TheTisey-Estanzuela natural reserve in northern Nicaragua is one of thefew areas in the country where resources are managed by both thegovernment and local residents. The reserve is home to eightagric...
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Brower Youth Awards
John Quigley/Spectral QStep It Up supporters asked Congress to cut carbon emissions.Since 2000, Earth Island Institute’s Brower Youth Awards (BYA) has recognized and supported 43 young leaders f...
Si Se Puede
Latino organizations focus on the environment.
The Fiji Organic Project
It’sa big deal when you get the Minister of Finance, the person holding thepurse strings for the entire country, to open a meeting. It’s an evenbigger deal to have him announce that the co...
Green Green Water
Emergence Pictures, 2006
Journalism with a Purpose
Ten years ago this June, I moved to San Francisco. I came here for a job (OK – an internship) at The San Francisco Bay Guardian,the city’s oldest alternative weekly. It was an exciting opp...
Eco Tipping Points
How a vicious cycle can become virtuous
Amanda Suutari and Gerald Marten
Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill
by Daniel Imhoff. 136 pages, paperback. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2007.
“What’sfor dinner?” It’s an everyday question, and one that usually carries astraight...
Local News from All Over
AfricaAsiaEuropeNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaAFRICANot So SweetMembersof Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s own political party are opposinghis plan to raze a swath of rainforest for a suga...
Oil and Water
The Arctic seas face irreversible damage
What does Green Mean?
Thesocial command and activist mantra “Be Green” is loaded with deceptiveconnotations. I believe that the establishment of a truly just andsustainable society will require each and every o...
Earth Island Project Reports
Isthe melamine contamination found in pet food an isolated event orevidence of a larger problem? (See our story on page 48.) Are organicfertilizers really less toxic than synthetic fertilizers? Are he...
Building on the Land Ethic in the 21st Century
The loving legacy of Aldo Leopold
Safe Food and Fertilizer
Rememberwhen cancer was a disease that very few people contracted? Or when theoutcome of a pregnancy was almost certainly a healthy baby?
In1985, six months after the birth of my daughter, my fathe...
Highin the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, on a small island ofgreen above a desert of rock and mud, a man in blue jean overallswanders throughan overgrown cemetery and struggles to contain hi...
What’s Killing Our Pets?
The government is failing to adequately inspect the ingredients in pet food.