February 2017

February 2017

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TREE-CLIMBING FOXES AND OTHER SUCCESS STORIES
Thirty years of research and effort have restored a nearly extinct species.
BY KATE RONEY FAULKNER

UNDERWATER BARRENS                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monitoring the fate of Southern Californian kelp requires a long view.                                         
BY DOUG SIMPSON

SAFFRON                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Uses of this pricey commodity are emerging in the West; in the East, it has a long history.
BY SAID HUSEYNOV

ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, OR MINERAL                                                                                                                                                                                            The idea of creating a “Tree of Minerals” seemed contrived, until recently.
BY PETER J. HEANEY                          

October 2017

MISPERCEPTIONS  Your perception may depend on your perspective.
BY SUSANA MARTINEZ-CONDE AND STEPHEN L. MACKNIK

ALL BOXED UP  Where turtles hail from and why and how they  acquire shells. 
BY OLIVIER RIEPPEL

FIGHTING FIT  Some red colobus monkeys  in estrus are uninhibited, unintimidated, and unconventional in their mate choices. STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAWN STARIN

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Monitoring the fate of Southern Californian kelp requires a long view.