The Good Citizens

Environmental Coverage: Earth Island Journal, Local/Regional Coverage: Alberta Views, Spiritual Coverage: Shambhala Sun

| January / February 2008


Earth Island Journal :

Their Beat: Global environmental issues including climate change, wilderness and wildlife preservation, food politics, and energy policy

Tough Questions: “What are the ethical implications of funding [Venezuela’s] socialist revolution on crude oil sales?” “How can we feed ourselves safely?”

Words Of Wisdom: “Environmentalists used to fret that humanity was fouling its own nest. Today, as mounting evidence of global warming emerges, it seems we’ve set our nest aflame.”



Who Knew?: Earth Island Journal reports on environmentally friendly funeral pyres in India, militias that patrol the oil-rich Niger Delta, and how the nuclear power industry is remarketing itself as green (reprinted on page 56).