Elizabeth Hightower Allen

Elizabeth Hightower Allen

Elizabeth Hightower Allen (@ehightowerallen) is Outside's features editor. Over the years she has written the magazine's Code Green environmental column and its book reviews. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Isla Pargo, Panama

Fishing in Panama

Redefine roughing it when you fish at Panama's Islas Secas.

Physicist Dan Kammen

The Scientist

Dan Kammen, founding director of the University of California at Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, on climate change and energy policy

Skrivena Luka

Twilight Zone

Happily lost on a Croatian island haunted by vampires.

The Accidental Detective

When film director Josh Fox got letters from energy companies offering him almost $100,000 to drill for natural gas on his land, he became a natural-gas detective.

Books: Playing God!

It's hard enough being a teenager today. Just try it if you're half ape. That's the deal in Laurence Gonzales's coming-of-age-except-I'm-also-part-bonobo biotech thriller, Lucy (Knopf, $25, July)....