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The news isn’t depressing enough. For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest. Normally four or five calves would be born each year among this fairly unique urban population of whales — pods […]
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Vineyard Monocultures

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On April 24, 2018
The massive growth of the wine industry has led to a very real problem–wine monocultures that transform ecologically complex places such as the hills of Napa County into carefully manicured landscapes that leave no room for the wild. That a lot of wineries require hillsides makes this worse, as many species exist on a pretty […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On February 27, 2018
Just continuing to document the horrible ways that humans have decimated the planet. The dwindling North Atlantic right whale population is on track to finish its breeding season without any new births, prompting experts to warn again that without human intervention, the species will face extinction. Scientists observing the whale community off the US east […]
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Passenger Pigeon

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On December 17, 2017
One of the most important and horrible stories of environmental degradation in the United States is the rapid decline of the passenger pigeon from perhaps the most common bird in North America to complete extinction in less than a century. We know why it happened–massive overhunting combined with the rapid loss of habitat as the […]

The Monuments

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On December 4, 2017

I hate these people so much. President Donald Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in t

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