Peter D.Ward is one of maybe a dozen leading scholars of the Permianextinction. Despite being an able popularizer, always anathema toscientists who cannot write, he is a sober-sided and carefulresearc...
Safe Food and Fertilizer
Forfive years, one small-town housewife-turned-mayor and four farmers each suffering health problems caused by industrial wastes workeddiligently and cooperatively to unravel one of the fertilize...
Camisea in the Amazon
The indigenous Machiguenga of Peru's Amazon Basin face off against the fossil fuel industry
To the Earth Island Journal
Your story, Make Fries, Not War!may have left readers with the impression that biodiesel is illegal inCalifornia, which simply isnt the case. Biodiesel is legal as both afuel and fuel...
Afterseveral months of living and working in various campo sites (ruralcommunities) in Nicaragua, UÁP students reunited in a conference inlate August. They shared experiences of relationships m...
The Seaweed Rebellion
Our oceans are in deep trouble and we must immediately take a fresh approach to ensure their survival.
Local News from All Over
AFRICAToyotarization in North Africa
Atthe International Geographical Congress 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland onAugust 19, desert expert Andrew Goudie presented new research thatshows an alarming increase...
Everyone’s got a story
OlinCohan loves his job. “I love that my occupation doesn’t feel like anoccupation,” he says. “I love the time that I get to spend in some ofthe most beautiful and remote areas...
Why Wolves in Colorado?
WhenI was a girl, I loved all things wild. I loved roaming the forestbehind our house and the meadows that surrounded our farm. And when I was a girl, my mother taught me to love wolves. In the late...
Earth Island project reports
At the recent XV International AIDS Conference in Bangkok, Global Service Corps (GSC) Executive Director Rick Lathrop presented the Seeds of SurvivalPartnership Program. Through this program, GSC supp...
Hydro Novabrings innovative methods for dealing with wastewater to areas thatlack sewer systems. In California about 1.2 million households use onsite systems, which may pollute groundwater if not pro...
Polly Strand‘s Activist Life
EIImember Polly Strand was one of the earliest and most passionateactivists for animal rights and human health. More than a decade agoshe testified before the California legislature about the Universi...
Brower Youth Awards
there is a bright spot in four years of darkness under the Bush
administration’s destructive environmental policies, it is the young
activists who have stepped forward to challenge them. T...
International Marine Mammal Project
2004 International Whaling CommissionThis years International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Sorrento, Italy, brought the long-simmering issue of vote-buying to a boil.
Japanin particular ha...
Farming Under Fire
Palestinian farmers contend with war, enforced drought, and the Separation Wall
Kate Rogers Gessert
Reef Protection International
Oceanconservation has become a hot topic. With the release of two majorreports on the status of ocean health from the Pew Commission and theUS Commission on Ocean Policy, there is growing consensus th...
WMDs in Our Backyards
The toxic legacy of lewisite
Pandy R. Sinish and Joel A. Vilensky
Bay Area International Development Organizations
by Martin Witte, BAIDO Program Coordinator
Working with Chinese environmentalistsNGOs in the Bay Area International Development Organizations (BAIDO)network are working with grassroots organization...
Martin Witte, BAIDO Program Coordinator
Bush: the environmental record
Theres no longer even the pretense of even-handedness in the White House
Salt in an Island’s Wounds
Squatters Guddy and Kai Birkigt fight to deflect a trend of human and natural resource exploitation.