NRDC OnEarth
NRDC   OnEarth
The Earth’s Best Defense

Current Issue
About OnEarth

Cover, Current Issue
Letter from the Editor
Contact OnEarth
Full Table of Contents
Back Issues
Media Kit

NRDC Membership
A NEW WEBSITE! blogs, more multimedia, and award-winning journalism come join the conversation at

Table of Contents

This is the full table of contents of the print edition of OnEarth, Fall 2007; Volume 29, No.3. You can have the whole magazine delivered to your door four times a year by clicking here and joining NRDC.


Silver Bullet? by Robin Marantz Henig
Nanotechnology is poised to transform our lives: miraculous cancer treatments, perfect sunscreens, a super new power grid. One problem: Nobody knows if this multi-billion-dollar enterprise is actually safe.

Highway to Hell by Andrew Nikiforuk
Even sober energy experts wonder if Alberta has gone mad as the province tears up a vast wilderness to get at the world's dirtiest, most expensive -- and perhaps last-reserves of oil.

Spring Awakening by Wendy Lovinger and Gay Daly
How one New York City teen went to Maine, camped out, strapped on snowsoes, howled at the moon, and became an environmentalist.

11th Hour by Elizabeth Kolbert
Inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary, The 11th Hour, we asked a few great minds to get past the gloom and doom and tell us how to save the world.


  • How to Save a Monkey
  • A Nasty Gas Attack
  • Our Weather Man
  • Come Back, Sir Richard
  • Who You Gonna Call?
  • Sniffing the Air
  • Ivory Merchant
  • Wilderness Be Dammed
  • Prince of Wax
  • Where the Gas Is Always Greener

    The View from NRDC: Seashells by the Sea Shore
    by Frances Beinecke
    NRDC President Frances Beinecke's letter

    Conquering Our Invisible Energy Demons, and more.

    NRDC at Work
    NRDC works on many of the issues covered in OnEarth by independent journalists. Check out what we're doing on: Nanotechnology, Tar Sands, and Eco-Pest Control.

    Fieldwork: Gadgets Go Green
    Noah Horowitz is the brains behind NRDC's efforts to reduce energy use by electronics and appliances.

    Letter from the Editor
    by Douglas S. Barasch


    Living Green: And on Your Left, a Grass-Fed Cow...
    by Elizabeth Royte
    Local is the new organic, but saving the family farm may require that you actually go there -- as a tourist.

    Open Space: Africa's Next Green Revolution
    by Richard Manning
    The standard answer to poverty in Africa has been to grow more food. But wildlife management may offer a better path to prosperity.


  • "Showing the Birds" by Mary Oliver
  • "Letting the Grass Grow Under Your Feet" by David Wagoner

    Book Reviews
    Global warming has given nuclear power new appeal. But is the cost too great? Plus, thoughts on humans and other animals, and imagining an Earth without humans.

  • Subscribe to OnEarth

    This issue's cover photo: Eva Kolenko

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