Notes from a Warming World

Heard This One Before Heat waves, torrential rains, declining food stocks, melting glaciers, thawing permafrost, dying coral, and millions of people displaced by rising seas – the latest blockbuster...

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

In mid-March, 30 US Senators pulled an all-nighter on the Senate floor as one after another got up to speak about the clear and present danger of global climate change. The 15-hour talkathon was not, ...

Jason Mark

Dining on Weeds

Dandelion Hunter
Foraging the Urban Wilderness
By Rebecca Lerner
Lyons Press, 2013, 215 pages

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Plastic Microbeads: Don’t Use as Directed

For decades, the producers of disposable packaging and products have tried to say it’s our fault that their toxic throwaway junk litters our landscapes, fouls our waters, and kills fish and wildlife...

Annie Leonard

Shoot to Save?

Is hunting animals a viable conservation strategy?

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A Prayer for Earth

For many people of faith, environmental issues fall outside the realm of religion. But that is beginning to change. It turns out that religions have a large role to play in protecting what we refer to...

The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham

Hazardous Cargo: Shipping Highly Flammable Bakken Crude Oil by Rail

Oil trains are crisscrossing the US and Canada with volatile cargo, yet many communities are unrepared for an accident.

Adam Federman

Let’s Clean Up the Beach

All One Ocean

Lauren Weiner

Hunters Value Wildlife

+Joe Hosmer is the president of Safari Club International Foundation, a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through sustainable use. Hunting is vital to the conservati...

Joe Hosmer

After the Fire

As they try to cope with the trauma of losing so many of their neighbors, friends and family members, residents of Lac-Mégantic have been forced to grapple with another ordeal: fear that the oil trai...

Adam Federman

A Simple Question: Where Does Your Water Come From?

Wholly H2O

Elizabeth Dougherty

Hunting Is a Setback to Wildlife Conservation

-Teresa M. Telecky, PhD is the director of the wildlife department for Humane Society International. Nearly 40 years ago, Kenya banned trophy hunting. Within the past two years, other African countrie...

Teresa M. Telecky, PhD

A Deadly Business

The ploy was so shameless and obvious that it gave concern-trolling a bad name. In January, US and Canadian accident investigators, in a rare joint statement, warned their governments that an oil-by-r...

Jason Mark

The Folly of Man

Michael Kerbow

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The Big Dry

A Twenty-First Century Water War Erupts in Texas

James William Gibson

Letters and Emails

Rogue Young Tell us what you think:editor@earthisland.org Letters to the Editor Earth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460 Berkeley, CA 94704 Noah Sudarsky’s cover story on current cougar mana...

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It’s a Hardrock Life

In Wisconsin’s picturesque Northwoods, a big battle over iron-ore extraction is pitting environmentalists and Native Americans against mining companies and their political allies.

Mary Catherine O’Connor

If It’s Brown, Drink It Down

Timing, they say, is everything. In the late 1990s, government officials in San Diego, worried that just 10 percent of the municipal water supply came from local sources, approached residents with a p...

Juliet Grable

Local News from All Over

Africa Good Fences A new, low-tech solution is helping the Masai people in northern Tanzania outwit their age-old nemesis, lions, in a nonviolent manner. The big cats routinely raid Masai cattle in th...

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“We came back to Struggle”

Indigenous communities in Honduras are fighting against new mining projects

Sandra Cuffe

A Postmodern Water Frontier

While many large cities in Texas are trying to grab water to support massive growth, there are some that have adopted promising water-conservation practices that offer a glimpse of what an alternative...

James William Gibson

Powering the Clouds

Powering the Clouds Oh, the joys and curses of the Internet. For the 2.5 billion people connected to the World Wide Web, the Internet puts seemingly unlimited amounts of information, entertainment, an...

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Gemstone Mountain

In a remote Cambodian province, children as young as seven risk their lives mining for a shiny blue rock

Jennifer Meszaros, Photos by Gabriele Stoia

Wild Things

Feral
Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding
By George Monbiot
Allen Lane, 2013, 316 pages

Jason Mark