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Palm Oil and Deforestation

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On October 22, 2015
The palm oil crisis continues in southeast Asia, as the widespread transformation of ecologically complex jungles into palm oil monocultures for cooking oil continues, without any repercussions for the western corporations committing widescale extinction for their role in this. The Indonesian government had zoned the area for agricultural use even though it lies within the […]
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Environmental Risk and Race

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On September 28, 2015
I doubt any readers of LGM will be that shocked that people of color are exposed to toxic environments at rates far higher than whites. But the differential, at least in California, really is awful: “What’s unique about this study is that we are looking at multiple hazards at once and including factors that make […]

Solar Suburbs

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On September 24, 2015

Visions of rethinking suburbs to be green-friendly abound: These examples point to the potential of what some are calling “solar suburbs.” The concept is a sweeping one—solar panels cover roofs,

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Good on the Gulf Restoration Network for suing the Environmental Protection Agency for not doing its job to regulate the fertilizers and other chemicals that have created the huge biological dead zone where the Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone knows this is a major problem but the power of agribusiness provides […]
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Having started my annual summer trip to see family in the Pacific Northwest, it’s incredibly depressing to see what’s happening to the climate and thus the ecology of the place I grew up. Basically, this year has seen the California drought spread all the way up the Pacific coast into Alaska. Some of this is […]

Basin and Range

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On July 10, 2015

Good on Harry Reid to push so hard against the Cliven Bundys of his state and make his legacy protecting huge swaths of land from development. And good on his political skills for pushing it to the to

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