America's Toxic Prisons
The environmental injustices of mass incarceration
Candice Bernd Zoe Loftus-Farren Maureen Nandini Mitra

Feature Articles

Crisis Among the Palms

How your retirement fund may be fueling rainforest destruction

Kenya’s Energy Quandary

Geothermal development in the Kenyan Rift Valley shows that even renewable energy can be unsustainable in fragile environments.

Robert C Thornett

The Butterfly Effect

Habitat and endangered species restoration programs in Oregon's prisons are helping inmates find new purpose in life.

Nancy Hill

Forecast: Uncertain

Trapped between two big climate polluters, Myanmar is already being battered by the worst impacts of global warming. But it has limited capacity to adapt

To Our Readers

Don’t Look Away

For many people in the United States, prisons are invisible. How is this possible, given that the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2.3 million people behind bars? ...

Maya Schenwar

Digging Deeper

Better Living Through Chemistry?

In March, Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new head, announced that the EPA would not move forward on a long-anticipated ban of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. The news devastated p...

Anna Lappé

Earth Island Reports

Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves

The Wild Oyster Project

Linda Hunter

Hope for a New Trade Agenda

California Trade Justice Coalition

1000 Words

Life on Ice

Paul Nicklen

Erin Banks Rusby


“Scientists Make the Best Advocates”

Lori Marino

In Review

Flights of Fancy

Audubon, On the Wings of the World
By Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer
Nobrow Press, 2017, 184 pages

Christine Ro

The Benefits of Biophilia

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
By Florence Williams
WW Norton & Company, 2017, 290 Pages

Gretchen Lida


No Regrets

October 11 of last year was a crisp, clear day in Skagit County, Washington. I left my motel room an hour before sunrise and drove a couple of miles to a TransCanada pipeline maintenance site in Burli...

Ken Ward

Talking Points

Talking Points : Summer 2017

News in Brief

Journal Staff