Earth '06





Cover of Issue 12

Featured in this issue:


Nicaragua: The Next Costa Rica?


This formerly war-torn country has acres of virgin rain forest, miles of pristine beaches, and biodiversity galore...as well as deep-seated poverty. Can eco-tourism lend a helping hand?


By Lisa Selin Davis



Earth '06 An Election Guide


(Because the planet really is in the balance)



Breathing Space


It's no secret that we humans have botched things pretty badly here on Earth. Can we change our relationship with the natural world before our wild spaces are lost forever? Or - as credible thinkers are now suggesting - will we have to leave this planet to save the human race? Two experts weigh in on humanity's future habitat.


By Stephen M. Meyer and William E. Burrows



10 Great Eco-Jobs


Say goodbye to stereotypes: Today's environmental workforce is kicking the granola-crunching cliche into the recycling bin


By Joshua M. Bernstein



Art Farms


The eco-art movement is bringing agriculture back into urban environments


By Justin Tyler Clark



Urban Foraging


By Elisa Ludwig



Letter from the Editor


New Frontiers


By Mark Spellun




Spectrum:

One Shot


Bloomin' Jellies


By Jacqulyn Lane



Claim Check


Are Pomegranates really a Miracle Food?


By Alice Shyy



Fresh, Fading, Fertilizer



Burning Question


Have Wal-Mart's recent eco-initiatives changed your opinion of the company?



By the Numbers


The Highs and Lows of Transportation



Pop Quiz


What percentage of the world's oceans are protected?



Quick Tip: Smashing Pumpkins



A Corny Situation



October/November Calendar



Current:


People: MoveOn Maven


Eli Pariser talks about why the environment will matter in the 2006 elections


By Kiera Butler



Tech: The Limpet, the Sea Snake, and the Duck


Three new technologies are making wave power attractive - both to private investors and government-run utilities


By Laurel Maury



Business: Sand Trap


Will the silicon shortage stunt the solar industry's growth?


By Alan Joch



Motion: Be Nice, Share


With car sharing, you can have your cake and eat it too


By Christine Cyr



Thinking: Ever Loyal to Lord Oil


Greed, a botched government overthrow, and oil addiction writ large in Adam Robert's The Wonga Coup


By Britt Peterson



Thinking: Abbey, Straight Up


The new collection of letters from incendiary environmentalist Edward Abbey is a jigger of the real stuff


By Brian Kevin



Thinking: New and Noteworthy




Living:


Home: Compound Interests


The owner of a beverage company brings his employees together on 20 acres in British Columbia


By Elizabeth Barker



Home: Get Organized


Cut the clutter with these eco-friendly storage solutions



Home: Deconstruct Your House


If you’re building or renovating a home, you can recycle what comes down


By Jennifer Weeks



Culture: Just Push Play


An eco-themed video game is helping the PlayStation generation understand global warming


By Deborah Snoonian



Culture: Nature Versus Cursor


By Alice Shyy



Retreads: From the Junkyard to the Kitchen


Ever wonder what happens to bikes when they die? A primer on how some two-wheelers end up powering blenders in Guatemala, and how to find your dream cruiser in the trash


By Karla Zimmerman



Style: The Fabric of Change


Designer Carol Young outfits the modern, eco-savy urbanite


By Elizabeth Barker



Style: Walk Proud


This season's most ethical boots are also the most aesthetically pleasing



Style: Bubble Trouble


How I freed myself from the myth that shampoo is good for hair


By Traci Hukill



Style: The Kitchen Spa


These five foods will nourish your skin from the outside in


By Angela Leone



Health: Air Supply


On top of everything else, global warming may be causing the asthma epidemic


By Sarah Bridges



Food: Cosmic Thing


Biodynamic viticulture is turning the wine world on its head


By Traci Hukill



Food: Great Glasses


Choosing the best organic and biodynamic bottles


By Carol Huang



Food: Certifiably Good


By Carol Huang



Food: Trick-free Treats


Whether you're doling out candy to neighborhood kids or serving guests at a costume party, skip the packaged sweets this Halloween and try making one of these yummy, eco-friendly alternatives


By Monique Cuvelier



Green Gear:


Snowed Out


It may be freezing outside, but that doesn't mean you can't break a sweat. Get your heart pumping with the hottest winter gear



Plenty Labs:


The Cola Wars


By Deborah Snoonian



Dilemma


Switching to Green Cleaning Products



The Last Word: To Be or Not


I'm the hypocritical god of my backyard


By Martha Holmes




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