In October, the news media trumpeted the results of a massive study in
the UK that was intended to measure the environmental impact of growing
genetically modified (GM) crop plants. The scientists mon...
Why travelers matter
Why travelers matter Ten years ago, I set out to discover the actual size of the world. My
strategy was simple: I’d circle the Earth without resorting to the use
of airplanes. D...
Let’s have another cup of coffee In the “Just Java” piece (Winter 2004), submitted by Co-op America, it
was announced that Procter & Gamble has now begun to offer a Fair
Wading through Everglades Policy
She is pure light descending from the sky; a single snowy egret swoops
softly down, taking pause in a shallow pool, her body half hidden by
the khaki grass rising from the water. Her eyes scan the fla...
Local News from All Over
AFRICA South Africans have started illegally breeding big cats to be shot by
big-game “hunters” in what locals are calling “canned hunts.” In December, Limpopo game wardens con...
Fighting for the redwoods
Only when I hear the deafening roar of the chainsaws nearby do I
realize the dangers all around me. I am climbing a 180-foot-high
old-growth redwood tree nicknamed “Allah” in northern Cali...
International Marine Mammal Project
Mark J. Palmer
Everyone’s got a story
matter how prestigious the university or gifted the professors, some of
the most important lessons a university student learns take place
outside the lecture hall. As a student in the legal studies...
China must curb its appetite for ‘Wild Taste’
At Lang Son, a northern Vietnamese town on the Chinese border, I
watched as hundreds of Vietnamese carried baskets of monkeys,
pangolins, snakes, and a variety of exotic birds in rattan cages. On
Tangled in the food web
Ecological Avoidance Syndrome
Sustainable World Coalition
Ecological Avoidance Syndrome (EAS) We have the blessing and the curse to be living in a time in which
scientists have repeatedly reported on the imminent destruction—...
Painting ourselves into the landscape
As I set out on my hike, I knew that by the end of it I would be
breaking the law. Three easy miles and two steep ones brought me to the
edge of Headwaters Forest, a 3,000-acre tract of ancient redwoo...
UniversitÁrea Protegida UniversitÁrea Protegida (UÁP), a project of Earth Island since August
2003, supports Nicaraguan university students who are doing thesis
research, conservation work, and env...
The Great Danes
Americans could learn a lot about recycling from the descendants of the Vikings
Three years of successes
Boreal Footprint Project
2003 marks the third year that the Boreal Footprint Project (BFP) has
been working to enhance public understanding of the biological and
cultural values of the worldwide borea...
Tangled in the food web
We go to the sea hoping to see birds swooping and diving, to watch them
carve the wind, to turn and twist, skimming the sea as they search for
food. Their dark images darting against the setting sun g...
Earth Island Project Reports
Members of Earth Island gathered in Boston November 20 to hear Dr. Charles Chester talk about biodiversity. The event was held at the Center for
International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fl...