Forests in the American West have been shaped by fires. So why do we continue to fight them?
Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America By William Stolzenburg Bloomsbury, 2016, 256 pages
Biomass energy has been drawing increasing scrutiny in recent years.
Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet By Peter Wilcox (with Ronald B. Weiss) Thomas Dunne Books, 2016, 314 pages
Making Peace with Fire
It’s peak wildfire season in the American West. As I write this, firefighters are battling twenty-six active fires across eight of the thirteen Western states, including five in California, where a ...
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Something Greater Than Myself
I amble down the slope into the fields, plastic bin in hand – for basil, or lettuce, or kale – and descend into the layer of cool, moisture-laden air lingering in the low part of the farm. At the ...
Letters and Emails
The Population Roadblock
“Wild Again” by Paula MacKay and John Davis (Summer 2016) emphasizes how important rewilding efforts and wildlife corridors are to the future of many of our fellow earthli...
Can Mexico Save the US Jaguar?
Local News from All Over
photo by Marya FigueroaIn June, Pacific Gas and Electric announced an agreement to close down California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, and replace the plant’s generating capacity with renew...
In the Pipeline’s Path
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is one among several projects threatening rural Appalachian landscapes and communities.
William H. Funk
Will the Real Litterbug Please Stand Up?
On October 13, 1953, executives from beer, soda, chewing gum, cigarette, and candy companies, as well as the packaging and chemical industries, launched a new organization: Keep America Beautiful. As ...
Life Beyond Coal
Can a tiny Australian coal town reinvent itself?
Our Dear Friend, Mark Berman
Earth Island’s International Marine Mammal Project and the dolphins and whales of the world have lost a dear friend and colleague with the passing of Mark Berman on May 13, 2016. We at IMMP are deva...
The International Marine Mammal Project
Maureen Nandini Mitra
New Leaders Initiative
Meet the 17th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners
To Keep a River Running
Deep in the Amazon’s central basin, one tribe is holding back the seemingly inexorable march of development.