Alaska's cruise ship ballot measure sails to victory
When industrial agriculture goes bad
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 ...
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
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...
Imaginea farm that requires no fertilizer, irrigation, pesticides, or tractorcultivation, and produces highly nutritious, tasty foods. The farmwe’re imagining maintains healthy soil, doesn’...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Viva Sierra Gorda
CO2, poverty, and biodiversity
David Patrick Ross with Caitlin O’Brien
Genetically engineered trees threaten forests and communities