Extra! and Thanks, Léonie

Extra! The production schedule of a quarterly magazine works against including late-breaking news. Earth Island Journal hits the newsstands about three weeks after the document is sent to our printers...

Chris Clarke

Hostile takeover

US Corporations carve up Iraq

Pratap Chatterjee and Léonie Sherman


A view from MozambiqueJust a quick note of thanks for your Spring 2004 edition of Earth Island Journal, which I enjoyed very much. I particularly liked your “From the Editor” article on ho...

EI Staff

Mad cow: worse than you think

In December, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinarian discovered that a cow imported from Canada into Washington state tested positive for the invariably fatal Mad Cow disease. Two months la...

Chris Clarke

Local News from All Over

GLOBAL Is it getting hot in here? A new report indicates that the number of species wiped out by global climate change will soon exceed extinctions expected from habitat destruction. The report, writt...

EI Staff

Saving Chile’s redwoods

A new direction for the Valdivian rainforest

Darren Guyaz

UniversitÁrea Protegida

UniversitÁrea Protegida In early March, hundreds of students from La Universidad Nacional Autónomo de Nicaragua (UNAN León) held a student strike. They stood outside the city hall to protest raised...

Olin Cohan

Piercing the heart of the Tongass

On December 23, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, staffers at the US Forest Service in Washington, DC pressed the “send” buttons on their fax machines, then scuttled throug...

Léonie Sherman

Everyone’s got a story

For Jeff Greenwald’s 40th birthday, he treated himself to a 29,172-mile around-the-world overland voyage, and wrote a book called The Size of the World detailing his experiences. This year, for ...

Léonie Sherman

The genetic resistance

From Mendocino, California to Montpelier, Vermont, communities are passing measures to say no to the contamination of the food supply with genetically engineered (GE) seeds and crops. Resistance to th...

David Kupfer

Kids for the Bay

Kids for the Bay Diversity In environmental education To encourage students to become environmentalists, it is important to provide role models that reflect their cultural backgrounds and inspire them...

EI Staff

Can the lion lie down with the lamb?

The flight into Nairobi airport is spectacular. As your plane begins its approach, look out the window at the broad grasslands of Kitengela, home to Maasai pastoralists and their livestock—you c...

John Dawson

International Marine Mammal Project

International Marine Mammal Project Bush administration conspired with Mexico The International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) recently released a series of memos that show a pattern of deliberate abuse...

EI Staff

We need a seafood diet for a small planet

In May 2003, I had the great honor of meeting the legendary Harvard scientist Dr. Edward O. Wilson. When I thanked him for signing our letter calling on the UN to institute a moratorium on longline fi...

Todd Steiner

Earth Island project reports

Earth Island is pleased to welcome three new projects. The Alliance for a Clean Waterfront (ACW) will lead efforts to transform the way San Francisco manages its stormwater and sewage. Much of San Fra...

EI Staff

Glen Canyon Emerges

Cracked, dried mud stretches for many yards at the Hite Marina. In his foreword to Eliot Porter’s The Place No One Knew, David Brower wrote, “Glen Canyon died in 1963, and I was partly res...

Mikhail Davis