Turning Ideas Into Action


February/March 2008




Cover of Issue 20

Featured in this issue:


Monkeying with the Message


How can we change not only our nation's climate policy but our environmental behaviors, too? The answer is not as splashy as you'd think - and it might involve primates and shopping.



Budding Movement


Farmers are searching for guidelines to address environmentally sound flower-growing practices. But the array of certifications available to them raises just as many questions as it provides answers.



Way Beyond the Science


Few people ever win a MacArthur "genius grant." Even fewer people can lay claim to helping find not one but two new species of primates. And only one person has helped preserve Madagascar's legendary biodiversity through all-night rum drinking ceremonies. Meet Patricia Wright.


By Steven Kotler



Roots of the Cost


The business of carbon neautrality is booming. But how fair is the trade?


By Anna Sussman



Letter from the Editor


The World in Green


By Mark Spellun




Spectrum:

One Shot: Bear Necessities


By Alisa Opar



By the Numbers: Got Milk?



He Said/She Said



Film: Roll Out the Green Carpet



Eco Speak: Ethicurean



The Big Picture


By Bob Ekstein



Cause Celeb: Superhero of the Seas


El Hijo del Santo's quest to protect sea turtles and coastal ecosystems


By Tara Fitzgerald



Science: Science on the Rocks


By Sarah Parsons



Burning Question


What should follow the Kyoto Protocol?



Transport: Pedal Pushers


By Jodi Helmer



Pets: See Spot Recycle


By Jeanette Hurt



Wildlife: Turtle Power


By Alisa Opar



Music: Rock and Rolls


By James Sherwin



Style: Seed of Change


By Jessica Tzerman



Life in the Green Zone


Lizz Winstead on recycling family heirlooms


By Lizz Winstead



Current:


Science + Tech: Night Light


Scientists are combatting light pollution in some of the nation's most pristine areas



Ask a Scientist


Is spring coming earlier due to climate change?


By As told to Sarah Parsons



Science + Tech: Bringing Home the Transgenic Bacon



Science + Tech: Magic Muck



Findings



Business: Hydrogen Boom


Iceland pioneers with hydrogen power


By David Sokol



Business: Organic, Supersized


By Steven K. Lee



Business: Kernel Truths



Nature: The New Bees on the Block


The buzz on honeybees and their native counterparts


By Alisa Opar




Living:


People: Eco Star Ricki Lake


Ricki Lake and her new documentary on home birth


By Jennifer Block



Travel: Car-Free Islands


Take a vacation from the stress of traffic, gas and car travel


By Justin Nobel



Going Places: Barcelona


Exploring Barcelona's eco and stylish hotspots


By Adriana V. Lopez



Travel: Full Mettle Jacket


By Michael Dolan



Travel: In the Bluff


A new spa raises the bar for sustainable luxury and service


By Sarah Schmidt



Travel: Transportation Nation


By Christine Cyr



Food: Sweet Satisfaction


For many of the country's finest purveyors of artisanal chocolate, the search for distinctive quality is now rooted in ethics as well as taste


By Madhu Puri



Food: Farm to Fork with Dan Barber


Delicious and hearty, Lamb Pot au Feu is the perfect one-dish meal for wintertime


By Dan Barber



Food: Noodle Me This


Plenty finds out which organice pastas stand up to the calling of our colander


By Amy Zavatto



Home: Sea Change


The design and construction of the Loblolly House


By Heather Wagner



Home: Ins & Outs


When it's cold outside, whimsical, far-from-gloomy designs like these bring fun and function indoors



Style: Climate Change Clothes


With global warming throwing temperatures into constant flux, these layered looks prepare you for whatever weather comes your way


By Nicole Zerillo



Style: Be Label Smart


How to read beauty product labels


By Mia Owen



Green Gear:


The Best of Intentions


Gear to help you keep your New Year's resolutions



Plenty Labs:


Non-Dairy Milks


Plenty's reviews of the best of non-dairy milks


By Eileen Gunn



Electric Shock


These new devices help you track - and reduce - excess energy usage


By Eileen Gunn



Best of the Rest: Hitachi Deskstar P7K500


By Mike Dolan



It's a Wash


Lather up naturally to fight the spread of germs


By Jessica Hartshorn



Trade This For That: Pens


By Jessica Tzerman



Book Reviews


Plenty reviews five books


By Tobin Hack



The Green Fiend


Annemarie Conte shares (the good and the bad) experiences of converting her car to run on used cooking oil


By Annemarie Conte



The Last Word


Rick Moody explores Arizona's Sabino Canyon


By Rick Moody




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