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Conflicted Landscapes

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On April 26, 2021
David Nye is one of our top historians of technology and he has a new book out on American landscapes and the greater political division over them. This is a rather lengthy excerpt that I found really quite interesting. One of the stories of the political history of environmentalism is that we had this incredible […]
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I am very happy to see my senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, introduced the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, into the Senate. This would protect 23 million acres of roadless lands as wilderness through the region, providing the large-scale protections necessary to keep species viable in this region currently undergoing tremendous stress from climate change. It’s not […]
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This is the grave of Bob Marshall, New York Jewish elite, socialist, forester, and wilderness advocate. A truly fascinating individual, Marshall grew up in the Jewish community of New York and Syracuse, where his father was a constitutional lawyer and champion of getting persecuted Russian Jews to move to the United States. His father was […]

Martin Litton, RIP

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On December 7, 2014

The great environmentalist Martin Litton has died. A radical within what was traditionally a pretty conservative Sierra Club, Litton allied with David Brower to lead the fight to save Dinosaur Nationa

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