There are lots of ways to be a conservationist. You can start by finding
out how your morning coffee is grown.
By David Seideman
Among the most important things we can do for birds and other wildlife
is to take care of our own backyards.
Trouble in the borderlands; logging in the abyss;
saving deep-sea corals in the Gardens of the Aleutians; a new guide to
California’s Important Bird Areas; science gets short shrift in
The Cauldron of Life
On the rugged Oregon coast, a once-a-year "monster" tide reveals
the deepest secrets of the rough-and-tumble world of tidepools.
By Paul VanDevelder / Photograph by Art Wolfe
Drunk on Ethanol
It's been touted as a miracle, an effective, environmentally benign antidote
for our addiction to fossil fuels. But in fact this corn product wastes
money, causes pollution, and destroys crucial wildlife habitat.
By Ted Williams / Photograph by Richard Hamilton Smith
A spooky spider; a flower with direction; a nine-banded curiosity; and
a 5,000-pound sunfish.
Exploring the connections between environmentalism and the "human
impulse towards religion."
A prominent portrait photographer heads offshore, where he trains his
lens on a tail.
Photograph by Dan Winters / Text by Les Line
These three exciting
destinations promise more than fun. Journey to any of them and
you will be helping the very wildlife you’re hoping to
Route to Prosperity
Just as the Panama Canal joins the Atlantic to the Pacific,
the Panama Canal Zone is the unlikely place where economy and
environmentalism so successfully meet.
By McKenzie Funk/Photography by Brown W.
photo by Roy Toft
The spectral jaguar, one of the world’s most elusive creatures,
is next to impossible to see in the wild. Then again, in the Cockscomb
Basin, you never know.
By Susan McGrath/Photography by James Balog
in the Shade
We all know America has a serious coffee habit. What many of us
don’t know is how important the source of our coffee is
to some of our favorite songbirds.
By Paul Tolme/Photography by Brown W. Cannon
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