July-September 2005

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Feature

CODE BLUE FOR CONSERVATION
Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus say environmentalism’s heart has stopped. But making the movement more “progressive” may finish off the patient. Are there better prescriptions?
By Charles Alexander

THE PROTEIN GAP
John Fa is the first researcher to frame the bushmeat crisis as a protein crisis. And his analysis suggests that wildlife activists are behaving like Marie-Antoinette: “Let them eat cake.”
By Fred Pearce

POINT OF NO RETURN Cover Story
Evidence is mounting that fish populations won’t necessarily recover even if overfishing stops. Fishing may be such a powerful evolutionary force that we are running up a Darwinian debt for future generations.
By Natasha Loder

Innovations

MOSS CONSERVATION BEHIND BARS
Prison inmates help researchers cultivate threatened mosses.
By Adelheid Fischer

CAPTURING A RIVER’S MEMORY
Artificial neural network pinpoints land use changes in a watershed.
By Nancy Bazilchuk

THE ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE
Timely information fuels emerging markets in ecosystem services.
By Katherine Ellison

Numbers in Context

WHEN WILL POPULATIONS DOUBLE . . . AND WHERE?
“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” Albert A. Bartlett

A GARDEN GONE TO SEED Print Only
by Scott Fedick

Journal Watch

Wolves Buffer Scavengers against Climate Change

Even a Billion Flatfish Are Still Inbred

Culling Livestock Killers As a Conservation Strategy

Helping Native Species Adapt to Exotics

Common Herbicide Lethal to Wetland Species

Imposing Tariffs on Exotic Species

Shrinking Buffers Undercut Protected Tropical Forests


Books

BOOK REVIEWS

From Readers

YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only

SITTING OUT THE BIG GAME
by Jon Christensen

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