Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters

Alaska's cruise ship ballot measure sails to victory

Gershon Cohen

Killer Spinach

When industrial agriculture goes bad

Caitlin O’Brien

Global Service Corps

Day camp offers life skills in AIDS fight

Anna Strong and Hannah Reid

Cultivating change in Colombia

“Ifthere isn’t green, there isn’t life,” says Luz Dary Ayala. Ayala is oneof the inhabitants of Ciudád Bolivar who is trying to revitalize thisimpoverished neighborhood ...

Brad Miller

International Marine Mammal Project

German dolphin defender turns 85

Mark J. Palmer

The fight for wilderness

Wilderness is both a bureaucratic designation for public lands in the US and an ideal for future protections of our national heritage. TheWilderness Act of 1964 remains an incredible promise to the wo...

Mark J. Palmer

UniversitÁrea Protegida

Afterhundreds of hours of fieldwork, writing, and the final nervous defense,most thesis papers are filed neatly away in university libraries, neverto be seen again. The information they contain rarely...

Olin Cohan

Food self-sufficiency

Imaginea farm that requires no fertilizer, irrigation, pesticides, or tractorcultivation, and produces highly nutritious, tasty foods. The farmwe’re imagining maintains healthy soil, doesn’...

Mary Lin

Elections and pundits

“Politicians Sweep Midterm Elections,” read the headline on The Onion‘sWeb site on November 8. Given the rightful joy with which progressiveactivists greeted the results of the midte...

Chris Clarke

Fiji Organic Project

“Inthe remote Yaqara Valley of Viti Levu, at the very edge of a primitiverainforest, lies a vast artesian aquifer, a huge volcanic chamberconfined by the rock walls of an ancient crater. This is...

Molly Rockamann

50 Ways to Save the Ocean

David Helvarg, Inner Ocean Press, 2006, $12.95 (paper) Thesedays, a lot of people understand that pouring used motor oil or otherchemicals into a storm drain has a direct and deleterious effect on ...

Chris Clarke

Local News from All Over

AFRICAStrategies to stop Sahel starvationLastyear the world rocked to Live Aid concerts, and the Make PovertyHistory Movement celebrated developed countries’ fresh commitments toalleviate the pl...

EI Staff

Earth Island project reports

Utne Reader,a national magazine that celebrates the best of the independent pressby reading and reprinting from 1,500 independent magazines,newsletters, blogs, and other publications, recently announc...

EI Staff

Europe’s new enclosure: the sky

The enclosure of the commons began several centuries ago in Europe, and alas, continues there in the 21st. This time the object of enclosure isnt land, but the carbon absorption capacity of the atmos...

Peter Barnes

Viva Sierra Gorda

CO2, poverty, and biodiversity

David Patrick Ross with Caitlin O’Brien


Genetically engineered trees threaten forests and communities

Anne Petermann

Everyone’s got a story

Kyle Macdonald

Caitlin O'Brien

Getting over oil

A recovery model for our oil addiction

Richard Heinberg