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By Elizabeth Grossman / On November 17th, 2010

Excerpt from Elizabeth Grossman's blog, The Pump Handle.

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By R. Edward Grumbine / On November 3rd, 2010

The Bamboo Temple is one of the major Buddhist shrines in Kunming. Built in the 13th century, restored in 1890, and is set high above the city surrounded by native forest and plantation. The temple is well cared for unlike some I have visited in China....

Photo credit: Supreme Court Pediment by Flickr.com user Kevin Harber

By R. Edward Grumbine / On October 25th, 2010

Living in Kunming has its benefits:-great food; friendly people; helpful colleagues; and stimulating work. But for a city of its size, there is precious little public open space and I have yet to discover any place where one can walk on dirt or grass...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On October 13th, 2010

Recently, I spent time with a friend in a northern part of the Rockies with thriving wolf population. My friend was skeptical about how wolves affect ecosystems—was—because an event that morning rapidly changed his mind.

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By R. Edward Grumbine / On October 8th, 2010

Before I left for my year in China, I took a few minutes one afternoon to fill out the federal census form that was delivered to my house. Many Americans may complain about such an “onerous” exercise, but most citizens understand the importance of being...

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by Flickr.com user Jim Trodel

By R. Edward Grumbine / On September 28th, 2010

During a trip last week to Nepal to attend a workshop on climate change adaptation strategies across the Himalaya, I experienced darkness within darkness for several hours every night. I am not talking about visiting one of the poorest and least...

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By Admin / On September 15th, 2010

Animals and cars don't go well together. Increasingly, wildlife crossings are coming into focus for many transportation departments across the country. The California Roadkill...

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By Cristina Eisenberg / On September 10th, 2010

I recently attended the Ecological Society of America’s annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the theme was global warming. Eminent ecologists presented models that projected climate change into a bleak future where species that require...

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by Flickr.com user Jim Trodel

By R. Edward Grumbine / On September 7th, 2010

This is the next post in a year-long series written by Ed Grumbine, professor of environmental studies at Prescott College and author of Where the Dragon...

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