October-December, 2007

CM Cover V8N4 October December, 2007

Volume 8, Number 4

Features

SAINT URSUS MARITIMUS
Icons are about simplicity and clarity. No gray areas. But what happens when the real polar bear clashes with the symbol it has become?
by Jim Robbins

WILDLIFE CONTRACEPTION
Charged with downsizing wildlife populations to fit the geography of the modern world, a small group of researchers is out to replace bullets with family planning.
by Douglas Fox

THE VISION THING
Imagine swapping Tony Blair for Winston Churchill. Would it transform the timid politics of global warming?
by Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger

Comment

THE COURAGE OF PREDICTION
by W. Wayt Gibbs

Innovations

CORAL-SAFE SCALLOPS
Trawling for fish in a seabed-friendly way

CROSS-SPECIES COOKBOOK
A conservation message served with a shared meal

RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP
Underwater robot spies on whales

A FINE WEAVE
Microchip technology exposes illegal wildlife products

BRAND NAME WILDERNESS
European parks marketed in Madison Avenue style

Essay

GOOD LUCK (print only)
by Fred Pearce

The Price of Power
Gray Whale Populations Haven’t Recovered Just Yet
Moose Avoid Bears by Giving Birth Near Roads
Using Bees to Control Elephants
Invasive Earthworms
Forecasting Desertification

Books

Life in the Valley of Death by Alan Rabinowitz

Think Again

The Upside of Erosion
by Nathanael Johnson

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