All’s Fair

A controversy splits the fair trade movement


Inside the Abattoir

Sue Coe


Smoke Jumpers

With global action on reducing CO2 emissions all-but-stalled, governments focus their energy on another global warming pollutant: Black Carbon

Elizabeth Grossman

Notes from a Warming World

Feminine MystiqueMore power for women means less bad gas in the air. Nations where women have higher political status tend to have lower carbon dioxide emissions, says a new study published in the jou...


Green Dragon

A suspicious and powerful government. Home to incredible biodiversity and the world’s biggest polluters. A citizenry struggling to define its notion of civil society. Despite these challenges, the environmental movement in China is gaining momentum.

Mike Ives

No Smoking

The Search for a Stove to Save the World

EIJ Editor

Earth Island Journal: Finding Solutions to Protect the Planet

When it came to journalism, Dave Brower had a rule: Don’t just present problems; present solutions. For 16 years, it was my honor to helm the Journal as it became both a tool to communicate info...

Gar Smith

Flight Plan

A successful crane conservation program in China’s Guizhou province holds lessons for people’s participation in restoration projects

Eric Wagner

The Limits of Limits

The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources
By Michael T. Klare
Metropolitan Books, 2012 306 page

Tom Athanasiou

The Borneo Project

Defending Rivers and the Communities that Rely on Them


Life on Refinery Row

Residents of Corpus Christi, Texas are afraid of the chemicals around them – and scared to leave home.

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

A Royal Proclamation

The Prince’s Speech: On the Future of Food
By HRH The Prince Of Wales
Rodale Books, 2012, 64 pages


Serengeti Watch

Fighting the Paving of Paradise


Worth a Dam?

Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite


In the Wild, There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

For more than 11 years I’ve lived without money, government assistance, or conscious barter. I live primarily in a cave in a Utah canyon, when I’m not wandering. Occasionally I house-sit, ...

Daniel Suelo

World of Wonder

Two years ago, The Nation magazine published a list of the “The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century.” Among giants like Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, and Cesa...

EIJ Editor

Serengeti Watch



Time to Repair the Damage of the Past

+Spreck Rosekrans is director of policy for Restore Hetch Hetchy. He has more than two decades of experience working with cities, farmers, tribes, and fishermen to find practical solutions for managin...

Spreck Rosekrans

Letters & Emails

Not Quite EthicalThe article about the ethical destinations was interesting (“Ten Best Ethical Destinations,” Spring 2012), but we disagree with one of the destinations on the list –...


“Objectivity is the greatest threat to the United States today.”

An Excerpt from Encounters with the Archdruid

John Mc Phee

… Not until we have a Clean energy system

-Tim Redmond is executive editor of the San Francisco Bay Guardian and author, with Marc Mowrey, of Not in Our Backyard: The People and Events that Shaped America’s Modern Environmental Movement...

Tim Redmond

Local News from All Over

AfricaA Growing MessIt sounds like a classic complaint from the satirical website “What am I supposed to do with all of these obsolete iPhone and Mac chargers?” B...


A Voice for the Wilderness

An Excerpt from The Wildness Within

Kenneth Brower

Jane Kleeb

When Jane Kleeb moved to Nebraska in 2007, one of the first things she noticed was that people there, though most of them identified as Republicans, were quite progressive, especially farmers and ranc...