We’re Being Watched
How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
Adam Federman

Feature Articles

The Dying Glaciers of California

The Snowcap Is Melting, Threatening the Alpine Ecology and the State’s Water Supply

Jeremy Miller

Whale Riders

A small group of volunteers has committed itself to untangling whales that get caught in fishing nets. The work is difficult, dangerous – and doesn’t always go according to plan.

Eric Wagner

Open for Business?

As Myanmar transitions to democracy after decades of military rule, its increasingly vocal civil society is scrambling to protect forests and farmland from rapacious development.

Mike Ives

Battle in the Clouds

In the Colombian Andes, ecosystems are disappearing faster than scientists can study them.

Jeremy Kryt

To Our Readers

I Spy a Spy

Paranoia will destroy ya. I’ll admit that I want to roll my eyes when I hear about the security precautions some environmentalists take in the course of planning a protest. Removing batteries from c...

Jason Mark

Earth Island Reports

Raptors Are The Solution

Rat Poison Could Cause a Silent Spring for Raptors

Lisa Owens Viani

International Marine Mammal Project - Saving Whales and Dolphins Around the World

Saving Whales and Dolphins around the World The International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) has been hard at work these past few months, trying to protect dolphins, whales, and their ocean habitats aro...

Mark J Palmer

1000 Words

Still Life with Life

Isabella Kirkland

Journal Staff


Van Jones

“The arc of the moral universe is long,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “but it bends toward justice.” That famous line could also serve as an apt description for the comeback of Van Jones....

Jason Mark

In Review

Risky Business

Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth
By Gar Smith,
Chelsea Green, 2012, 320 pages

Chris Carlsson

System Failure

The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System
By Jerry Mander
Counterpoint, 2012, 250 pages

David Kupfer


Living the Green Life – Behind Bars

California’s San Quentin State Prison is a tough place to live. The prison’s North Block is home to 700-plus men who have been convicted of a range of offenses – from petty theft to brutal murde...

Juan Haines

Talking Points

Abuzz about Bees

Seven years after a sharp decrease in honeybee populations sparked global concern about the fate of the essential pollinators, government officials in the United States and European Union have come to...

Journal Staff

Marine Hope Spots

Marine reserves – areas where fishing, dredging, mining, and sometimes even boating are banned – are one of the best strategies for the recovery of our overstressed oceans. Scientific evidence sho...

Journal Staff

Notes from a Warming World: Summer 2013

Rough Rides Ahead Fasten your seatbelts. Airplane rides are getting bumpier as global warming causes increased mid-air turbulence, says a new analysis by scientists studying the impacts of global warm...

Journal Staff

Still Worrying about the Bomb

Not since the Cuban Missile Crisis has the world heard the sort of nuclear bombast that has been flying recently between Washington and Pyongyang. It began on December 12, 2012, when North Korea succe...

Gar Smith


What’s a Tree Worth?

In recent years some conservationists have started promoting ideas like “ecosystem services” and “natural capital” to get more people to take environmental protection seriously. Natural system...

Journal Staff

Money Talks – So Let’s Give Nature a Voice

Mark Tercek, a former partner at the investment firm Goldman Sachs, is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. People have typically valued nature either sentimentally, or else as a bunch of comm...

Mark Tercek

“Natural Capital” is a Bankrupt Metaphor

Tom Butler, a writer and conservationist, is editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology. His books include Wildlands Philanthropy and ENERGY: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of En...

Tom Butler