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By Alan Rabinowitz / On September 19th, 2016

Recently I was informed by my publisher, Island Press, of a report stating that 2015 was deadliest year on record...

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By Katharine Sucher / On August 29th, 2016

Read a Q&A with John Fleck, author of Water is for Fighting Over...and Other Myths about Water in the West.

Grand Canyon/Photo Credit: Becca Bright

By John Fleck / On August 25th, 2016

On its centennial, there is no question in my mind about the central role of the U.S. National Park Service in my life’s trajectory.

By Lucy Moore / On July 13th, 2016

The record was broken this year for the number of pounds of rattlesnakes harvested at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas. I was blown away. The figure was 24,262 pounds.

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By Erica Brockmeier / On July 11th, 2016

At the SETAC meeting last autumn in Salt Lake City, I had a chance to catch up with my undergrad thesis advisor Dr. Alan Kolok. I spoke with him over the phone this winter about his project of writing Modern Poisons and his...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 22nd, 2016

April 22nd, Earth Day, is also National Jelly Bean Day. How should one celebrate National Jelly Bean Day?

By Lucy Moore / On April 22nd, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I scrolled through my 50 some emails of the day and was struck by one from Crowdrise. The subject line read “Have you saved an animal from extinction?” It was a 24 hour emergency campaign to save the Greater Bamboo Lemur in...

By Joe S. Whitworth / On April 21st, 2016

April 22 is not a moment to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It’s an opportunity to recognize what next steps we need to take to secure a better future.

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By Michael Branch / On April 19th, 2016

The Rants from the Hill essay series has appeared in High Country News online every month, without fail, since July 2010. A lot has happened in those (almost) six years as we—my wife, Eryn, and our daughters, Hannah and Caroline—have...

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By Michael Branch / On March 23rd, 2016

The Ranter remembers being struck down by love for Tonya Harding, the fallen ice skater.

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