Divine destruction

Photos.comIn1845, New York journalist John O’Sullivan coined the phrase “ManifestDestiny,” an expression that would remain shorthand during the latenineteenth century for the belief ...

Stephenie Hendricks

Baikal Watch

Theterm “frozen” often connotes “immune to change.” Perhaps no land is sofirmly tied to that word as Siberia. Of all parts of Siberia, no placeso richly deserves this connectio...

Joshua K. Hartshorne

Dumbing down smart growth

Citylimits carved in stone? Heavy-handed public transportation mandates?Wisconsin’s controversial comprehensive planning law is relativelyinnocuous compared to the accusations critics have level...

Katherine Friedrich

Refining Power

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez builds new alliances with oil

Hunter Jackson

International Marine Mammal Project

Victory in the Solomon Islands

EI Staff

Anuradha Mittal

What will it take for the WTO to notice starving children in Niger or Malawi?Trade negotiators from 148 countries gathered at the sixth World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial in Hong Kong in Dec...

Anuradha Mittal

Freeing Keiko

How activists worked to liberate the world’s most famous orca

Kenneth Brower

Earth Island project reports

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...

EI Staff

Local News from All Over

AfricaPachyderm pactTwelvecountries in West Africa – Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’ Ivoire, Guinea,Guniea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone,and Togo – have a...

EI Staff

Viva Sierra Gorda

Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve

Laura P. Pérez-Arce

Ethical Traveler

Best ethical travel destinations

Jeff Greenwald and Kiran Auerbach

In Review

Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out

Audrey Webb

Everyone’s got a story

Kevin Connelly

Chris Clarke

Sex, sea turtles, and the Seri

KinoBay, Sonora, Mexico: Standing at the bow of the boat, Ramon Lopez – anelder Seri man – observes the horizon, the color of the sea, thesmells, and the islands, just as his ancestors hav...

Winona LaDuke


One of thetough things about this job is that working with so many passionate,committed activists, and being charged with representing their work toour readership, it’s hard to avoid coming clos...

Chris Clarke

UniversitÁrea Protegida

UniversitÁrea Protegida (UÁP) is completing its second year supporting Nicaraguan universitystudents doing ecological and social research in rural communitiesthroughout the country. Many...

Olin Cohan

California energy crisis trial looms

Thefederal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule soon afterpress time on a key piece of evidence, kick-starting the long awaitedcriminal trial involving Houston-based Reliant Energy&rsquo...

Jason Leopold

Climate skeptic

Climate skepticRegarding “Goodbye North Pole?” (Winter, 2005 EIJ “Around the world”) You mention that the media is not covering thebiggest news story in recent history as the m...

EI Staff

Safe Food and Fertilizer

Whenmost people think of recycling, they think of aluminum cans, newspaper,glass, milk jugs, and cardboard being diverted from landfills toconserve resources for future generations. That is, after all...

Patricia Martin

Food fight

What’sin a name? That was the question riling the sustainable food communitylast fall as consumer groups, farmers and food processors battled overwhether to amend the USDA’s “organic...

Jason Mark