Mangrove Action Project
Brazil contains the world’s second largest mangrove area - estimates
suggest that over a million hectares of mangrove forest are found along
Brazil’s extensive coas...
The greenhouse diet
You may be familiar with the dangers of climate disruption as a result of human-induced increases of carbon dioxide (CO2)
and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. But recent scientific
From the editor
I told myself this issue’s note from the editor wouldn’t mention the US president. Even we at the Earth Island Journal do get tired of paying attention to bad news, after all: I planned to...
Friendship with Uganda
Entebbe, population 90,000, is a pleasant, green city on the edge of
Uganda’s Lake Victoria, site of a world-famous botanic garden. It is
also the former seat of the Ugandan government...
Balancing on a turtle’s back
year, on a few dark nights in a secluded cove of Panama’s Azuero
Peninsula, thousands of olive ridley sea turtles emerge from the
Pacific Ocean to lay their eggs in the sand. Each one, out ...
Local News from All Over
AFRICA Parks congress focuses on protected areas The fifth World Parks Congress - this year themed “Benefits Beyond
Boundaries” - took place in Durban in early September. Two thousand
For the past two years, ReThink Paper has participated in “The Paper
Campaign,” targeting the Staples company to improve its environmental
policy. Efforts included more than ...
Fueling tensions with water
It may or may not be true that the ongoing war in Iraq is about oil;
the jury, it seems, is still out. But oil certainly played some role in
the conflict, if only as a voice in President Bush’s ...
Piers Moore Ede
Earth Island Project Reports
The Boreal Footprint Project has published a new report entitled “Aboriginal Experiences in Canada’s
Parks and Protected Areas.” The report was commissioned to contribute
to the comb...
Everybody’s got a story
courtesy Veronica Eady Imagine
being so dedicated to a cause that you’d consider a 3,000-mile commute.
For the past five years, Veronica Eady has done just that. Several times a year, Eady treks...
Deep-sea corals are perhaps the most vulnerable to bottom trawling of all forms of marine life.
International Marine Mammal Project
Some progress at IWC
Mark J. Palmer
Baja’s beleaguered beaches
Will an ill-considered mega-tourism development plan end a traditional way of life?
One No, Many Yeses: A Journey to the Heart of the Global Resistance Movement Paul Kingsnorth, Simon & Schuster UK, 2003, $18.00 US (approx.:
not released in US. Order online through mcnallyrobinson.co...
Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters
While mega-cruise ships may conjure up images of romance and five-star
service, they also pollute our water and air, evade taxes, pay
substandard wages, and lobby around the democratic process. ...
Opposition from the world's poorest countries derails the World Trade Organization's Fifth Ministerial Meeting
Another World is Possible: Popular Alternatives to Globalization at the World Social Forum William F. Fisher, Thomas Ponniah eds.; Zed Books, 2003 $19.95 Good News for a Change: How Everyday People Ar...