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By Meghan Bartels / On April 18th, 2014

Some people collect coins, some people collect books; people like Eric Dinerstein collect sightings of rare species. In The Kingdom of Rarities, newly released in...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On April 14th, 2014

Elk browsing aspens in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Cristina Eisenberg.

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By Meghan Bartels / On April 11th, 2014

With spring finally starting to show its face, we're thinking about everything that's green and growing. But as Yvonne Baskin shows in Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 14th, 2014

This past weekend, there was...

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By Michael Branch / On January 13th, 2014

Back in November of 2013, President Obama issued an executive order on climate preparedness. Because executive orders circumvent Congress...

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By Jason Leppig / On October 25th, 2013

"Now we are translating this book into Korean and would like to spread H. Bruce Franklin's idea about over-fishing and ecology concerns to people in our area."

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By Rebecca Bright / On October 22nd, 2013

Today's pick, Tibet Wild, is from our Editorial Assistant, Rebecca Bright.

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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 September 12th, 2013

This article originally posted on ...

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By Eric Dinerstein / On July 23rd, 2013

Considering the lines stretching around the block ten years ago to witness one of nature’s masterpieces, you might want to arrive early when the National Botanic Garden opens its doors. Trained botanists, tropical ecologists, and naturalists must queue...