Blue Revolution

Entrepreneurs are hailing seaweed as a potential “miracle crop.” Could seaweed farming help lift coastal communities out of poverty?

Michael Holtz

Hiding in Plain Sight

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, and online, ivory carvings are easy to buy.

Jason Mark

Blood Ivory

In mid-April a northern white rhinoceros named “Sudan” was placed under 24-hour armed guard at Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Sudan is one of a kind – literally. He is the only remaining male ...

Jason Mark

A Silk Road To Community Prosperity

The revival of wild silk in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots is helping to protect forest areas by improving the economic situation of local people.

Brian Barth

Robert Bullard

In 1978, Dr. Robert Bullard was pulled into what would become, thanks to his efforts, the field of environmental justice. Conducting research for a lawsuit filed by his wife, he discovered that most o...

Zoe Loftus-Farren

Letters and Emails

Trying to Get Away Thanks for a great article on the Grand Canyon development project (“Grand Folly,” Spring 2015) and for the interesting background information provided in the story. It is so sa...


Garbage In, Garbage Out

Gregg Segal: 7 Days of Garbage


The Fog of Memory

The Beautiful Unseen: Variations on Fog and Forgetting
By Kyle Boelte
Soft Skull Press, 2015, 156 pages

Jason Mark

Local News from All Over

Findings Water Woes in Golden State Looks like water rationing is going to be the new reality in the Golden State. Four years into a major drought, California has only one year of water stores left in...


The End For Elephants?

Gangsters use poachers to make a killing in the ivory trade. What can stop the bloodshed?

Tristan McConnell

SeaWorld’s in Deep Water

Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Behind Blackfish
by John Hargrove with Howard Chua-Eoan
Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, 264 pages

Mark J. Palmer

In the Marrow of Our Bones

On March 20, scientists from 11 countries convened by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released their unanimous conclusions about the world’s most used h...

Anna Lappé

Smooth Operators

Southeast Asia is a haven for ivory smugglers. For now, government efforts to stop the flow of contraband fall short.

Mike Ives

Scientists Are Citizens, Too

We had just recently moved to Seattle when my wife, one-year-old son, and I were invited to a neighbor’s house for a barbeque. It was a warm summer evening, and I got to talking to our neighbor’s ...

Joshua J. Lawler

Protecting One of the Great Wildlife Reserves on Earth

Serengeti Watch

Boyd Norton

The Ivory Market: Keep It Closed, or Open It Up?



Missouri Supreme Court Decision Is a Victory for Solar Industry

Renew Missouri

Elizabeth Gower

Only Legal Ivory Can Stop Poaching

+Daniel Stiles, PhD is an independent consultant who has carried out extensive research on the ivory trade and the causes of elephant poaching. He is a member of the IUCN/SSC African Elephant Speciali...

Daniel Stiles

Earth Island Advances New SeaWorld Lawsuit

International Marine Mammal Project

Mark J. Palmer

In a Corrupt World, a Legal Trade Undermines Conservation

-Elizabeth L. Bennett, PhD is a vice president at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Ivory – to trade, or not to trade? With elephant populations declining rapidly across large swathes of their rang...

Elizabeth Bennet