Wilderness is both a bureaucratic designation for public lands in the US and an ideal for future protections of our national heritage. The
Wilderness Act of 1964 remains an incredible promise to the w...
Mark J. Palmer
hundreds of hours of fieldwork, writing, and the final nervous defense,
most thesis papers are filed neatly away in university libraries, never
to be seen again. The information they contain rar...
a farm that requires no fertilizer, irrigation, pesticides, or tractor
cultivation, and produces highly nutritious, tasty foods. The farm
we’re imagining maintains healthy soil, doesn...
Elections and pundits
“Politicians Sweep Midterm Elections,” read the headline on The Onion‘s
Web site on November 8. Given the rightful joy with which progressive
activists greeted the results of the mid...
Fiji Organic Project
the remote Yaqara Valley of Viti Levu, at the very edge of a primitive
rainforest, lies a vast artesian aquifer, a huge volcanic chamber
confined by the rock walls of an ancient crater. This...
50 Ways to Save the Ocean
David Helvarg, Inner Ocean Press, 2006, $12.95 (paper) These
days, a lot of people understand that pouring used motor oil or other
chemicals into a storm drain has a direct and deleterious effect on t...
Local News from All Over
Strategies to stop Sahel starvation
year the world rocked to Live Aid concerts, and the Make Poverty
History Movement celebrated developed countries’ fresh commitments to
alleviate the p...
Earth Island project reports
a national magazine that celebrates the best of the independent press
by reading and reprinting from 1,500 independent magazines,
newsletters, blogs, and other publications, recently anno...
Europe’s new enclosure: the sky
The enclosure of the commons began several centuries ago in Europe, and alas, continues there in the 21st. This time the object of enclosure isnt land, but the carbon absorption capacity of the atmos...
Viva Sierra Gorda
CO2, poverty, and biodiversity
David Patrick Ross with Caitlin O’Brien
Genetically engineered trees threaten forests and communities
Everyone’s got a story
Getting over oil
A recovery model for our oil addiction
Campaign to Safeguard America’s Waters
Alaska's cruise ship ballot measure sails to victory
When industrial agriculture goes bad
Global Service Corps
Day camp offers life skills in AIDS fight
Anna Strong and Hannah Reid
Cultivating change in Colombia
there isn’t green, there isn’t life,” says Luz Dary Ayala. Ayala is one
of the inhabitants of Ciudád Bolivar who is trying to revitalize this
impoverished neighborhood of ...