It's going to take a lot more than changing lightbulbs to get us on the path to sustainability. We investigate the options (solar? nuclear? cow poop?), what's hype, what's really happening, and who's standing in the way of change.
As a public service, Mother Jones, which is a non-profit magazine, will release the full contents of this issue online over the next several weeks. If you'd like your Mother Jones sooner—and you want to support independent investigative journalism—please subscribe now.
The Iraqi exile who could foil Bush's plans for permanent bases; fluoride bites back; a refugee couple's happy ending; HIV's morning-after pill; wizards for Ron Paul; KBR answers to no one; energy iconoclast James Woolsey; squatters take over foreclosed homes.
8 Lbs, 21 Inches, 3,800 Diapers, and 1,525 Tons of Carbon
Little feet sure do pitter-patter, all right. All over the planet.
It wasn't Toto Constant's human rights violations in Haiti that finally landed him in prison. It was mortgage fraud in Long Island.
Why are hotels' environmental values on permanent vacation?
Debra J. Dickerson on how the Moral Majority fudged its numbers; filmmaker Errol Morris sees through Abu Ghraib; the return of Susan Meiselas' Kurdistan; plus more book(Opting In, Leisureville: Advertures in America's Reitrement Utopias, Hospital: Man, Woman, Birth, Death, Infinity, Plus Red Tape, Bad Behavior, Money, God and Diversity on Steroids), film, and music(Mr. Love & Justice, Pershing, Warchild, Stronger) reviews
The Seven Myths Of Energy Independence
Kicking our foreign-oil habit may sound like a good idea, but it's nothing more than a pipe dream.
Put a Tyrant in Your Tank
The new kings of crude are even bigger (and badder) than Big Oil.
The Greenback Effect
Markets can help us fight global warming—if we teach them how.
The founder of Match.com wants to hook Americans up with solar.
Breaking The Gridlock
The Smart Grid could fix one of the biggest obstacles to energy efficiency—us.
It Keeps Going and Going...
Batteries were born before Christ. So why haven't we gotten them right yet?
These small towns were dying. Then alternative power reenergized them.
The Nuclear Option
Is it time to reconsider atomic energy?
Scenes from Canada's Wild West, where oil fever extracts a heavy toll.
Scrubbing King Coal
Power companies say they're cleaning up their act when really they're just cleaning up their image.
Who stands between us and a clean-energy future? These guys.
Cover Illustration by Joe Zeff Design, Inc.