Warning: High Frequency
We are now exposed to electromagnetic radio frequencies 24 hours a day. Welcome to the largest human experiment ever.
Christopher Ketcham

Feature Articles

What Killed Dunkard Creek?

Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia say fracking is to blame.

Adam Federman

Can Danilo Atilano Feed the World?

Industrial Agriculture Advocates Say Organic Farming Cannot Produce Enough Food for 7 Billion People. A Group of Rice Farmers in the Philippines is Proving Them Wrong.

Robin Broad

To Our Readers

An Unhealthy Relationship?

When it comes to gizmos, I’m what you’d call a late adopter. I didn’t buy a cell phone until 2004. I just got a smart phone this year, when my old flip phone finally crapped out and the progress...

Jason Mark

Earth Island Reports

International Marine Mammal Project, Winter 2012

Memorials, Awards, and a Labeling Controversy

Mark J Palmer

Our Family Keeps Growing

Three new projects…

Fired Up Media

Three Issues to Watch During the Durban Climate Summit

Women’s Earth Alliance, Winter 2012

Training Women in Water and Sanitation

Melinda Kramer

Bay Localize, Winter 2012

A Resilient Future for the 99%

Aaron G. Lehmer and Kirsten Schwind


Material World
How Peak Oil Pricked the Housing Bubble
Jason Mark
The Last Song of Mario Guifarro
Latin America is home to some of the world’s last great reserves of timber, precious metals, and arable land. As a resource-hungry world turns its eyes toward the region’s riches, environmental activists’ efforts to protect their communities are costing them their lives.
Jeremy Kryt
Killed in the Line of Duty
Violence against environmental activists isn’t limited to Latin America. In many parts of the world, beatings, death threats, and murder are a common way of settling political disputes. Since they a...
Jeremy Kryt
It’s Wrong to Wreck the World
A Moral Call to Protect the Environment
Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson

1000 Words

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Sun Ji

Mike Ives


Wayne Pacelle

President and CEO of Humane Society of the United States

Maureen Nandini Mitra

In Review

The New, New McCarthyism

Green Is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
By Will Potter
City Lights, 2011, 256 Pages

Adam Federman

Agent Orange Blues

Scorched Earth: Legacies of the Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
By Fred A. Wilcox
Seven Stories Press, 2011, 240 pages

Mike Ives

Sizing Up the Planet

Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World
By Larrie D. Ferreiro
Basic Book, 2011, 353 pages

Howard Schneider


Coal Blasts Communities Apart

I was born and raised in Southern West Virginia, a place where not a lot of people identify themselves as environmentalists. So I get called a “tree hugger” all the time. But I don’t mind. If tr...

Junior Walk

Talking Points

Local News from All Over, Winter 2012

AfricaHigh and Dry Plans by upstream African nations to take more water from the Nile River could force Egyptians to rethink how they use water – an increasingly precious resource in a country with ...

Journal Staff

Notes from a Warming World, Winter 2012

Thermal ContractionUsually heat causes things to expand. But it now appears that rising heat is having a shrinking effect on our living world. Climbing temperatures and shifts in rainfall patterns...

Journal Staff

Occupy the Constitution

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” If the above were true, Occupy Wall Street would be one step away from victory. Unfortunately, modern po...

Gar Smith


Friend or Foe?

Invasive species

Journal Staff

Harm Is in the Eye of the Beholder

For 25 years, the American public has been inundated with horror stories involving non-native species. Think: snakehead, kudzu, Asian carp. This has largely been the result of selective communication ...

Mark Davis

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Obviously not all non-native species deserve a bum rap. Invasion biologists have long known this and worked hard to determine which species to try to keep out and, failing that, which to manage at low...

Daniel Simberloff