Editing Evolution
Gene drive is a revolutionary new genetic technology that could help eradicate diseases and save species. But is it risk-free?
Paul Koberstein

Feature Articles

Losing Home

As rising waters eat away the land beneath their feet, many Native communities are turning into climate refugees.

Zoe Loftus-Farren

In the Shadow Of Death

Our final resting places offer safe havens for many rare plant and animal species.

Eric Freedman

Better with Beavers

How partnerships with a rodent are helping restore watersheds in the Pacific Northwest

Rob Rich

Life at River Bottom

A freshwater mussel groupie ponders what the loss of these mollusks means for humans and wildlife.

Abbie Gascho Landis

To Our Readers

Unboxing Environmentalism

Right as we were wrapping up this issue, our memberships director forwarded an email from a subscriber who said he had decided to terminate his support of Earth Island Institute because he had “a ph...

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Digging Deeper

Hope’s Edge

Action itself can be a wellspring of hope.

Anna Lappé

Earth Island Reports

Sowing Stewardship

West County DIGS

Journal Staff

Complacency Is Not an Option

California Student Sustainability Coalition

Daniel Adel

Our Family is Growing

New Earth Island Institute Projects

Journal Staff

1000 Words

Built-in Peril

Miranda Brandon

Maureen Nandini Mitra


Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Youth Voices Are Powerful

Zoe Loftus-Farren

In Review

Natural Data Detectives

Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
By Mary Ellen Hannibal
The Experiment, 2016, 395 pages

Gerry Wingenbach

Achieving Self-Governance

We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States
By Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell
PM Press, 2016, 192 pages

Seth Sandronsky


Ready to Resist

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States, a prominent supporter cited America’s Japanese internment as precedent for mandating a Muslim registry. I was pa...

Miyoko Sakashita

Talking Points

Talking Points : Spring 2017

News in Brief

Journal Staff