CHUCK THOMPSON developed a serious thirst for rain, so we sent him to one of the wettest places on earth: India's southwest coast‚ during the water-bomb peak of the summer monsoon
Ready, Aim, Sushi
If a shark doesn't kill you, shallow-water blackout or a giant propeller might. But the spearfishermen freediving the oil rigs off Louisiana's coast don't let that get in the way of the hunt for fresh tuna.
They say you can't go home againto the strange, remote, threatened South American jungle where your larger-than-life, field-scientist dad discovered an extremely rare, weird-looking species called Lophostoma schulzi. They're probably right. But we did it anyway.
Obama's Bedside Cabinet
Our official reading list for the bibliophile in chief
Do the Darwin
The Sky Was Falling
A "where are they now?" field guide to popular calamities of yore
Code Green Archive
Dispatches from the environmental front lines.
How can I combine a career as a professional triathlete and environemntal scientist?
How does a person living off the grid dispose of trash?
Should I throw away tissue, or flush it down the toilet?
Whatever happened to thin, adhesive solar panels?
They've got a slight animal-control problem in Delhi, India: Thousands of wild rhesus monkeys, addled by the sprawl that's taking over their habitat, are dropping out of trees to steal food, chug booze, and murder prominent citizens. Did we mention that many of the victims believe these creatures are gods?
Make Like a Tree
For his March Out of Bounds column, our man Eric Hansen got up close and sappy with an unlikely group of artists: 50 Leyland Cypress trees. Listen to a podcast version of the story, read by Hansen, and see some of his photos of the trees and their keeper.