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Contents: March/April 2011


Carpenter ant (Camponotus ligniperda), ugly but not endangered.
Photo by JOHN HALLMÉN/BARCROFT/FAME PICTURES

Eye Candy
Outdoor optics for every occasion.
STEVE CASIMIRO

Endangered? Who Cares?
Insects spread disease, eat their mates . . . and need our love.
RICHARD JONES | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN HALLMÉN

Interview With a Bug-Eater
How dining on dung beetles can save humanity.
KIRA STACKHOUSE

Standing Tall
California's ancient redwoods have survived climate change before. But this time they might need our help.
EDWARD HUMES

In Country
Everyone who goes to war comes home changed. Sometimes it takes a trip into the wild to figure out what's different.
ROY SCRANTON AND MAURICE DECAUL

Digging a Hole for China
With its U.S. market declining, Big Coal wants to stripmine Wyoming and send the spoils to China.
PETER FRICK-WRIGHT


DEPARTMENTS

Spout
º What makes Sierra so beautiful

Letters

Create
The explosive debate over natural gas

Repurpose
A busted blender becomes a lamp

Enjoy
º A guide to eco-cleansers
º A soccer star kicks trash
º Deciphering green logos

Ask Mr. Green
Mr. Green hates your lawn

Grapple
º Climate scientists punch back
º Unicorns of the sea
º Speed-climbing El Capitan
º "Up to Speed"

Act
A teenager and her eco-center

Explore
Undersea Sweden

Escape
Canoeing in the Adirondacks

Survive
Rising river, setting sun. Now what?

Innovate
Power windows

Comfort Zone
It's "cob," thank you, not "mud"

Mixed Media
º Tastes, sounds, and stories of the Gulf of Mexico
º Calorie counting around the world

Bulletin
º Hawaii's native-plant champion

Taking the Initiative
If we're going to subsidize enegy, why not keep it clean?

Last Words
Primate's best friend


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