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...
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.
Letters and Emails
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Letters to the EditorEarth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way #460 Berkeley, CA 94704 firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for the insightful and informative story about the impa...
Crisis Among the Palms
How your retirement fund may be fueling rainforest destruction
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...
“Scientists Make the Best Advocates”
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves
The Wild Oyster Project
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
Hope for a New Trade Agenda
California Trade Justice Coalition
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