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New Earth Island Institute Projects


Natural Data Detectives

Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
By Mary Ellen Hannibal
The Experiment, 2016, 395 pages

Gerry Wigenbach

Losing Home

As rising waters eat away the land beneath their feet, many Native communities are turning into climate refugees.

Zoe Loftus-Farren

Achieving Self-Governance

We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States
By Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell
PM Press, 2016, 192 pages

Seth Sandronsky

Unboxing Environmentalism

Right as we were wrapping up this issue, our memberships director forwarded an email from a subscriber who said he had decided to terminate his support of Earth Island Institute because he had “a ph...


Built-in Peril

Miranda Brandon

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Ready to Resist

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States, a prominent supporter cited America’s Japanese internment as precedent for mandating a Muslim registry. I was pa...

Miyoko Sakashita

Letters and Emails

www.bizarro.com Taking on DAPL Letters to the EditorEarth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way #460 Berkeley, CA 94704 editor@earthisland.org I enjoyed the Journal’s story on Standing Rock and Native res...


Better with Beavers

How partnerships with a rodent are helping restore watersheds in the Pacific Northwest

Rob Rich

Local News from All Over

UPDATESetback at Standing Rockphoto Dark Sevier/FlickrActivists are flocking back to the camps by the Cannonball River after Trump’s memorandum telling the Army Corps to speed up the Dakota Access p...


Editing Evolution

Gene drive is a revolutionary new genetic technology that could help eradicate diseases and save species. But is it risk-free?

Paul Koberstein

Hope’s Edge

Nearly two decades ago, I stood on a train platform in the city of Bhatinda in the north Indian state of Punjab at sunrise. Flies buzzed. Young men dozed nearby with legs curled up for warmth. Next to...

Anna Lappé

In the Shadow Of Death

Our final resting places offer safe havens for many rare plant and animal species.

Eric Freedman

Sowing Stewardship

West County DIGS


Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Youth Voices Are Powerful

Zoe Loftus-Farren

Complacency Is Not an Option

California Student Sustainability Coalition

Daniel Adel

Life at River Bottom

A freshwater mussel groupie ponders what the loss of these mollusks means for humans and wildlife

Abbie Gascho Landis