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Table of Contents: March/April 2013


Cover: Kite surfer Ainhoa García Pallares catches air in the Strait of Gibralter
Photograph by BEN WELSH/CORBIS

FEATURES

ANYWHERE IT BLOWS
No longer the energy source of the future—wind is ready today.
EDWARD HUMES

3 WIND POWER MYTHS
The big misperceptions that are holding wind farms back.
EDWARD HUMES

WIND'S CLOSE CALL
Emergency "fiscal cliff" legislation saves renewable-energy tax credit.
EDWARD HUMES

CONFLICT AVOIDANCE
Avoiding bird kill with better turbine siting.
PAUL RAUBER

LOOK TO THE FISHES
John Dabiri uses biomimicry to design cheaper, smaller turbines.
EDWARD HUMES

THE ART OF DIMINISHED RESISTANCE
Tom Wylie's fuel-efficient sailboat for scientists.
STEVE HAWK

GUST JUNKIES: WIND SPORTS TAKE OFF
Five adventurous ways to ride the breeze.
JAKE ABRAHAMSON

CORPORATE CLIMBERS
Dirtbags no more! Mountaineers find lofty employment maintaining towering turbines.
ANDY ISAACSON

RIDING ON AIR
Gear that taps into nature's tempestuous power.
JOHNATHON ALLEN


DEPARTMENTS

SPOUT
Go fly a kite

LETTERS
What our readers have to say

CREATE
Life changers: Superstorm Sandy and newborn Hope

ENJOY
The best herbs to grow and savor
Esperanza Spalding riffs on nature
Products to help you harness the wind at home

REPURPOSE
Ring them spoons: Turn silverware into a wind chime

ASK MR. GREEN
Can I install a backyard wind turbine?

ACT
Robert Thompson and REDOIL's northern revolutions in Kaktovik, Alaska

EXPLORE
Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

PONDER
Disant dust—a semester in Brisbane, Australia

GRAPPLE
Right-wingers gang up on clean energy
World's cutest squid
The next big thing: invasive weeds
The wind is red
On the one hand . . .
Methane time bomb
Up to Speed

INNOVATE
Bladeless wind turbines

COMFORT ZONE
Chicago art professors turn a warehouse into an art house

MIXED MEDIA
Beyond pedals, packs, and paddles

EARTH BEAT
Director Mark Kitchell drops mind bombs in A Fierce Green Fire

BULLETIN
• Jamaica, Miami, and Michelle Obama's arms
• An anti-coal flotilla

LAST WORDS
Totally tubular


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