Earth Island project reports

Earth Island’s newest project, The True Food Network, is a consumer network dedicated to ending the genetic engineering of our food and promoting a socially just, democratic, and sustainable food sys...

EI Staff

Everyone’s got a story

Sharon Negri

Lisa Katayama

Killer Wind

Carl Dennis Buell The wind turbines of Altamont Pass, blades glinting in the afternoon sun, have become a welcome signpost of home for me over the years. As the plane I’m on begins its descent i...

Joe Eaton

International Marine Mammal Project

$40,000 for falsely labeled “Dolphin Safe” tuna

EI Staff

Local News from All Over

Africa Double-edged DDT The tropical person’s traditional foe. The Ugandan government is planning to use DDT to kill mosquitos that carry malaria, a disease afflicting two million people globall...

EI Staff

Bushed Again

What Can We Expect in the Next Four Years?

Chris Clarke

Ethical Traveler

New hope for Australia’s old-growth forests

— Michael McColl


We like you too, BillI wish with all my heart I was the other Bill Gates for one week! A week where I would support you and all environmental and social causes – their needs with his billions! – to ...

EI Staff

The spraying of America

American agriculture dumps a billion pounds of pesticides on food, producing a truly toxic harvest

Christopher D. Cook

West Africa Rainforest Network

Victory for Africa’s Forests Nigeria is well known for its oil-producing region of the Niger Delta, which currently feeds a large portion of America’s oil addiction. Roughly the size of Texas, Niger...

EI Staff

Post-election map

Since the election, I’ve seen a lot of so-called “progressives” saying incredibly insulting things about people in the “red states”... people who live in states that went...

Chris Clarke

Wangari Maathai - an excerpt from the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s acceptance speech

As the first African woman to receive this prize, I accept it on behalf of the people of Kenya and Africa and indeed the whole world. Although this prize comes to me, it acknowledges the work of count...

Wangari Maathai

UniversitÁrea Protegida

In October 2004, UÁP completed its first two Expansion Through Exposure (ETE) trips. The ETE program is designed to give Nicaraguan youth the opportunity to learn about the biodiversity and cultural ...

Michael Waugh

A day in the sun for moon bears

In a bamboo forest along the Pi River, Jill Robinson holds out a finger dipped in honey. The sun peeks through the canopy, illuminating a rusty cage. Tentatively, a tongue reaches through the bars. “...

Lisa Owens-Viani

Center for Safe Energy

Protecting the Altai

Susan Cutting

Mordechai Vanunu arrested again

It was a few minutes before noon in East Jerusalem, and Mordechai Vanunu, the courageous man who blew the whistle on Israel’s nuclear arsenal nearly two decades ago and became a hero to peace activis...

Bryan Goebel

Mangrove Action Project

When the Zhangjiang Guolin Aquatic Products Company, an international shrimp farmer and exporter, opened shop along the tranquil coastline of the Leizhou Peninsula in the southern Chinese province of ...

— Lisa Katayama

The Mauna Loa anomaly

George Bush is President. That’s the bad news. The good news, at least from the point of view of climate aficionados, is that with Russia’s recent ratification, the Kyoto Protocol is about to enter ...

Tom Athanasiou

Bay Area Wilderness Training

When I began Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) in 1997, I knew very little about David Brower. I did know, however, that my connection to the outdoors was what grounded my concern for the environmen...

— Kyle MacDonald