Volume 12, Number 1
Shrink to Fit
Humanity appears to be ushering in a new age of minifauna– a new kind of Lilliputian world full of runts and dwarves.
By David Malakoff
An unusual library in New York City connects designers, architects, and manufacturers to a new generation of green materials– everything from tree-free paper to sponges that sop up oil spills.
By Maywa Montenegro & Veronique Greenwood
Photos By Michael Pick
Conservation and Poverty
In protected areas across the planet, locals are waiting for the benefits of conservation to improve their lives. And waiting and waiting…
By Fred Pearce
Drop anchor or drift away? The threat of sea-level rise is forcing the island nation of the Maldives to confront an obliterated future– and all options for survival are on the table.
By Bucky McMahon
John Nielsen talks with Martin Wikelski, the director of the ornithological station of Germany’s Max Planck Institute, who dreams of using the International Space Station to track migrating species around the globe.
Pork in a Petri
Stem-cell technology spurs the advent of in vitro meat
Biodegradable styrofoam with a dairy twist
Cattle Feed with a Kick
A spicy livestock diet knocks the wind out of methane emissions
Planting crops under leafy trees provides affordable green fertilizer
Nanoparticles could make trees light up the night
Frog Fable Brought to Boil
By Karl S. Kruszelnicki
By David Malakoff
Depopulation in the Amazon
Democracy and deforestation
The ecological effects of harvesting wave energy
Dead salmon revive parks
Aging populations curb carbon emissions
Forest growth slows wind speeds
Measuring the human toll on global fisheries
Old maps reveal forest recovery
Abandoned mines generate green energy
By Alan Burdick
Books et al.
Green Dreams: Lost and Found
A review of Alexis Madrigal’s Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
By Stewart Brand