kids are pitied or distrusted. It’s time t...

Erica Gies