The Frozen Zoo


August/September 2007




Cover of Issue 17

Featured in this issue:


Walk on the Wild Side


A new Australian trail offers a vast array of hikes, astounding views, and even koala encounters—as well as an intimate look at how climate change may already be affecting the country.


By Christy Harrison



All Creatures Great and Small


As pollution, habitat loss, global warming, and disease increase the number of threatened and endangered species, attempts to protect them are more crucial than ever. That’s where the Frozen Zoo comes in.


By Alisa Opar



The Next Big Wave


Sufers may seem like free-spirited nature lovers, but they're now facing the consequences of their sport's negative environmental impact


By Lisa Stasiulewicz



Back to the Future


Enthusiastic as we are about the latest eco-gadgetry—solar-powered fabrics, electric sports cars, backyard wind turbines—maybe it’s time to acknowledge that some of the most ingenious solutions to our planet’s woes appeared hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.


By Justin Tyler Clark / Illustrations by John Francis



Letter from the Editor


On Second Thought...


By Mark Spellun




Spectrum:

One Shot: Losing Our Shirts


By Justin Nobel



Emerald Cities


By Liz Galst



Dilemma


I love to grill but I've heard that barbeques can be bad for air quality and health. Which are better for the environment: charcoal grills or gas?



By the Numbers: The Farmer in the Bill



Blame it on the Drain


Environmentally friendly drain cleaners


By Susan Cosier



Burning Question


Are kids today disconnected from nature?



Going Places: Minneapolis


Jump into the City of Lakes


By Megan Kaplan



Coral Fixation


By Lisa Selin Davis



Out of Africa


By Pamela Grossman



The Big Picture: This Ain't so cool


By Jessica Hagy



Claim Check: In the Can


Are aerosol sprays bad for the ozone layer?



Current:


People: Northern Exposure


Nobel Peace Prize nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier fights to save the Inuit from global warming


By Susan Cosier



Tech: From the Ground Up


A new twist on geothermal energy could help curb out fossil fuel addiction


By Mark Anderson



Business: Sail of the Century


New technology for the shipping industry relies on old methods


By Justin Tyler Clark



Motion: Auto Focus


Mechanics are tuning up the car repair business


By Mark Vanderhoff



Thinker: Camping the Faith


Keeping the faith with the Adventure Rabbi


By Lynn Harris



Re-Read: Still Unsettled


By Ragan Sutterfield



Film: Ice, Ice Babies


By Sean Tanner



New and Noteworthy


By Susan Cosier



Wild World: Monkey Business


A conservation program succeeds by embracing trial and error


By Sarah Parsons




Living:


Home: Skimming the Surface


An efficient home on the Rhode Island coast


By David Sokol



Home: Making a Splash


Natural Swimming Pools need no chlorine to keep the water clean


By Jennifer Acosta Scott



Home: Mainstream Goes Green


The big names in home furnishings are finally starting to use eco materials



Retreads: A Spring in Their Steps


One company's quest to create new flooring from old wine corks


By Peter Bronski



Style: Pure and Simple


Designer John Patrick


By Elizabeth Barker



Style: Faking It


Are natural self-tanners a safe alternative to catching rays?


By Carol Kim



Style: Mr. Clean Hair


Aveda gives it up to the boys


By C.K.



Food: Cornering the Market


Get the most out of your farmers' market


By Amy Zavatto



Food: Chilling Out


Icy treats to chill out with


By Christy Harrison



Food: Recipe


Yellow Tomato Soup


By Alexandra Guarnaschelli



Green Gear:


Office Space


Office supplies and furniture that will cure your case of the Mondays



Plenty Labs:


The Last Word: Everything Old is New Again


Confessions of a yard sale junkie


By Jaqi Holland




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