Volume 6, Number 1
William McDonough, a radical architect, dismisses traditional recycling as tired and inadequate. Instead, he’s invented “industrial ecoystems” in which substances and machines are infinitely recycled.
by Jim Robbins
PIPE DREAMS Cover Story
If the twentieth century was the era of the megadam and the ecological destruction of the world’s rivers, the twenty-first century could be different. It could. But will it?
by Fred Pearce
With the finesse of modern market research, a team of undercover conservationists set out to probe the 3,000-year-old demand curve for endangered species in traditional Chinese medicines.
by Douglas Fox
Artificial neural networks fill in for taxonomists.
By Erik Ness
AN ANSWER TO OUR PRAYERS
An interfaith investment group is conservation’s new patron.
By Nancy Bazilchuk
A BETTER DISTORTED VIEW
The physics of diffusion transforms the way we see maps.
By Ivars Peterson
Numbers in Context
GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY, GOOD FOR US?
Conservation spending is tethered to the U.S. economy—for better or worse.
THE ACCIDENTAL RAINFOREST Print Only
by Fred Pearce
Thousands of Divers Pivotal to Major Seahorse Survey
Predicting Habitat Size Needed for Pollination Services
Elephants Help Zebras Coexist with Cattle
Overfishing Implicated in Sea Urchin Epidemics
People Eat More Bushmeat When Fish Are Scarce
Discarded Fishing Lines Kill Coral Colonies
Wetlands Need Bigger Buffers
Deforestation Leaves No Survivors
YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only
MEASURE US BY OUR SAGE GROUSE
by Jon Christensen