Louis Blumberg is the director of the California Climate Change Program at The Nature Conservancy and has been active in developing forest carbon policy in California since 1999.In his classic story, ...
Breaking Down Bioplastics
Is the Bioplastic Cup Half Full or Half Empty?
Mary Catherine O’Connor
Local News from All Over
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Don’t Panic – Go Organic
A growing human population, now at seven billion people and headed for nine billion by 2050. Dwindling supplies of th...
A House Divided
Louisianans, One Year After the Spill
Karen Dalton-Beninato, Portraits by Stacy Revere
Nothing More than Hot Air
Daphne Wysham is a fellow and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies, co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, and the host of Earthbeat Radio.It started in the dog days of...
New Earth Island Projects
Wholly H2o equips Californians with the information and skills necessary to normalize water conservation and efficiency, as well as to re-conceptualize rainwater, graywater, stormwater, and...
Letters & E-mails
Tell us what you think:firstname.lastname@example.org Letters to the Editor Earth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 Heart of the Monster
Kudos to Gabriel Furshong for his excellent...
“A deathtrap of mucus gashing through the water like flypaper.” That’s how Samantha Joye, a professor of marine sciences at the University of Georgia, describes the effect of the oil and gas fro...
Do Carbon Offsets Work?
Center for Safe Energy
Lessons in Ecotourism
We’re All Endangered Now
The Endangered Species Act will turn 40 soon, and it’s experiencing something of a midlife crisis. When he signed the ESA into law in 1973, President Nixon praised the act for protecting “an irrep...
Fear of Flying
It started with An Inconvenient Truth. After watching Al Gore’s documentary, we used an online carbon calculator to figure our emissions footprint. We answered some basic questions about our lifesty...
Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh
The Eastern Cougar Has Been Declared Extinct. So Why Do Sightings of the Animal Persist?
Sustainable World Coalition
New Book and Campaign
Hunters and Gatherers
The Species Seekers: Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth by Richard Conniff WW Norton & Company, 2011, 464 pages
Call of the Wild
For naturalists and wildlife aficionados, a month spent wolf-watching in Yellowstone probably sounds like a dream come true. But what if it meant standing exposed in the bone-chilling cold for hours, ...
Project Survival Media
Say It Loud
HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth By Mark Hertsgaard Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, 340 pages
How a Campaign of Fear and Intimidation Led to the Gray Wolf’s Removal from the Endangered Species List.
James William Gibson
Orella Stewardship Institute
The Most Dangerous Game
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant Knopf, 2010, 352 pages
Eye to Eye
Don’t Mini-mize the Dangers of Nuclear Power
The radiation from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi reactors poisoned farmlands, contaminated the sea, and sent invisible mists of radiation wafting around the world. The latest – and it’s jus...
Courtesy International Marine Mammal Project
When The Cove won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Film last year, director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens bounded on stage accompanied b...
The Last Stand
Twenty years ago, an extraordinary effort by environmentalists saved the northern spotted owl – or did it?
Notes from a Warming World
The Last Shall Be First Although they are among the smallest emitters of greenhouse gases, some of the world’s poorest countries are taking the lead in cutting their CO2 footprints.
At the close of ...