April-June, 2008


Spring 2008 (V9N2)

Volume 9, Number 2

Features

DO TREES GROW ON MONEY? Cover Story
After years of failed attempts to merge market economics with rainforest conservation, the US$60 billion carbon market might finally be the ticket. That is, if money is all it’s going to take.
by Fred Pearce

IDENTITY CRISIS
Hybridization can be both a creative and a destructive force. And it’s on the rise. Should we embrace it or quash it?
by Douglas Fox

A WITNESS TO VIOLENCE
Long before the Darfur crisis, Michael Fay foresaw that the murderous Sudanese horsemen would not stop at killing elephants.
by J. Michael Fay

Innovations

CATCH YOU LATER
New lunar calendar tells Hawaiians when not to fish
by Christopher Pala

GYN-ECOLOGY
Vaginal transmitter locates newborn deer
by John Weier

TURN SIGNALS
Submersible device unravels mysterious navigation skills of baby fish
by Eric Wagner

UNDERWATER ELECTRIC KITES
A new class of free-flow turbines could help replace dams
by John Weier

WHEN LEMURS FLY
Tiny high-tech backpack tracks colugos gliding through the forest
by Eric Wagner

Lighten Up

101 FUNNY THINGS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING Print Only
by Sidney Harris & Colleagues

Numbers In Context

IS IT CONTAGIOUS?
Lethal diseases that make the jump from animals to humans are on the rise

Essay

UNORIGINAL SIN Print Only
by Alan Burdick

Journal Watch

As outdoor recreation wanes, will conservation commitment go with it?
Malnourished seabirds dying from bycatch junkfood
Beavers are drought insurance
Endangered macaws dependent on their worst enemy
Fish invasions linked to GDP
Reduced tariffs benefit wildlife
Vermont forests moving uphill

Think Again

Dangerous Games
by Catherine Brahic

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