April-June, 2007

Features

ALIENS AMONG US
Invasive species stand accused of ecological insubordination, mass murder, and other crimes against nature. But the case is far from closed.
A Round Table with James H. Brown and Dov F. Sax, Daniel Simberloff, and Mark Sagoff

THAT SINKING FEELING
We dig fossil fuel out of the ground, burn it and fill the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, and then plant trees to soak it back up. If only it were so simple.
by Nick Atkinson

WRITERS’ BLOCK
Earnest, pious, and quite allergic to irony: nature writing has none of the trademark qualities that play well in 2007. So is it time for a change?
by Jenny Price

Innovations

EMAIL, PHONE, DATA: ALL IN ONE FISH
Tracking marine life with BlackBerry technology.
by Eric Sorensen

TOP DOWN INQUIRY
Lighter-than-air glider cruises tropical treetops.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

REMOTE PATROL
Nabbing poachers with metal detectors and satellite uplinks.
by Eric Sorensen

BUY `EM, TRADE `EM, PROTECT `EM
Cap-and-trade system for park visitor permits.
by Cameron Walker

Numbers in Context

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
Fewer people are venturing into the national parks, and more are staying home in front of their Xboxes.

Essay

THE JEKYLLS BENEATH THE HIDES Print Only
by Natalie Angier

Journal Watch

Outsmarting Extinction
Parasites Lost

Small, Inbred, but Still Diverse

Leave It to Beavers

Save Whales . . . and Money

Enforcement Trumps Encouragement
Hidden Effects of Climate Change

The Plural of Anecdote Is Data
Jane Goodall changed our notions of who does science and how
Reviewed by Florence Williams

Old Limbs, Would-be Explorers
A tall tale of maverick naturalists who rediscovered the giant redwood
Reviewed by David Rains Wallace

From Readers

YOUR LETTERS AND COMMENTS Print Only

Think Again

GREEN GIANTS
by George Monbiot

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