I knew things were bad when Paulino dipped his empty plastic water bottle into a shallow, muddy swamp puddle. After attempting to sweeten the sludge with a bright orange vitamin C tablet, the middle-...
Illegal Logging Threatens Russia’s Last Great Wilderness
In Ecuador, Trees Now Have Rights
On September 29, the Associated Press reported that Ecuador’s new constitution would “significantly expand leftist President Rafael Correa’s powers.” It wasn’t until the ...
Bargaining for Eden
The Fight for the Last Open Spaces in America
Stephen Trimble 336 pages, University of California Press, 2008
Fever in the Forests
Global climate change is making many trees sick – and in the process releasing more carbon into the atmosphere
Notes from a warming world
Big Brother Is WatchingFirst they spied on the peace activists. Then they targeted the anti-death penalty organizations. Then they came for the climate justice groups.
Courtesy Josh TulkinPlacards:...
The World Without Usby Alan Weisman
Thomas Dunne Books, 2007
There is something wistful in the title of Alan Weisman’s sweeping account of what would become of Earth if humans...
Forest of Memory
Elena Baca Suquet
Local News from All Over
AfricaAsiaEuropeNorth AmericaOceaniaSouth AmericaAFRICASun SeekersAfrica is the poorest continent on the planet, and approximately three quarters of the people living south of the Sahara have no acces...
It was a blistering hot afternoon when I watched the DVD of Flow. Before starting the film, I strolled to the kitchen, and, with the touch of a button on the front of my refrigerator, filled a mug wit...
Irena Salina Produced by Oscilloscope Laboratories, 84 Minutes
Ecologists agree that there is no way to win the War Against Wildfire. So why is the Forest Service spending more than ever on fire suppression?
KudosIn a word, kudos on an excellent issue, especially the cover piece (“Mirage,” Autumn 2008) on water issues in the desert Southwest. I live in Reno, and we have water issues and willy...
Up in Smoke
Big Tobacco Ruins a Small African Nation
The Amazon: It’s What’s for Dinner
The Spread of Soy Plantations Poses a New Threat to the Rainforest
Shrugging off a Cataclysm
Five years ago, I took a backpacking trip to Alaska because, as I wryly put it then, I wanted to “see the place before it melted.” Like most tourists to the Last Frontier, I was blown away...
Can We Learn to Live with Predators Among Us?
Viva Sierra Gorda
Livelihood from the Land
Jason Florio, floriophoto.com
When Frederick Schilling started Dagoba Chocolate, everyone was sweet on him. A tiny operation run out of Schilling’s home kitchen, the fair trade chocolate ...
Red Panda Network
Fighting for the Firefox
A Future with Forestry
Community Forest Enterprises Offer Hope for Rural Mexico
Earth Island Project Reports
John de Graaf, an Earth Island Institute board member, is promoting federal legislation to have a peak in the Sierra Nevada renamed in honor of Earth Island’s founder, David Brower. In August, ...