Florence Williams reviews The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World by Joel Berger.
High-efficiency windmill blades patterned after humpback flippers
Swarms of robotic sensors draw power and data from the ocean
Self-powered pumps keep coral cool as oceans warm
Water from abandoned mines is perfect for trout
Wireless sensors draw energy from trees
Blackbirds in Europe are mimicking car alarms, ambulance sirens, and cell phones at jarringly life-like volumes.
Will the environment gain or lose from the financial meltdown and its economic aftermath? By Tali Woodward.
Faced with bioterrorism, fuel shortages, and a warming planet, where should we turn for solutions: a) religion, b) technology, or c) fungus? By John Weier.
At northern latitudes, buildings are collapsing and roads are buckling as the permafrost beneath them thaws. But the frozen ground further below the surface is proving remarkably stable.