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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On September 13th, 2013

Having jump-started my career as a conservation biologist riding the 1980s explosion of scientific and public interest in biodiversity, I have progressively witnessed how biophilia has given way to climate change concerns with the public, decision makers...

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By Admin / On July 12th, 2013

While you're soaking up some sun this weekend, relax with this selection from Anthony Barnosky's  important book, ...

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By Admin / On July 9th, 2013

Sarah LeRoy of the Southwest Climate Change Network weighs in on the rising temperatures and their impact on current energy systems. 

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On July 2nd, 2013

On June 25, 2013, President Obama gave what may be his most important speech thus far. In it, he acknowledged the impacts of climate change on our society. These impacts include heightened atmospheric carbon pollution due to fossil fuel consumption,...

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By Lucy Moore / On June 28th, 2013

As an environmental mediator working on intractable conflicts over natural resource use and policy, I am committed to being neutral on the issues before me. We mediators like to say we are advocates for the process – a good, inclusive, fair process – but...

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By Admin / On April 2nd, 2013

A new Island Press author, Yoram Bauman, the world's first and only stand-up economist, is trying to raise $20,000 to help offset the cost to print his forthcoming book: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

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By Admin / On July 13th, 2012

In anticipation of the Society for Conservation Biology, North American Congress for Conservation Biology meeting that starts this weekend, get familiar with...

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By Jason Leppig / On May 18th, 2012

Prep for Saturday's event at Politics and Prose with this week's #forewordFriday!

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By Alan Haney / On April 23rd, 2012

In spite of the wintry landscape, the steady tap-tap-tap of maple sap dripping into a bucket announces spring with greater assurance than the calendar.  Black-capped chickadees have be

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On November 7th, 2011

Taking America by storm with actions reminiscent of the 60s, “Occupy Wall Street” has gone viral in an attempt to raise awareness about corporate interests being placed above public needs. But the movement has yet to sound alarm bells on the Tongass...