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Contents: July/August 2011


Fleet feet in California's Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Photo by MARTIN SUNDBERG

Blood and Oil
The Pentagon enlists alternative energy—not because of climate change, but to save soldiers' lives.
EDWARD HUMES

Silent Running
Experience nature as your ancestors did: Lose the clunky shoes.
DANIEL DUANE

For the Long Run
Gear to help you hit your stride.
STEVE CASIMIRO

Living Large, Driving Less
How to design communities that don't require cars.
TOM VANDERBILT

"Look, It's a Cheatercycle!"
A pedaling purist comes around to electric bikes.
LYNN RAPAPORT

Ride, Sollee, Ride
Cellist Ben Sollee goes on tour ... by bike.
MATT SKENAZY

A Missing Peace
Can a week in the wilderness help war vets' stress?
REED McMANUS


DEPARTMENTS

Spout
Backhoe virtuoso

Letters
What our readers have to say

Create
Protecting kids from heavy metal

Enjoy
º Ecofriendly ice cream
º Planet-cooling cookware

Ask Mr. Green
Mr. Green on low-carbon lawnmowers and washers

Escape
Hassan's Turtle Beach, Nothern Cypress

Repurpose
Turn a keyboard into a wallet

Ponder
A father shows his son the ropes

Explore
The Burren, County Clare, Ireland

Act
Scuba do-gooder

Grapple
º Bee-killing pesticide
º How bad is a banana?
º The Yoda bat
º Up to Speed

Innovate
Coal-country geothermal

Comfort Zone
Prefab-ulous

Mixed Media
Alaska's outer limits

Taking the Initiative
Bracing for the black swans

Bulletin
º Obsessive peakbagger
º Board election: Who won?
º Transportation wonks on a roll

Last Words
What tangled webs


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