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By Katharine Sucher / On May 5th, 2017

"Biting the snorkel mouthpiece, I submerged my head through a layer of crisp-edged leaves and into another world.” So begins Abbie Gascho Landis’ discovery of an Alabama creek—and the freshwater mussels who call it home. Ranging in size from thumbnail to...

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By Emily Monosson / On February 7th, 2017

Emily Monosson, author of the forthcoming Natural Defense, marched at the DC Women's March on January 21, 2017. Inspired by the number of...

By Emily Monosson / On October 11th, 2016

The access issue touches all of us. From the cancer patient wanting to read up on her disease to the community organizers whose groundwater is tainted with solvents, the seaside city planner wanting the latest climate change models, and the high school...

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By Charles G. Curtin / On December 17th, 2015

While sitting in a board meeting of the Great Northern Large Landscape Cooperative recently the perennial question came up of if the organization that was working on a vast landscape from Yellowstone National Park to northern Canada needed more...

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By Eric Dinerstein / On June 17th, 2015

A hoary bat, Lasiurus cinereus.

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 12th, 2015

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By Meghan Bartels / On May 21st, 2015

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On May 20th, 2015

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By Biohabitats / On April 30th, 2015

Photo by Matthias Weinberger, used under...

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By Andy Dyer / On April 23rd, 2015

Healthy soil is home to numerous organisms.

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