Nonprofit journalism dedicated to creating a Human Age we actually want to live in.

Winter 2011: October-February

Volume 11, Number 4


Bringing the Green Back
Central Americans working abroad and sending money home are not only fueling their native economies—they’re also helping to bring the trees back.
By John Carey

Cementing the Future
An entrepreneurial marine geologist from Stanford believes that by mimicking the way marine organisms create shells, he can transform concrete manufacturing from one of the most carbon-intensive processes on Earth to one that is carbon-negative.
By Eli Kintisch

Confronting Corruption
When a fast-talking Israeli journalist became both father and sole enforcer of Cameroon’s wildlife-trafficking laws, he lifted the veil from the taboo subject of corruption in conservation.
By Tom Clynes


Exit Strategies
In the funeral business, it’s never too late to go green
Powerful Pee
Researchers want to generate hydrogen fuel from urine
Taking Solar to the Streets
Solar panels could replace asphalt and create electric superhighways
Coral Cryogenics
Scientists are freezing coral cells in hopes of seeding future reefs in more hospitable oceans
Swimming into the Wind
Wind turbines that mimic schooling fish maximize power generation
Raining Lethal Mice
Officials bomb Guam with drug-filled mice to kill invasive snakes

Think Again

It’s the End of the World . . . and I Feel Fine
By Eric Wagner

Journal Watch

Ant vs. elephant
Turtle tumors linked to nitrogen
Global carbon thought experiment
Wolves’ reputation can’t be bought
The green upside of music downloads
Porcupine farming backfires
Oceans awash in tiny plastic bits
A surprising case of coral resilience
Carbon accounting on the cheap


Green Cross to the Rescue
By John McQuaid


Intelligence by Design
By Martin Wells


Let Them Eat Meat
Carnivores rejoice! There’s environmental merit to eating meat—if it’s farmed properly
By George Monbiot

Plus: a Photo Essay from Wild Africa

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