Table of Contents
This is the full table of contents of the print edition of OnEarth, Summer 2006; Volume 28, No.2. You can have the whole magazine delivered to your door four times a year by clicking here and joining NRDC.
by Sharon Levy
Wrecking the Rockies
by Michelle Nijhuis
While you savor your delectable summer fruit or toss your garden salad, do you ever give thanks to the humble honeybee? No? Well, maybe you should. A large portion of American agriculture depends on this overlooked creature for its pollinating skills -- and now it is in grave danger. Take a peek into the really secret life of bees.
The nation's energy crisis wears many faces, but few are as ugly as the devastation of tranquil places like Garfield County, Colorado, where high natural-gas prices and powerful drilling technologies are tearing apart lives and landscapes.
Six Hundred Feet and Rising
by Jacques Leslie
Since 1938 the colossal Shasta Dam has held back the waters of the Sacramento River, flooding the ancestral lands of the Winnemem Wintu, devastating salmon runs -- and bringing a bounty of subsidized water to California's farmers. Now the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation wants to make Shasta even bigger. Can the Winnemem survive the next deluge?
a portfolio of new poems
"Finch" by Robert Bringhurst
"Meeting the Fox" by Mary Oliver
"Marginalia" by Elizabeth Dodd
"High Desert" by Ursula K. Le Guin
Home on the (Artillery) Range
News From the Department of Hot Air
Voyage of the Sorcerer
Cue the Whale Sounds? -- And the Visuals
Surfer Dude to the Rescue
Avian Flu: The Silver Lining
The View from NRDC: Katrina's Tough Lessons
by Frances Beinecke
Learning to respect nature's strength and her limitations.
Homegrown ethanol can help solve our oil dependence and global warming; the spirit bear lives on; campaign to save greenland; mahogany's steep price; and California's delta blues.
I've heard some sunscreens include ingredients that were created through nanotechnology. Are they safe to use?
Fieldwork: Taming the Dragon
Can China meet its exploding energy needs without damaging the planet? Maybe...
Letter from the Editor
by Douglas S. Barasch
Living Green: These Roads Were Made for Biking
by Linda Baker
With its innovative urban planning, Portland could become the model for a cleaner, healthier American city -- and bring cycling to the masses.
Open Space: Dirty Little Words
by Julia Corbett
If environmentalism is such a wonderful idea, how come so many people think it's a dirty word?
"Summer Reading" by Roberta Swann
"June Song" by Don Bogen
Maybe we need a scientific revolution to solve our worldly woes. Or maybe we don't need to learn more -- we just need to do more with what we already know. Tim Folger reviews Pulse. Plus, a porcine love story; and adventures in pursuit of a living dinosaur: the sea turtle.