1845, New York journalist John O’Sullivan coined the phrase “Manifest
Destiny,” an expression that would remain shorthand during the late
nineteenth century for the belief that Ame...
term “frozen” often connotes “immune to change.” Perhaps no land is so
firmly tied to that word as Siberia. Of all parts of Siberia, no place
so richly deserves this connection as the gran...
Joshua K. Hartshorne
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limits carved in stone? Heavy-handed public transportation mandates?
Wisconsin’s controversial comprehensive planning law is relatively
innocuous compared to the accusations critics have levele...
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez builds new alliances with oil
International Marine Mammal Project
Victory in the Solomon Islands
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Trade negotiators from 148 countries gathered at the sixth World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial in Hong Kong in Dece...
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Billy Parish, a former Brower Youth Awards winner and the founder of Energy Action, was featured in the November 3 issue of Rolling Stone. The profile was part of an article called “Warriors and Her...
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countries in West Africa – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’ Ivoire, Guinea,
Guniea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone,
and Togo – have agreed t...
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Bay, Sonora, Mexico: Standing at the bow of the boat, Ramon Lopez – an
elder Seri man – observes the horizon, the color of the sea, the
smells, and the islands, just as his ancestors have for...
One of the
tough things about this job is that working with so many passionate,
committed activists, and being charged with representing their work to
our readership, it’s hard to avoid coming close...
UniversitÁrea Protegida (UÁP) is completing its second year supporting Nicaraguan university
students doing ecological and social research in rural communities
throughout the country. Many lessons h...
California energy crisis trial looms
federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule soon after
press time on a key piece of evidence, kick-starting the long awaited
criminal trial involving Houston-based Reliant Energy’...
Regarding “Goodbye North Pole?” (Winter, 2005 EIJ “Around the world”) You mention that the media is not covering the
biggest news story in recent history as the melting of the ...
Safe Food and Fertilizer
most people think of recycling, they think of aluminum cans, newspaper,
glass, milk jugs, and cardboard being diverted from landfills to
conserve resources for future generations. That is, after ...
in a name? That was the question riling the sustainable food community
last fall as consumer groups, farmers and food processors battled over
whether to amend the USDA’s “organic” label...