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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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By Michael Branch / On June 7th, 2012

Out here in the high elevation desert of Silver Hills the country is rough and remote. Much of it is so inaccessible that the common detritus of the dominant endemic species, Hillbillicus nevadensis (var.redneckii), is nowhere to be...

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By Jason Leppig / On June 1st, 2012

This week's #forewordFriday selection is from one of our most popular books on rivers. Since the Potomac was recently named the as...

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By Jason Leppig / On May 23rd, 2012

From Bryan Barney at Grist.org If you think all ecologists are focused on the gloom and doom of...

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By Worldwatch Institute / On May 22nd, 2012

On World Biodiversity Day, Worldwatch Institute emphasizes that protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services is central to sustainable prosperity

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By Emily Monosson / On May 17th, 2012

1. Chemicals that were once lethal can become essential for life

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On May 15th, 2012

British Columbia is endowed with the 7.4 million hectare Great Bear Rainforest and adjacent offshore archipelago of Haida Gwaii, one of the few remaining large blocks of...

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By Michael Branch / On May 10th, 2012

Desolate as their reputation remains among people who are looking for a handy place to test weapons or dispose of nuclear waste, American deserts have had as allies an impressive bunch of talented, passionate writers. Among these lyrical defenders I’d...

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By Joyce Maschinski / On May 7th, 2012

Variable climate patterns are predicted to be the new norm in today’s changing climate.  No longer can we rely on our normal precipitation levels or temperatures.  Models foretell increased storm frequencies and intensities as sea surface temperatures...

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