Volume 15, Number 3
The Future Will Not Be Dry
The most resilient coastal cities aren’t the ones that fight the water back—but the ones that absorb it.
By Fred Pearce
Please Step Out of Your Car
With imaginative, green ways of getting around the city, cars may finally go the way of the horse and buggy.
In a desert 13,000 feet above sea level, a remarkable man is taking on the global warming challenge—and winning.
By Gaia Vince
There Will Be Blood
The pressure to reach for a gun to help save one animal from another is stronger than ever. And it has triggered a conservation problem from hell.
By Warren Cornwall
What Food Should Go Nude?
And when can packaging actually be good for the environment?
By David Tyler
This Entire House Is a Water Filter
By Sarah DeWeerdt
Making Flight Connections
Commercial airplanes will soon track animal migration
Google Street View cars sniff out urban gas leaks
It’s solar (sort of). It’s wind (kind of). It’s nuclear (not at all).
The Solar Wind Energy Tower generates power day and night
by Dave Levitan
A High-Tech Twist on Carpooling
By Jason G. Goldman
Reality Is Too Confining
We know that nature experiences can change environmental behavior—but it turns out those experiences don’t have to be real.
By Amy Westervelt
Who’s Afraid Now? In predator-human conflicts, the thing we have to fear most is fear itself
2050 Mountain Forecast: Less Snow, More Rain
The Low-Carbon Deal That’s Almost Too Good to Be True
Air Conditioning Is Making Cities Hotter
Which Seafood Guzzles the Most Gas? (print only)
How Much Logging Can Tropical Forests Withstand?
Sunscreen: Good for People, Bad for the Ocean
How CO2-Committed Are We?
Plants Have Unexpected Response to Climate Change (print only)
The Interspecies Internet
Why restrict the Web to one species?
By Diane Ackerman
For Steven Kutcher, each insect is like a different brush
Our Changing Seas
Courtney Mattison builds ceramic coral reefs