Gangsters use poachers to make a killing in the ivory trade. What can stop the bloodshed?
Entrepreneurs are hailing seaweed as a potential “miracle crop.” Could seaweed farming help lift coastal communities out of poverty?
Southeast Asia is a haven for ivory smugglers. For now, government efforts to stop the flow of contraband fall short.
A Silk Road To Community Prosperity
The revival of wild silk in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots is helping to protect forest areas by improving the economic situation of local people.
Hiding in Plain Sight
In San Francisco’s Chinatown, and online, ivory carvings are easy to buy.
To Our Readers
In mid-April a northern white rhinoceros named “Sudan” was placed under 24-hour armed guard at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Sudan is one of a kind – literally. He is the only remaining male ...
In the Marrow of Our Bones
On March 20, scientists from 11 countries convened by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released their unanimous conclusions about the world’s most used h...
Earth Island Reports
Protecting One of the Great Wildlife Reserves on Earth
Missouri Supreme Court Decision Is a Victory for Solar Industry
Garbage In, Garbage Out
Gregg Segal: 7 Days of Garbage
The Ivory Market: Keep It Closed, or Open It Up?
In 1978, Dr. Robert Bullard was pulled into what would become, thanks to his efforts, the field of environmental justice. Conducting research for a lawsuit filed by his wife, he discovered that most o...
The Fog of Memory
The Beautiful Unseen: Variations on Fog and Forgetting By Kyle Boelte Soft Skull Press, 2015, 156 pages
SeaWorld’s in Deep Water
Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Behind Blackfish by John Hargrove with Howard Chua-Eoan Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, 264 pages
Mark J Palmer
Scientists Are Citizens, Too
We had just recently moved to Seattle when my wife, one-year-old son, and I were invited to a neighbor’s house for a barbeque. It was a warm summer evening, and I got to talking to our neighbor’s ...