The Bone Collectors
Our fascination with skulls is endangering animals and our ability to learn from them.
Eric Freedman Illustrations by Jessica Roux

Feature Articles

Aging Farmers, Vanishing Farmland

As young people struggle to get their footing in Montana’s agriculture industry, development threatens the state’s farming future.

Jordan Unger

Wheel of Debt

Farms today have more than just the cost of land sucking up potential profits.

Beth Hoffman


An all-female Arctic research team spearheads a sustainable approach to polar science.

Elena Kazamia Images by Heïdi Sevestre

Saving Europe’s Blue Heart

Activists are rising up to protect Bosnia and Herzegovina’s wild rivers from a boom in small hydropower.

Peter Korchnak

Going Nuclear

A Russian state corporation plans to build a small, experimental nuclear plant to power a proposed gold mine in the Arctic.

Elena Tikhonova

To Our Readers

Regroup. Reroute.

Waiting for someone else to take action and save us is no longer an option.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

The Long Game

The Lord God Bird

Loss and transformation — the traces of who we’ve been remind us that we are always in relationship and accountable to our actions.

Carolyn Finney

Earth Island Reports

Taking on Petrochemical Giants

This grassroots group is fighting for environmental justice in Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley,” and winning.

Journal Staff

Bringing BackSteelhead Trout

California’s Sisquoc and Manzana river watersheds once supported large populations of this endangered fish. Restoring backcountry creeks could help their numbers rebound.

Mauricio Gomez

1000 Words

Evoking Emotions for Saplings

Sculptor Patrick Dougherty wants to change how the world sees the inanimate stick.

Austin Price


Having Babies Amid Climate Chaos

​​Two climate activists weigh in on why thinking about your uterus as the site of your political action can be problematic.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

In Review

For Peat’s Sake

Swamplands: Tundra Beavers, Quaking Bogs, and the Improbable World of Peat by Edward Struzik

Austin Price

Pest Control

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach

Michael Berry


Defending the Web of Life

Why I work with grassroots green groups to bring mission-critical lawsuits.

Sumona Nandi Majumdar

Talking Points

Talking Points: Winter 2022

News in Brief

Journal Staff