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Still Standing Strong

We entered 2017 expecting a rough ride, and boy has that dismal expectation been more than met. The Trump administration’s onslaught on the environment has been so relentless that it’s been a stru...

Digging Deeper

Big Food and Public Health Don’t Mix

Going Beneath the Headlines

Earth Island Reports

Growing the Urban Canopy

Richmond Trees

Meet the 18th Annual Brower Youth Award Winners

New Leaders Initiative

Feature Articles

Through a Glass, Brightly

Exploring the Wilderness Above

A Fine Balance

Scientists and traditional-knowledge keepers are attempting to restore the natural and cultural landscapes of the Haida Gwaii archipelago.

Six Ways of Seeing a Rhinoceros Auklet

We no longer know what to expect from our oceans, other than that we will see things we have never seen before.

Eric Wagner

A Bumpy Ride

Guyana’s low-carbon development effort hasn’t been smooth sailing.

1000 Words

A Sense of Place

Diane Archer


Our Movement Needs Radical Change

May Boeve

In Review

Cycling Toward a Better Future

Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures
Edited by Elly Blue
Microcosm Publishing, 2017, 160 pages

Master of Form

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
By John McPhee
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017, 208 Pages


Bridging the Divide

I didn’t know how to act when I first met her. It was an uncharacteristically calm, clear day. The surface of the water was like liquid velvet. I sat on the concrete steps of the pier that jutted ou...

Life Amid the Levees
Will the California delta survive the pressures of a thirsty state?
Jacob Shea