Debate surrounding the proposed repeal of the controversial Clean Water Rule is just one example of how competing interests...

From Don't Be Such a Scientist Chapter 4: Don't Be So Unlikeable. Read by the author: Randy Olson.

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...

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In honor of the first presidential debate tonight beteween Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we asked Island Press authors: "If you were advisor to the president, what would your top priority be and why?" Check out their answers, in their own words,...

A few months ago I wrote a post about the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge building in Oregon by the Bundy brothers gang. They had come to the rescue (in their opinion) of locals who had...

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Recently I was informed by my publisher, Island Press, of a report stating that 2015 was deadliest year on record...

The record was broken this year for the number of pounds of rattlesnakes harvested at the annual Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater, Texas. I was blown away. The figure was 24,262 pounds.

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At the SETAC meeting last autumn in Salt Lake City, I had a chance to catch up with my undergrad thesis advisor Dr. Alan Kolok. I spoke with him over the phone this winter about his project of writing Modern Poisons and his...

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At the SETAC meeting last autumn in Salt Lake City, I had a chance to catch up with my undergrad thesis advisor Dr. Alan Kolok. I spoke with him over the phone this winter about his project of writing Modern Poisons and his...

Photo Credit: Birds on a Wire by Flickr.com user Kiwi Flickr

Despite more than 100 years of stewardship and protection from agencies like the National Park Service, America’s wild places are still vulnerable to commercial and residential land development. In the Grand Canyon, uranium mining and increasing...

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