Vol. 41 Nbr. 7-8, July 2009
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- Algae soup: biofuels didn't work out so well the first time around. Will the next generation be better?
- Big REDD: right now, there's more money to be made cutting tropical forests down than leaving them standing. Environmental policymakers are trying to reverse that equation.
- Forests at their limit: one scientist's ground-level view.
- From Kyoto to Copenhagen: this December, the world community will meet in Denmark to fashion a new climate change treaty. Deforestation is on the agenda. What are the odds of a deal?
- Introduction change in the air: past efforts to save tropical forests have largely failed. The world community, prompted by rising concerns about climate change, is finally considering a solution that might work.
- The Brazilian dilemma: a nation struggles not to exploit its own greatest resource.
- The case for Big Ag: industrial farming pollutes rivers, distorts politics, and hurts rural communities. But it might just save the rainforest.
- The long hot summer: researchers are starting to make sense of a severe drought that ravaged the Amazon rainforest four years ago. Their findings are terrifying.
- Athens 2.0.
- Tilting at windmills.
- Cuba notwithstanding: could this summer's hurricanes blow away the trade embargo?
- The geekdom of crowds: the Obama administration experiments with data-driven democracy.
- Code red: how software companies could screw up Obama's health care reform.
- Winning the good war: why Afghanistan is not Obama's Vietnam.
- Jail break: how smarter parole and probation can cut the nation's incarceration rate.
- Golden erring: once the embodiment of America's possibilities, California has become the embodiment of the country's delusions.
- Forgotten warrior: unknown outside the military, General William DePuy may have been the most influential soldier since World War II.
- Don't worry, honey, you'll make new friends: inside the new class of serial relocators.
- Better living through Chemistry: what the rural Midwest's meth epidemic does, and doesn't, say about the global economy.
- Coke and me: a Michael Moore-like British journalist investigates the world's top soft-drink maker.