The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) recently announced that Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is a finalist for the 2008 Outdoor Industry Ambassador Award. Each year, the OIA Award recognizes a c...
The west side of Oakland, California is not known for its gardens and green spaces. Site of the sprawling Port of Oakland, the neighborhood is surrounded by the warehouses, rail yards, and truck depo...
Burning for Biofuels
Paradise in No Man’s Land
The Korean DMZ Is One of the Most Heavily Fortified Borders in the World — And a Sanctuary for the Peninsula’s Flora and Fauna
Food For Thought
A funny thing happened on the way to the Farm Bill — ordinary consumers got involved. In the past, a small number of legislators from the soy- and corn-growing states and lobbyists from the corp...
International Marine Mammal Project
Mark J. Palmer
Harvest of Suicides
How Global Trade Rules Are Driving Indian Farmers to Despair
In “Buy the Numbers” in the Winter 2008 issue, you report that wind turbines account for a relatively low number of bird deaths. If buildings, cats, cars, and power lines ar...
Safe Food and Fertilizer
Food Is a Four-Letter Word
The Silent Global Crisis
We are pleased to announce that Earth Island Journal was recently awarded the prize for top environmental coverage in Utne Reader’s 2007 Independent Press Awards. In recognizing our work, the Utne e...
Not All Apples Are Created Equal
Scientists Say Organic Foods Are More Nutritious – Are Government Officials Listening?
Appetite for Profit
by Michele Simon
416 pages, paperback
Nation Books, 2006
The battle of the bulge, being fought in all industrialized societies, is currently being lost. According to American Sports Data, nearly ...
Local News from All Over
Local News from All Over
Fields of Plenty
1,000 Bagels a Night
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love NYC Garbage
Michael J. Foster
The Competition is Melting
Secondlife.comOne way to fly to a climate summit in Bali.
In recent years, hockey players and competitive skiers have warned that rising global temperatures are affecting their beloved sports....
Learning to Observe
The Practice of Natural Agriculture
Lisa M. Hamilton
Tapping the Fat of the Land
During a keynote speech at the 2007 Gas and Oil Expo, officials from ExxonMobil and the National Petroleum Council (NPC) addressed the specter of peak oil and presented a radical proposal. “Without ...
How Food Safety Rules Are Threatening Environmentally Friendly Farming Practices
“From Heresy to Conventional Wisdom at Blinding Speed”