Captain Joy’s Last Voyage
What a whaling captain’s logbook can teach us about sperm whales and our oceans.
Richard King, Kripa Bansal, Mia Hines, Carter Myers-Brown, Finn Warner, Mallory Hoffbeck, and Karan Kunwar

Feature Articles

Gaining Ground

Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement is not only modeling sustainable, community powered farming, it’s also growing into a political force to contend with.

Nicole Froio

Raptor Rescuers

An Oscar nomination has brought fame to two brothers devoted to saving Delhi’s black kites, but real aid is still hard to come by.

Words and Images by Geetanjali Krishna

Reinventing Rayon

This “natural” fabric has long been linked to logging of ancient forests and toxic contamination. Some fashion industry players are trying to change that.

Lucianne Tonti

How to Save a Bog

One man’s quest to train a new generation of climate professionals — and save Scotland’s ruined peatlands

Yannic Rack

To Our Readers

Being Whale

May learning more about these ocean giants help us be in better relationship with them.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

The Long Game

The Here and Now

There’s something about trees that reminds me of the importance of being open to the possibility of life and of loving fully.

Carolyn Finney

Earth Island Reports

A New Chapter

Sumona Majumdar takes the helm at Earth Island Institute.

Sharon Donovan

Truly Good Destinations

As visitors, we can influence the way countries treat their citizens, Indigenous peoples, oceans, wildlife, waterways, and forests

Jeff Greenwald

1000 Words

Data-Infused Art

Jill Pelto’s creations tap into the anxiety and urgency that climate scientists often feel about their work.

Zoe Loftus-Farren


Working to Stop Ecocide

Environmental destruction will be criminalized soon enough, bringing about a radical cultural shift, says Jojo Mehta of Stop Ecocide International.

Zoe Loftus-Farren

In Review

For the Love of Trees

In Review: The Language of Trees

Sarah Boon

Unsung Gargantua

In Review: Chasing Giants: In Search of the World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

Elisa Shoenberger


In Defense of Wild, Precious Lives

Lisa Owens Viani speaks up for birds and animals in spaces where they have no voice

Lisa Owens Viani

Talking Points

Climate and Environmental News In Brief: Summer 2023

News in Brief

Journal Staff