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The Last Days of Megafauna

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On August 21, 2017
I don’t mean to deviate from my usual bright cheery self, but the violent death of Wayne Lotter, one of the leading conservationists in Africa fighting the poaching epidemic, reminds me that the future of all megafauna on the planet is highly endangered. The rapidly declining numbers of rhinos, elephants, lions, tigers, leopards, and basically […]
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The Wages of Nuclear

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On July 12, 2017
This is a powerful long-form piece on how the Manhattan Project and its aftermath, with the utter indifference toward disposing of nuclear waste that partially defined its domestic impact, is still creating horrible health impacts on Americans today, with a focus on a uranium enrichment plant near St. Louis. Dawn Chapman first noticed the smell […]
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Republican Pollution Policy

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On March 21, 2017
Your Republican congresscritters: Rep. Scott Perry was asked at a town hall in Red Lion on Saturday if he supported President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency in light of Pennsylvania’s “history of environmental problems.” “Don’t we need a stronger EPA to protect the environment?” the questioner asked. Perry, who has worked […]
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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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