The final countdown
We're losing species at the fastest rate ever. But E. O. Wilson, the
man who made biodiversity a household word, has hope.
Interview by Boyce Rensberger
Out of the Wild
Want to see a wild panda? Better act fast. Six of the world's top wildlife
photographers show us animals that may soon exist only in zoos. Plus, how
to see them wild.
By Les Line
You're getting warmer
James Hansen's predictions of global warming are scary. And so far,
they've been dead-on. Plus, "The Baked Apple," a report on the natural
disasters that may plague New York City in coming years.
By Robert H. Boyle
Habitats At Risk
Going, Going, Gone?
If we don't act soon, the United States may lose its most precious
wild places. A look at five threatened habitats, from Florida's coral reefs
to an Alaskan wildlife refuge.
Meet 200 kids from inner-city St. Louis who are making a real difference.
By T. H. Watkins/Photography by Antonin Kratochvil
Taking the pulse of the Planet
It's not just the world's 6 billion people that worry Lester Brown,
but what will happen if they all want liposuctions?
Interview by Bill McKibben
The Next Generation
Ocean Robbins Grow up
He's 25, he's not cynical, and he's changing the world. Meet "one of
the few bards of the youth environ- mental movement."
By Todd Balf/Photography by Max Aguilera-Hellweg
Resolutions We Can Live With
Amid all the millennial hoopla comes a sobering thought: We have 30
years to get the earth in order.
By Lisa Gosselin
The Audubon View
Taking on the Flat Earth Society
A turn toward creationism got Kansas lots of press. But it's just part
of an effort to undermine the teaching of evolution and environmental concepts.
By John Flicker
Extinct species: bring 'em back alive?; attack of the atomic tumbleweeds;
America's wetlands get mega-malled; bats on the menu; ticked-off moose;
owl on a limb; and more.
Edited by David Seideman
Can birds smell? Is there a winterproof birdbath? Find out here.
By Carolyn Shea
In the wind-blasted zone where forest meets tundra lives one of the
natural world's greatest oddities: trees that walk.
By Tom Yulsman
Hemp can be used to make clothes, shampoo, and beer. It also can save
forests and reduce pollution. So why is growing it here just a pipe dream?
By Ted Williams
The Glacier Principle
An activist fighting to save the last remaining roadless areas near
his Montana home takes heart and learns a lesson from the slow-moving but
irresistible force of glaciers. By Rick Bass
Inviting Children Into Nature
With 80-plus books to her credit, Jean Craighead George has been introducing
kids to nature-and changing lives-for generations. Plus, more great new
books to give a child.
By Eden Ross Lipson
The Audubon Ark sets sail in defense of the Mississippi; young Audubon
activists, looking to change the world; campaigns for the new century.
Edited by Gretel H. Schueller
Wonders of the winter woods, from bobcats to moose to mistletoe. Plus,
a meteor shower you shouldn't miss.
By Ted Williams
In the Wild
Put On A Happy Face
It can look mad, sad, sinister, or clownish: Meet the happy face spider,
an endangered creature with more personalities than Sybil.
By Les Line
Don't Just Sit There! Throughout this issue are "resolutions" to act
on to help protect the environment. Use them. Better yet, give a subscription
to Audubon (which includes membership) to your family or friends. To do
so, and to help in other ways, visit www.audubon.org or call 800-274-4201.