January-March, 2008

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Volume 9, Number 1

Features

URBAN MYTHS
When most of us think about environmentally friendly places, we imagine a terrain untouched by concrete. Cities seem like ecological nightmares. But perhaps the conventional wisdom is exactly backward.
by Jonah Lehrer

ECOSYSTEMS UNRAVELING
Pull predators out of the mix, and a once lush green world turns into an ecological shop of horrors.
by William Stolzenburg

CANCER ON A WHOLE SPECIES Cover Story
The gruesome disease ravaging Tasmanian devils is unlike anything we’ve seen before.
by Cynthia Mills

Innovations

COLLECT CALLS
Cell phones eavesdrop on birds
by John Weier

CIRCUITOUS ROUTES
Circuit theory guides wildlife corridor design
by Eric Wagner

RU SHOPPING 4 FISH?
Text message service ranks seafood for sustainability
by Justin Matlick

EYE OINTMENT FOR FROGS
Scientists stumble across a wonder drug for amphibians
by Eric Wagner

CONNECT THE DOTS
Intelligence software tracks down wildlife smugglers
by Emma Marris

Numbers In Context

TILL DEATH US DO PART
The environmental impacts of divorce

Essay

LIBERTÉ, EGALITÉ, FRATERNITÉ Print Only
by William Jordan

Journal Watch

Climate change, war, and famine
Polar bear mating troubles
New proof that forests mitigate floods
New greener source of ethanol
Boreal forests shifting from carbon sink to source
Rising temperatures push birds into higher and higher habitats
A chink in the cane toad’s armor

Books

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas

From Readers

YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only

Think Again

An Agricultural Crime against Humanity
by George Monbiot

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