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June 2011 ISSUE

Building Forests, Remaking Planets

Last September the popular science news was full of stories about Ascension Island1. This small volcanic island in the middle of the South Atlantic was nearly barren when Charles Darwin described it in 1836, supporting only 25 or 30 species of small plants, a flightless bird, and a land crab. But [...]

July 2010 ISSUE

Packing for a Very Long Trip

The basic requirements of life ― air, food, water ― are provided for us by the biosphere, the assemblage of plants and animals, bacteria and fungi that share our world. We’ve always been able to rely on the services that these organisms provide to us. Most of us in industrialized countries [...]