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A Hideous Lie

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On February 5, 2017
I see people are once again going down the “Rachel Carson is a mass murderer” road. The idea is that because Carson sought to ban DDT, cases of malaria exploded and thus millions of people died. Pravda recently went down this road too. In 2014, Google honored Carson on the 50th anniversary of her death, […]

Vo Quy, RIP

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On January 12, 2017

Vo Quy, the pioneering Vietnamese environmentalist and communist who not only convinced Ho Chi Minh to create Vietnam’s first national park, but also played a critical role in bringing his natio

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Don’t know, but we are about to find out. The Kochs, whose use of their fortune to promote climate-change denial research has angered environmentalists, are quietly courting new allies in their quest for a fossil fuel resurgence: minorities. Since its start in the spring of 2016, Fueling U.S. Forward has sent delegates to, or hosted, […]

Zinke

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On December 16, 2016

Adam Markham has an excellent rundown of Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, who I am sad to say is also a former offensive linemen for the University of Oregon. Other than getting th

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The Wages of Mining

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On December 8, 2016
In 1985, I took the first trip of my life. We drove from Oregon to Minnesota for a family reunion. For me, at that age, this was exciting. As we drove east on I-90, we stopped in Butte, Montana. There, I saw the Berkeley Pit, the gigantic open pit copper mine now filling with incredibly […]

Coal and Poverty

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On October 31, 2016

I am as anti-coal as anyone else. It’s a terrible energy source if you care about the future of the planet. However, there’s no question that there’s a good reason why people burn co

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Ecological Personhood

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On July 15, 2016
Well, I guess if the United States can grant corporations the legal status of persons, New Zealand can do the same thing for the environment. Can a stretch of land be a person in the eyes of the law? Can a body of water? In New Zealand, they can. A former national park has been […]
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