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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...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On August 23rd, 2011

Ecologist Robert Paine summed up the effects of keystone predator removal by saying, “You can change the nature of the world pretty simply. All you need to do...

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By Admin / On December 7th, 2010

Excerpt from Randy Olson's blog, The Benshi Given the sad, flaccid atmosphere lingering around the Cancun climate talks this week (Andy Revkin tells about how the Japanese, who once upon a...

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By Admin / On July 8th, 2010

That's Bill McKibben's concern about the Straight Up author. From the Washington Monthly:

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By Admin / On May 12th, 2010

Peter Gleick, water expert and Bottled and Sold author, sharply rebukes climate change deniers:

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By Wade Davis / On December 14th, 2009

The obvious questions provoke the obvious answers. From my reading of the literature over the last month, and from everything I have learned at Copenhagen, there can be no doubt that the scientific consensus on climate change is consistent and...

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By Chuck Savitt / On December 11th, 2009

In a dramatic break with recent policy, the Environmental Protection Agency has just formally announced plans to regulate climate changing pollution under the Clean Air Act, declaring clear evidence that greenhouse gases "...

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By Admin / On December 8th, 2009

Today on Post Carbon, Juliet Eilperin writes: Back in the mid-1990s, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projected this would...