I recently had the opportunity to speak with a climate change organizer whose work deeply inspired me. Throughout our conversation, he lamented activists working to shed light on positive environmenta...
Unite and Diversify
I drink water straight from the tap at home. It’s tasty, it’s refreshing, and it’s healthy. At least I assume it’s healthy. Carla Bartlett assumed the same. For many years she drank “lots an...
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Hounding the Hunters
Animal rights activists are employing a new set of tactics to thwart hunters from taking down wolves, bears, and other game.
Letters and Emails
Towards Global Recovery
Letters to the EditorEarth Island Journal 2150 Allston Way #460 Berkeley, CA 94704 firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Lappé’s column (“It’s Alive! The Amazing World of Soil,”...
Paris and After
Will Paris be a success or a failure? It will be both. The real question is whether it opens the way to a meaningful “ambition ratcheting” mechanism.
Local News from All Over
photo Joseph KingIllegal gold mining is emerging as a new threat to the Amazon rainforest.
The Forest and the Trees
Gold Costs Trees Environmental advocates have long warned about the threats that log...
More Than Words
The race to save a Northern Paiute dialect that’s down to a handful of speakers reveals what we stand to lose when a language dies.
One Word: Agroecology
The Tweet from global chemical giant Bayer links to a peppy quiz testing your honeybee knowledge. The announcement from Monsanto declares its commitment to a “milkweed” sanctuary near St. Louis fo...
Aaron Mair came to environmental activism via the social justice pathway. Back in the 1980s, he became embroiled in a fight to shut down a solid waste incinerator in Albany, NY. The incinerator would ...
Maureen Nandini Mitra
Wine Soul Train: Rumbling Past Food System Biases
Oakland Food Policy Council
Wild at Heart
Scientists and crop breeders are racing to identify the wild ancestors of domesticated plants before they disappear.
People as Medicine, Gathering as Activism
Real Food Real Stories
When Radical Action is Moral
What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice By Wen Stephenson Beacon Press, 2015, 256 pages
Teflon’s Toxic Legacy
For more than half a century DuPont hid information that a chemical it was using to make Teflon might be making people sick.
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World By Joel K. Bourne Jr. W.W. Norton & Company, 2015, 408 pages