We are now exposed to electromagnetic radio frequencies 24 hours a day. Welcome to the largest human experiment ever.
What Killed Dunkard Creek?
Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia say fracking is to blame.
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.
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...
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
Bay Localize, Winter 2012
A Resilient Future for the 99%
Aaron G. Lehmer and Kirsten Schwind
How Peak Oil Pricked the Housing Bubble
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.
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...
It’s Wrong to Wreck the World
A Moral Call to Protect the Environment
Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
President and CEO of Humane Society of the United States
Maureen Nandini Mitra
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
Agent Orange Blues
Scorched Earth: Legacies of the Chemical Warfare in Vietnam By Fred A. Wilcox Seven Stories Press, 2011, 240 pages
Sizing Up the Planet
Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World By Larrie D. Ferreiro Basic Book, 2011, 353 pages
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Friend or Foe?
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 ...
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...