Life on Ice

Paul Nicklen


No Regrets

October 11 of last year was a crisp, clear day in Skagit County, Washington. I left my motel room an hour before sunrise and drove a couple of miles to a TransCanada pipeline maintenance site in Burli...

Ken Ward

Don’t Look Away

For many people in the United States, prisons are invisible. How is this possible, given that the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2.3 million people behind bars? The...


The Butterfly Effect

Habitat and endangered species restoration programs in Oregon's prisons are helping inmates find new purpose in life.

Nancy Hill

Letters and Emails

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Letters to the EditorEarth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way #460 Berkeley, CA 94704 Thank you for the insightful and informative story about the impa...


Crisis Among the Palms

How your retirement fund may be fueling rainforest destruction

Jeff Conant

Local News from All Over

Temperature GaugeClimate TraumaThat climate change is affecting the environment and our physical well-being is common knowledge by now, but it now appears that global warming is also taking a signific...


Kenya’s Energy Quandary

Geothermal development in the Kenyan Rift Valley shows that even renewable energy can be unsustainable in fragile environments.

Robert C. Thornett

Better Living Through Chemistry?

In March, Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency’s new head, announced that the EPA would not move forward on a long-anticipated ban of the insecticide chlorpyrifos. The news devastated p...

Anna Lappé

“Scientists Make the Best Advocates”

Lori Marino

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves

The Wild Oyster Project


Forecast: Uncertain

Trapped between two big climate polluters, Myanmar is already being battered by the worst impacts of global warming. But it has limited capacity to adapt

Kendra Pierre-Louis

Hope for a New Trade Agenda

California Trade Justice Coalition

Aaron Lehmer

Flights of Fancy

Audubon, On the Wings of the World
By Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer
Nobrow Press, 2017, 184 pages


America’s Toxic Prisons

The environmental injustices of mass incarceration

Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren, and Maureen Nandini Mitra

The Benefits of Biophilia

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
By Florence Williams
WW Norton & Company, 2017, 290 Pages