Stories by Maureen Nandini Mitra

Maureen Nandini Mitra is the managing editor of Earth Island Journal. Her work has also appeared in the San Francisco Public Press, the New Internationalist, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the Caravan and Down to Earth. subscribe to Maureen Nandini Mitra's feed

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016, Source: Earth Island Journal

Harmful chemicals from natural gas operations are contaminating the bodies of residents of Pavillion, Wyoming.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2015, Source: Earth Island Journal

Meanwhile, climate change continues to wreak havoc in real time.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2015, Source: Earth Island Journal

Obama has protected more than 260 million acres of public lands and waters; more than any other president.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

We know more about the complex inner lives of animals than ever before. Are we ready to recognize their right to be free?

Posted on: Jun 13, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

Synthetic biology firms’ foray into food and fragrances faces resistance from greens and consumer groups.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014, Source: Earth Island Journal

Big biotech company is suing Kauai over its GMO law.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal

Most people have lost faith the in the recovery process, says photojournalist Julie Dermansky.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal

We have changed what our planet sounds like. Yet there seems to be little understanding of just how seriously noise is threatening our natural world -– and us.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: Earth Island Journal

Critically acclaimed writer Raj Patel talks about the failure of the Green Revolution, the beauty of the commons, and why industrial agriculture will never be the answer to our food woes.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: Earth Island Journal

Rising rate of meat production worldwide threatens to mess up our climate, land, and water big time.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2011, Source: Earth Island Journal

Since we've failed to do what was easy, we have little choice but to deal with a much more difficult challenge: finding a way to live on a whole new planet.