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...
In the Shadow Of Death
Our final resting places offer safe havens for many rare plant and animal species.
West County DIGS
Youth Voices Are Powerful
Complacency Is Not an Option
California Student Sustainability Coalition
Life at River Bottom
A freshwater mussel groupie ponders what the loss of these mollusks means for humans and wildlife
Abbie Gascho Landis
Our Family is Growing
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
As rising waters eat away the land beneath their feet, many Native communities are turning into climate refugees.
We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States By Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell PM Press, 2016, 192 pages
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...
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...
Letters and Emails
Taking on DAPL
Letters to the EditorEarth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way #460 Berkeley, CA 94704 firstname.lastname@example.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
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...
Gene drive is a revolutionary new genetic technology that could help eradicate diseases and save species. But is it risk-free?