July-September, 2007

CM Cover V8N3 July September, 2007

Features

ARRESTING EVIDENCE
State-of-the-art forensic technology is forcing us to face the reality that even our most applauded trade bans and moratoriums aren’t working. From ivory cell phones to shark fin soup, it’s all available-at a price.
by Natasha Loder

THE LAST GLADIATORS
How joyful, really, is the resurrection of a species if the modern world cannot find a single haven for it and if it seems doomed to slip into limbo once more anyway?
by Scott Weidensaul

10 SOLUTIONS TO SAVE THE OCEAN
We asked a select group of innovative thinkers to go out on a limb.
Martín Hall, Daniel Pauly, David Conover, Amanda Vincent, Kimberly Davis, Carl Safina, George Sugihara, Ussif Rashid Sumaila, and Tundi Agardy

Innovations

TOUR DE TURTLE
Online game captures people’s attention and stirs their conscience
by Peter Popham

IDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS
An automated birdwatcher scans the skies for rare species
by Gaia Vance

HUNTING APPAREL
Neoprene cat bib protects small birds, mammals, and reptiles
by Michelle Carr

CHEAP LABOR
Fake fruits lure bats to replant denuded rainforests
by Nancy Bazilchuk

NOTHING TO DECLARE
DNA fingerprinting cracks down on illegal timber harvest
by Michelle Carr

Numbers in Context

SNAKES ON PLANES
As the planet is increasingly crisscrossed by air traffic, we’ve unwittingly created a network of invasion hotspots

Essay

NAKED SOUL Print Only
by Jeffrey Lockwood

Journal Watch

Long-distance Killer
The Joy of Biodiversity
Cold Climate Evolution
Six Degrees of Separation
Wipe Out
Bears, Bulls, and Birds
Slow-growth Forests

Books

Burning Ice: Art & Climate Change
By David Buckland, Ian McEwan, Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread, Max Eastley, Nick Edwards, Gretel Ehrlich, and Dan Harvey

 

Think Again

Razza, the Rat
by Eric Wagner

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