Bay Area International Development Organizations

by Martin Witte, BAIDO Program Coordinator Working with Chinese environmentalists NGOs in the Bay Area International Development Organizations (BAIDO) network are working with grassroots organizations...

Martin Witte, BAIDO Program Coordinator

Bush: the environmental record

There’s no longer even the pretense of even-handedness in the White House

David Helvarg


Peter D. Ward is one of maybe a dozen leading scholars of the Permian extinction. Despite being an able popularizer, always anathema to scientists who cannot write, he is a sober-sided and careful res...

Chris Clarke

Safe Food and Fertilizer

For five years, one small-town housewife-turned-mayor and four farmers – each suffering health problems caused by industrial wastes – worked diligently and cooperatively to unravel one of the fertil...

Patty Martin

Camisea in the Amazon

The indigenous Machiguenga of Peru’'s Amazon Basin face off against the fossil fuel industry

Marisa Handler

To the Earth Island Journal

BiodieselYour story, “Make Fries, Not War!” may have left readers with the impression that biodiesel is illegal in California, which simply isn’t the case. Biodiesel is legal as both a fuel and fue...

EI Staff

UniversitÁrea Protegida

After several months of living and working in various campo sites (rural communities) in Nicaragua, UÁP students reunited in a conference in late August. They shared experiences of relationships made...

EI Staff

The Seaweed Rebellion

Our oceans are in deep trouble and we must immediately take a fresh approach to ensure their survival.

Drew Weiner

Local News from All Over

AFRICA Toyotarization in North AfricaAt the International Geographical Congress 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland on August 19, desert expert Andrew Goudie presented new research that shows an alarming increa...

EI Staff

Everyone’s got a story

Olin Cohan loves his job. “I love that my occupation doesn’t feel like an occupation,” he says. “I love the time that I get to spend in some of the most beautiful and remote areas that Nicarag...

Sara Knight

Why Wolves in Colorado?

When I was a girl, I loved all things wild. I loved roaming the forest behind 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...

Anne Rohrer

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 Survival Partnership Program. Through this program, GSC sup...

EI Staff

Hydro Nova

Hydro Nova brings innovative methods for dealing with wastewater to areas that lack sewer systems. In California about 1.2 million households use onsite systems, which may pollute groundwater if not p...

Bob Feinbaum

Polly Strand’‘s Activist Life

EII member Polly Strand was one of the earliest and most passionate activists for animal rights and human health. More than a decade ago she testified before the California legislature about the Unive...

EI Staff

Brower Youth Awards

If 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. The fede...

EI Staff

International Marine Mammal Project

2004 International Whaling Commission This year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Sorrento, Italy, brought the long-simmering issue of vote-buying to a boil. Japan in particular has...

EI Staff

Farming Under Fire

Palestinian farmers contend with war, enforced drought, and the Separation Wall

Kate Rogers Gessert

Reef Protection International

Ocean conservation has become a hot topic. With the release of two major reports on the status of ocean health from the Pew Commission and the US Commission on Ocean Policy, there is growing consensus...

Drew Weiner

WMDs in Our Backyards

The toxic legacy of lewisite

Pandy R. Sinish and Joel A. Vilensky

Salt in an Island’s Wounds

Squatters Guddy and Kai Birkigt fight to deflect a trend of human and natural resource exploitation.

Emily Lynette Laughnan