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Ted Nace

Car Talk

What’s the Greenest Way to Go?


Earth Island Institute Welcomes Three New Projects

Food Shift is dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system that curbs food waste, empowers communities, respects the environment and nourishes all. Learn more at: Th...


Plug In, Drop Out

+Jim Motavalli is the author most recently of High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry (Rodale), and is a contributor to The New York Times, Car Talk at NPR, and the Mother Nature Net...

Jim Motavalli

Heart of Darkness

For centuries the people of the Faroe Islands survived by hunting whales. In the twenty-first century, the tradition persists – not only because some people there like to eat whales, but because they enjoy killing them.

Helene Hesselager O’Barry

Re-use, Recycle, Re-fuel

-Don Scott is the director of sustainability for the National Biodiesel Board. Prior to joining the National Biodiesel Board, he was an environmental engineer for the Missouri Department of Natural Re...

Don Scott

Keep Pushing

On the morning after the 2012 US elections, the financial markets delivered their unique take on the ballot results. In the space of a few hours, Wall Street pummeled coal company stocks. Shares of Pe...

Jason Mark

Hunters of the Scottish Skies

Last seen in the British Isles a century ago, white-tailed eagles are now being reintroduced to one of their ancestral homes.

Patrick Holian

Missing the Forest for the Trees

Uganda believes tree plantations are a perfect solution to the nation's deforestation crisis. Critics say planting non-native trees causes more harm than good.

Hilary Heuler

Local News from All Over

Antarctica Cold Water for Ocean Protection In a frustratingly familiar scenario, major nations in November failed to protect from exploitation vast stretches of the seas around Antarctica. The Commiss...


Blast from the Past

Laura Cunningham


One in a Million

The Kingdom of Rarities
By Eric Dinerstein
Island Press, 2013, 336 pages

Adam Federman

Notes from a Warming World

CO2 for Dummies Excess carbon dioxide, we know, is dangerous for the health of the planet’s atmosphere and oceans. Turns out that too much CO2 can also be bad for the human brain. A new study finds ...


Bombing North Dakota

Living amid the Bakken Oil Boom

James William Gibson

Dream a Little Dream

America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy
By James Gustave Speth
Yale University Press, 2012, 272 pages

Tom Athanasiou

Germany Leads the “Energy Turn”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was trained as quantum chemist, and as a doctoral candidate studied subatomic reactions, so it was no surprise that as she started her political career she became an ou...

Gar Smith

Fueling the Tiger

The US Coal Industry Wants to Boost Exports to Asia – Native American Tribes Stand in the Way

Kari Lydersen

Up with Young People

Back in 2009, when I was 13 years old, I started looking for ways to become engaged in political activism. I was just beginning to define my political identity and to feel out the personal meaning of ...

Asa Needle

Getting Urban Youth into The Great Outdoors

Bay Area Wilderness Training


Rumble in the Jungle

Palm oil companies are destroying forests in Indonesia and Malaysia. Some communities are fighting back.

David Gilbert

Sandra Steingraber

photo Dede HatchSandra Steingraber’s gentle voice belies her fierce outrage at the destruction of Earth and human life, a rage that has driven her to devote herself to combating the chemical contami...

Maureen Nandini Mitra