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This is the full table of contents of the print edition of OnEarth, Spring 2007; Volume 29, No.1. You can have the whole magazine delivered to your door four times a year by clicking here and joining NRDC.


Get Up! Stand Up! by Bill McKibben
In the fight against climate change, we have the scientists, the lawyers, the lobbyists. Now all we need is the mass movement. The man who's been leading the charge for the last 20 years tells us how to build one.

Deadly Sonar by Peter Canby
Sonar, which protects U.S. warships from enemy submarines, also kills whales and other marine mammals. Scientists are trying to figure out why, but the navy, which funds most of their research, seems to have other ideas.

Dark Side of the New Economy by Wade Graham
The new global economy, based on international container traffic, is supposed to satisfy our every whim -- free of the old industrial filth. The people who live next door to the giant ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would tell you a different story.

The Real Price of Gold a photo-essay by Rémi Bénali
Invisible to most of us, dirt-poor miners in the Amazon Basin work with one of the world's most notorious toxins -- mercury -- to turn river mud into nuggets of precious metal.


  • Mysteries of the Deep
  • La Vie en Vert
  • Mastering the Molecule
  • The Opposite of Collateral Damage
  • Teenage Wonder
  • New Buzz -- Just In
  • Naked Planet
  • Skiing Without Snow
  • The Landscape of Our Dreams

    The View from NRDC: Wish They All Could Be California
    by Frances Beinecke
    One State Leads As the National Finally Confronts Climate Change

    Helping the oceans bounce back, and more.

    NRDC Works
    NRDC works on many of the issues covered in OnEarth by independent journalists. Check out what we're doing on: Whales and Sonar, Dirty Ports and Mercury Pollution.

    Fieldwork: Science to the Rescue
    A band of Researchers Embarks on a Quest for the Incontrovertible Truth

    From the Editor
    by Douglas S. Barasch


    Living Green: Click Here to Create a Better World
    by Lisa Selin Davis
    Second Life may be a refuge from the pressures of everyday reality. But for some devotees, this virtual world offers a chance to do good in the real one.

    Open Space: Life in the Fast Lane
    by George Black
    Magazine covers, Hollywood celebrities, teen fashions: Environmentalism has finally entered the mainstream. But is the mainstream all it's cracked up to be?


  • "Digging Zakís Graveg" by Floyd Skloot
  • "Drained Lake, Heron in Mud" by Eamon Grennan

    Book Reviews
    Elizabeth Kolbert celebrates the legacy of Rachel Carson, the woman who changed everything. Plus, the wonderful (and not so wonderful) world of flowers, and one manís passion for a bird.

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    The print issue's cover photo: Steiner Lund

    OnEarth. Spring 2007
    Copyright 2007 by the Natural Resources Defense Council