April-June 2006

V7N21 April June 2006

Volume 7, Number 2

Features

DEMOCRATIZING TAXONOMY Cover Story
Imagine a portable DNA barcode scanner that could transform people’s relationship with nature. Could such futuristic technology be to biodiversity what the printing press was to literacy?
by Marguerite Holloway

ENVIRONMENTAL HERESIES
Over the next ten years, the mainstream environmental movement will reverse its opinion and activism on population growth, urban-ization, genetically engineered organisms, and nuclear power.
An Interview with Stewart Brand

GET REAL
Behind the hue and cry over the Kyoto climate change treaty is one nagging but rarely reported reality: even if every nation in the world complied to the hilt, it would hardly approach solving the problem.
by Katherine Ellison

Innovations

SEEING STARS
Using pattern matching tools from astrophysics for shark conservation.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

LIVE ROCK
A new cash crop for the aquarium trade protects Fiji’s reefs.
by Nancy Bazilchuck

BORDER CONTROL
New wildlife Interpol cracks down on organized crime.
by Nancy Bazilchuck

Numbers In Context

WHO’S FEELING THE HEAT?
“Do Americans really differ from people in other countries regarding their understanding of and concern about climate change? The answer is yes—and no.”

Essays

HOW DO YOU MEASURE WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE? Print Only
by Alan Burdick

Journal Watch

Climate-Driven Epidemic Wipes Out Frogs
Ecotourists Will Pay More—a Lot More—to See Birds
Malaria Linked to Deforestation
Invasive Toad Grows Less Toxic
Ship Noise Stresses Freshwater Fish
Eradicating Invasives Backfires
Plantations Drink Streams Dry

Books

BOOK REVIEWS

From Readers

YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only

Uneasy Chair

AUX BARRICADES!
by Jon Christensen

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