Earlier this year, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson – the thrill-seeking head of Virgin Atlantic Airlines – once again grabbed the media’s attention when his company conducted t...
The Big Melt
Notes from the Front Lines of Climate Change
The Travails of the Rails
I became an avid train rider a few years ago, after ditching my car for environmental reasons. Today, I also have an economic incentive to travel by train. With gasoline costs skyrocketing, Amtrak has...
Globalization’s Carbon Bootprint
Anyone interested in big picture solutions to climate change must eventually confront the inconvenient truth that one of the major forces stoking the greenhouse is globalization. The infrastructure of...
How a Small Band of Activists Fought Alaska’s Tour Industry – and Won
Daniel L. Henry
We Are Traffic
The Spirit of Critical Mass
Earth Island Project Reports
In the 1990s, 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth became a best-selling book, with five million copies in print. Author John Javna and his children, Sophie and Jesse, have re-written the boo...
Flying Into Trouble
Where Are Carbon Offsets Taking Us?
Restoring Imaginations to Reclaim Land
We’re infatuated with our cars. And why shouldn’t we be? After all, we spend so much time in our automobiles that it’s only natural to have feelings of intimacy toward these machines: Thirty per...
Where is Tourism Headed?
The Call of the Kiwi
New Zealanders Are Working to Save Their National Symbol
Breaking the Habit
America, as even President Bush acknowledges, is addicted to oil. If so, then biofuels are little better than methadone.
Our addiction is dangerous. It is one of the primary sources of the unchecked c...
Carpooling to the Country
Fueling the Future?
The Hunt for a Sustainable Biofuel
I have been a subscriber of the Journal for over a decade, and have always been surprised when I get the magazine that it persists in dating itself with the seasons of the Northern...
Bay Area Wilderness Training
Get on the Bus
Curitiba, Brazil Rolls Out a Transit Solution
Local News from All Over
South America AFRICA
The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar has dramatically reduced deforestation as the country’s leaders try to attrac...