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
Earth Island Project Reports
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...
“From Heresy to Conventional Wisdom at Blinding Speed”
A History of Earth Island Institute’s 25 Years
Burning for Biofuels
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 depot...
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 corporat...
International Marine Mammal Project
Mark J. Palmer
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
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 are taking su...
Safe Food and Fertilizer
Food Is a Four-Letter Word
Harvest of Suicides
How Global Trade Rules Are Driving Indian Farmers to Despair
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?
The Silent Global Crisis
Local News from All Over
Local News from All Over
Fields of Plenty
Appetite for Profit
by Michele Simon416 pages, paperbackNation Books, 2006
The battle of the bulge, being fought in all industrialized societies, is currently being lost. According to American Sports Data, nearly two thi...
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. Now it ...
Learning to Observe
The Practice of Natural Agriculture
Lisa M. Hamilton
1,000 Bagels a Night
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love NYC Garbage