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By Rafe Sagarin / On August 21st, 2012

“Big Data” is getting big coverage. For example, this recent column in the New York Times that captures...

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By Jason Leppig / On August 17th, 2012

This week's #forewordFriday comes from two authors that want to expand the methodological toolbox used by...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On August 16th, 2012

The July 26 editorial "Logging for spotted owls" dismisses decades of scientific research by touting one new study that suggests "heavy thinning" (aka, clear-...

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By Admin / On August 3rd, 2012

Did you read Andrew Sullivan's piece on The Daily...

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By Charles C. Chester / On July 30th, 2012

One of Marvel Comics' most popular characters, Wolverine, was born with the genetic mutation allowing him to recover rapidly from any injury. Combine that with the Canadian [sic] government's program to replace his skeleton with the indestructible metal...

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By Admin / On July 24th, 2012

From an important op-ed in the San Diego Union Tribune The southern border region is one of the most bio-diverse areas in the United States and a crossroads for many...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On July 10th, 2012

The standing dead trees were everywhere, their boles weathered silver where the bark had peeled. The carcasses of their fallen comrades littered the understory, with few aspen sprouting from the deadfall. The occasional mangled saplings we observed...

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By Admin / On July 9th, 2012

As I gathered with other concerned Coloradans for the “Forests at Risk” symposium in Aspen, Colorado last week, the importance of climate change and forests became immediately clear with...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On July 5th, 2012

Perhaps no other species symbolizes the conflict over logging in the Pacific Northwest more than the northern spotted owl. This medium-sized, forest-dwelling raptor has been credited with shutting down the logging industry in the 1990s and with...

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By Jason Leppig / On June 15th, 2012

This week's #forewordFriday pick is from the newly released book, Climate and Conservation....

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