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Outside piece: now with more online-ness!

Read it all, yo

The piece on Grist in Outside magazine — which we mentioned here — is now online. You’ll want to read every last delicious word! And while you’re at it, enter their contest: send a funny Gristy headline for the piece …

Dry As a Slightly Moist Bone

Aral Sea restoration project nets $126 million more from World Bank When is a sea not a sea? When it’s a desert. Over the last five decades, the inland Aral Sea — which straddles the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan …

Maybe the Manatees Would Do Better in the Arctic

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers fate of two beloved critters The proposal to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act inspired more than 500,000 emails and oodles of snail mail before yesterday’s public-input deadline. The U.S. …

Career Fields of Gold

An overview of the growing options for green-job seekers T.S. Eliot once wrote, “April is the cruelest month.” Not so for environmental-job seekers, says Kevin Doyle of the Environmental Careers Organization. In fact, he says, this April could almost be …

Calamitous climate projections from U.N. panel, and more

Read the articles mentioned at the end of the podcast: We Hear Mars Is Nice This Time of Year Grinding to a Halt Drown and Out X Marks the Pot How Do You Like Them, Apple? Read the articles mentioned …

Umbra on water conservation

Dear Umbra, Your general drift has been to get us to focus on the big stuff instead of the little paper-or-plastic issues. So what’s the big picture of household water use and overuse? I have a clothes washer and a …

E.O. Wilson talks at TED

Big giant heads, unite!

E.O. Wilson accepting the 2007 TED Prize, online here.

David James Duncan

If you don’t normally read our InterActivist feature, you really, really, really should this week. David James Duncan is an extraordinary writer.

Wildlife pincushions

Sometimes you have to take risks to save endangered species

I received an irate email the other day from Luke Hunter, who is the (taking a deep breath) Global Carnivore Program Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society and an Associate Conservation Scientist in the Science and Exploration Program. Apparently, somebody …