Raising Salmon
In British Columbia, First Nations’ diverse approaches to fish farming highlight the tension between economic opportunity and preserving cultural and ecological values.
David Moskowitz

Feature Articles

Carbon Conundrum

A Native Alaskan company’s promise to save its forests benefits local ecosystems, but given the zero-sum game that’s carbon offsets, it delays meaningful action on climate change.

Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate

Caught in the Crossfire

An arid country with mismanaged water resources, Iran is on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Yet it is persecuting experts who could help it chart a path for the difficult decades to come.

Eric Randolph

The Little Fern That Could

Azolla once pulled trillions of tons of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Does this ancient, unassuming plant have more tricks up its sleeve?

Anna Gibbs

Keep Out... Come Again

The underbelly of American-styled conservation in the Indian Himalayas.

Yardain Amron

To Our Readers

Hold Up Your Light

We need to show our leaders the path forward out of these dark times.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Digging Deeper

The Long Fight for a Just Food System

Fifty years ago, my mother exposed the damage caused by our energy-intensive, environmentally devastating food production system. The struggle to change it continues.

Anna Lappé

Earth Island Reports

Growing Climate Resiliency

North-South collaboration models bio-intensive agriculture and fosters women’s leadership.

Godliver Businge and Suzanne York

Slew of Logging Bills Would Worsen Wildfires as well as Climate Change

What is missing in this fog of cynical political opportunism is a candid discussion of the wildfire science.

Chad Hanson

1000 Words

A Vision for the Future

Artist-writer-backpacker Obi Kaufmann illustrates the character of California’s natural landscape — and urges an “actionable hope” to protect it.

Austin Price


The Forest Service Needs to Diversify

Gloria Brown was the Forest Service’s first African American woman forest supervisor. Now she wants to help the agency grow into the equitable organization she knows it can be.

Betsy L. Howell

In Review

A Wild Education

'My Octopus Teacher' shows us that learning can come from unexpected sources, eight-armed or otherwise, if we keep our minds open.

Zoe Loftus-Farren

The Cost of Convenience

A deep dive into the convenience and efficiency that define food retail, its “blessings of uniformity,” and its hidden human costs.

Austin Price


Fighting for Our Future

I’m suing the Canadian government because my culture and my history and my family’s livelihood is at risk due to its inaction on climate change.

Haana Edenshaw

Talking Points

Talking Points: Winter 2021

News in Brief

Journal Staff