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The Last Song of Mario Guifarro

In early September 2007, in defiance of multiple death threats from illegal loggers who opposed their mission, a GPS mapping team made its way by motorized canoe down the Patuca River and into the rem...

Jeremy Kryt

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

Fired Up Media

Three Issues to Watch During the Durban Climate Summit

Fired Up Media

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 th...

Jeremy Kryt

Agent Orange Blues

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

Mike Ives

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 ...


Women’s Earth Alliance

Training Women in Water and Sanitation


It’s Wrong to Wreck the World

A Moral Call to Protect the Environment

Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson

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

Letters & E-mails

Self-Reliance Requires SacrificeI agree with Derrick Jensen that people in India or Peru need access to land so that they can grow their own food (“Can’t Buy Me Change,” Autumn 2011)...


Bay Localize

A Resilient Future for the 99%


Friend or Foe?

Invasive species


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...

Junior Walk

Local News from All Over

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 w...


Material World

How Peak Oil Pricked the Housing Bubble

Jason Mark

Harm Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Mark Davis is the DeWitt Wallace Professor and Chair of Biology at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN. He is the author of Invasion Biology (Oxford U Press, 2009). For 25 years, the America...

Mark Davis

Notes from a Warming World

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...


What Killed Dunkard Creek?

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

Adam Federman

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Daniel Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee. He is editor-in-chief of Biological Invasions and senior editor of the Encyclopedia of Bio...

Daniel Simberloff

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...

Gar Smith

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Sun Ji

Mike Ives

Wayne Pacelle

photo Michelle Riley/The HSUS Wayne Pacelle is tall, handsome, and looks great in a suit – pretty much the perfect CEO. But this CEO doesn’t run a corporation. He works for ani...

Maureen Nandini Mitra

International Marine Mammal Project

Memorials, Awards, and a Labeling Controversyphoto flickr user prilfish Ric O’Barry and the International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) team have spent the last few months circling the globe t...


Warning: High Frequency

We are now exposed to electromagnetic radio frequencies 24 hours a day. Welcome to the largest human experiment ever.

Christopher Ketcham

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 and John Cavanagh