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FIRE!
ARIZONA’S RELENTLESS WALLOW DISASTER IS JUST ONE OF A NEW BREED OF MEGAFIRES THAT ARE ALL BUT UNCONQUERABLE. MORE
HIGH HOPES
THESE TEXANS ARE ON A MISSION TO SAVE THE BELEAGUERED CHIMNEY SWIFT, ONE NESTING TOWER AT A TIME. MORE
OUT OF THE ASHES
CULTURAL TREASURES, SCENIC SPLENDOR, AND AMAZING BIRDLIFE ARE DRAWING VISITORS BACK TO CAMBODIA. MORE
CRANKY CRUSTACEAN
THIS BEAUTIFUL, IF CANTANKEROUS, LADY CRAB IS JUST ONE OF NATURE’S SUMMER PLEASURES. MORE
Feature Articles
Editor’s Note
Audubon in Action
Letters
Field Notes
Incite
Viewpoint
Earth Almanac
Reviews
One Picture

Global Warming
The Perfect Firestorm
Years of fire suppression and today’s warmer, drier climate have spawned a new breed of furiously intense wildfires that can be nearly impossible to put out. Is there any way to control these megafires?

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Birds
High Hopes
A couple of bird-loving Texans have dotted their property, and their part of the state, with nesting and roosting towers for chimney swifts. Now people across the country are following their lead, turning to towers to protect this species in dire need of our help.

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Green Travel
Paradise Found
Not so long ago Cambodia, in the hands of the brutal Khmer Rouge, was among the last places on earth anyone would visit. Today the killing fields are no more, and travelers are returning to marvel at the country’s archaeological treasures, natural beauty, and astonishing birdlife.

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Editor’s Note
By David Seideman

Audubon in Action
David Yarnold on state efforts to gut environmental regulations and protections. Plus: Audubon chapters rally in support of clean air, clean water, and habitat; apps to help with those on-the-go bird IDs; more.
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Letters
From our readers.

Field Notes
Japan’s disaster: a death knell for nuclear power?; Q&A with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar; a tree grows in Afghanistan; where did your taco come from?; more.

Incite
Tarred and Feathered
A proposed 1,661-mile oil pipeline threatens fragile wildlife habitat and the world’s largest aquifer.

Viewpoint
Monster Trucks
As mammoth vehicles, bound for northern Alberta’s tar sands, invade the Rocky Mountain front, Montanans rally to jam the traffic.

Earth Almanac
One seriously crabby crab; a bird that’s into role reversal; summer’s laid-back insects; an outcast to admire; sheep in frog’s clothing; and edible lead.

 
Reviews
As the World Turns
A new book explores a provocative question: Are humans relentlessly plotting their own extinction?

One Picture
Shape-shifting fish in Hawaii offer a compelling lesson: There’s safety, and beauty, in unity.

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On the cover: Fire, by Larry Schwarm.
 
Banner images: Fire, by Larry Schwarm; Paul and Georgean Kyle, by Chris Buck; Tonle Sap in Cambodia, by Martin Westlake; lady crab, by Richard A. King.  




















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