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Spring 2012

volume 27 no 1
Spring 2012 cover

From the Editor

Victory is sweet. In January, the Obama administration rejected the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline that would have moved Canadian tar sands oil across the United States. A year ago, the pipeline was a backburner issue even among environmental groups. By the start of 2011 it had catapulted to the top of the national agenda and had even gotten wrapped up in the wrangling over whether tens of millions of Americans would get a payroll tax break. The White House’s decision against the pipeline marked a major victory for greens.

Of course, as David …more


Contents

An Underwater Serengeti
Scientists and Recreational Scuba Divers Are Working to Protect the Spectacular Marine Life in the Waters Around Costa Rica’s Cocos Island
Reaping the Whirlwind
Rising Temperatures, Unseasonal Rains, and New Pests are Changing Farming as We Know It
Natural Law
From Rural Pennsylvania to South America, a Global Alliance is Promoting the Idea that Ecosystems Have Intrinsic Rights
Feedback: Letters & E-mails
Around the World: Local News from All Over
Temperature Gauge: Notes from a Warming World
Spyhopping: Flare-up: How the Sun Could Put an End to Nuclear Power
Earth Island Reports: Ethical Traveler
Ten Best Ethical Destinations
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Earth Island Reports: Armenian Environmental Network
Waste Not
Earth Island Reports: Save Japan Dolphins
Continued Vigilance Reduces Taiji Slaughter
Earth Island Reports: Project Coyote
Coyotes Win in California
Earth Island Reports: Sustainable World Coalition
A Spring of Online Learning
Dispatches: Invaders of the Reef
As Voracious Lionfish Infest Atlantic and Caribbean Reefs, Underwater Hunters from One Little Island Battle to Keep their Numbers Down.
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Ecotourism Raising a Stink
1,000 Words: Nothing But Flowers
Alexis Rockman
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World Reports: Strange Brew
World Reports: Late Bloomers
Betwa Sharma
World Reports: Grain Drain
Dispatches: In an Inferno, a Devil’s Bargain
Families in One Indian Township Must Choose Between Food to Eat or Air to Breathe
+/-: To Breed or Not to Breed?
+/-: Raising Good Kids Is Part of the Solution
+/-: Even Conscientious People Have an Eco-footprint
Conversation: Doug Tompkins
Dispatches: Flying Blind
A Mysterious Disease Has Nearly Wiped Out Bat Populations in Parts of North America and No One Knows How to Stop It
Beware the Bends
Numbers Game
In Review: Rebuilding Rome
The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
By Jeremy Rifkin
Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 270 pages
In Review: Mutiny Against Man
Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance
By Jason Hribal
AK Press, 2011, 280 Pages
In Review: A Delicious Revolution
The Town that Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
By Ben Hewitt
Rodale Press, 2010, 256 pages
Voices: Choosing the Dream

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