Making Waves: EII in the News

The Tomales Bay Institute, one ofthree new Earth Island projects adopted last October, has a mission toresurrect the idea of the “commons” in American public life so that itbecomes equal t...

EI Staff

Defeat Terrorism: Abandon Oil

Terrorism, vengeance and the clean energy alternative

Gar Smith

Terrorism and Freedom

Thehead of the Natural Resources Defense Council says the September 11attacks spell out in frightful terms that America’s uncheckedconsumption of oil has become our Achilles heel. It leaves our ...

Bill Moyers

Africans Talk about Sustainability

City Talk In2001, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rewardedthe East African country of Uganda with a debt-relief package of $90million - a two-thirds reduction of the countr...

Nicola Swinburne

EuroEnglish: The New Language of Globalization

London(March 15) - The European Commission (EC) has announced an agreementwhereby English will become the official language of the EU rather thanGerman, which was the other possibility. As ...

EI Staff

Positive Notes

Prairies Preserved The first 360-acre tract of Minnesota’s new Northern Tallgrass PrairieNational Wildlife Refuge was purchased last August by the US Fish andWildlife Service (USFWS). The rese...

EI Staff

Afghanistan: It’s About Oil

In 1998, Dick Cheney (then CEO of Halliburton, a major US oil-services company) commented: “I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically si...

Gar Smith

Golan’s Heights

An olive branch for peace

EI Staff

International Marine Mammal Project

Dolphin-deadly Tuna Surfaces in Spain

EI Staff

Bucking the Corporate Future

Grassroots Globalization Network Theaccelerating concentration of control over the world’s resources posesa growing challenge to nations and communities working towardenvironmentally sustaina...

Aaron G. Lehmer & James Phelan

The Other Face of Terrorism

Orissa,India - At 10:30 a.m. on September 18, I joined the millions to observetwo minutes of silence for those who lost their lives in the assault onthe World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I was with...

Vandana Shiva

Nuclear Power and Terrorism

America's self-imposed nuclear threat

Harvey Wasserman

Snatching Snares to Save Wildlife

Young heroes in Kenya

EI Staff

Bluewater Network Milestones

Bluewater Network Theshadow of the September 11 terrorist attacks follows us all into theNew Year. Yet despite the horror of those events, Bluewater Network canmark 2001 as another year of progress...

EI Staff

Greening the Office of ‘Homeland Security’

OnOctober 8, 2001, George W. Bush created the Office of Homeland Securityto protect the US “from terrorist threats or attacks.” We believe that the OHS doesn’t go far enou...

Gar Smith

Floodgates of Terror

Terrorism and Dams

David Orr

Six Young Champions of the Earth

The 2001 Brower Youth Awards

EI Staff

The Luxury of Long-term Thinking

Bluewater Network Forthose of us who fight daily for the protection of the planet from theravages of pollution and other environmental ills, the September 11terrorist attacks landed a psychological...

Russell Long

Local News from All Over

Sweden Ranked “Greenest” Switzerland - The Swiss-based World Conservation Union (IUCN) and theCanadian International Development Research Center’s joint-report, “TheWell-bein...

EI Staff

The Case for Localization

The logical alternative to globalization

Helena Norberg-Hodge


Dictatorships, Terrorists and Oil - Book Excerpt

John Bacher

Ringling Bros., Barnum & Spies

Salon reveals a three-ring-circus of intrigue

Gar Smith

Fuel-Economy Falsehoods

Bluewater Network Highgasoline prices, mounting evidence of global warming and nationalsecurity concerns about US dependence on foreign oil have led consumersand policymakers to take a renewed inte...

Kira Schmidt


The Scotchgard Cover-up The Scotchgard article (Winter 2001-2) was great! Last summer, I had some employees at the 3M PFOS plant in Alabama contact me. The info I got correlated with the health probl...

EI Staff

Life of a Caspian Sea Activist

Galina Chernova: Environmental Hero

Francis Macy and Oxana Osadcha

Water Incorporated

The commodification of the world's water

Maude Barlow

Serbia’s ‘California’ Problem

The Energy Crisis - And the Solutions - Are Global

Seth Baruch

Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania

Global Service Corps Tanzaniais a long way from California - geographically, culturally,climatically and agriculturally. This is impossible to forget as aGlobal Service Corps (GSC) volunteer in Tan...

Molly Pulsifer

Ebb & Flow

Go with the FlowUS – President John F. Kennedy believed that tapping the ocean’s tidal energy at Passamaquoddy Bay near the US-Canadian border would prove “one of the most astonish...

EI Staff

‘Peace On, and with, the Earth’

A statement issued by the 2001 Brower Youth Award winners

the 2001 Brower Youth Award winners

The Loss of Natural Soundscapes

'The divine music is growing dim'

Bernie Krause

The Fingerprints of Our Ancestors

Shaped trees are reshaping the fight to save the ancient forests

David Garrick

International Marine Mammal Project

Thursday's Child Sails for Whales

Michael Reppy


Reactors Kill In a little-noted “correction” published in the July 30, 2001 Federal Register,the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) confirmed that relicensingaging US reactors to operate ...

EI Staff

Stop All Terrorism: Including US Terrorism

“Throughoutthe world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to bedisplaced, tortured, killed or ‘disappeared’ at the hands ofgovernments or armed political groups. More o...

Gar Smith

Klamath Water, Klamath Life

The Water Wards of the Northwest

Winona LaDuke

Bushwacking the Enviros

An Earth Island Journal Editorial

Gar Smith

International Marine Mammal Project

Orcas in Danger

Will Anderson