Entrepreneurs are hailing seaweed as a potential “miracle crop.” Could seaweed farming help lift coastal communities out of poverty?
Hiding in Plain Sight
In San Francisco’s Chinatown, and online, ivory carvings are easy to buy.
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 ...
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.
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...
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
Local News from All Over
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?
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...
Southeast Asia is a haven for ivory smugglers. For now, government efforts to stop the flow of contraband fall short.
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
The Ivory Market: Keep It Closed, or Open It Up?
Missouri Supreme Court Decision Is a Victory for Solar Industry
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...
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...