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By Eric Dinerstein / On April 30th, 2014

Originally published by Village News, a publication of the community of Cabin John, MD. Wild, undammed rivers make dangerous neighbors. A signboard near the riverbank at one of the National Park entrances...

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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 ...