From Rural Pennsylvania to South America, a Global Alliance is Promoting the Idea that Ecosystems Have Intrinsic Rights
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
Save Japan Dolphins
Continued Vigilance Reduces Taiji Slaughter
Mark J Palmer
Sustainable World Coalition
A Spring of Online Learning
Coyotes Win in California
Ten Best Ethical Destinations
Jeff Greenwald, Christy Hoover & Natalie Lefevre
Nothing But Flowers
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...
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...
Local News from All Over - Spring 2012
Around the World
Notes from a Warming World - Spring 2012
Flare-up: How the Sun Could Put an End to Nuclear Power
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...
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 ...
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...