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Wolves and the Culture War

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On April 29, 2021
As some of you may know, the book I’m mostly working on is a history of the Pacific Northwest since 1960. I wasn’t entirely sure what the thesis was going to be when I started, though I knew it would be focused on class and environment in the context of the region moving from one […]

Rattlers

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On July 10, 2020

For all the hiking I’ve done, I’ve ever only seen a rattlesnake once and that was when I was driving across Wyoming and one was doing its crazy sidewinder slither across the road. I did ho

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Elk and Mountaintop Removal

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On July 6, 2020
This is such a weird story. Mountaintop removal is a horrible, nasty, awful thing, one that reshapes an entire region’s geology, some of the oldest mountains in the world, and dumps toxins in the region so that rich coal executives can make the planet uninhabitable in a century, when they will be dead after spending […]

The Animals Return

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On June 5, 2020

It’s amazing how quickly the ecosystem rights itself if people just stay out of the way. COVID-19 has demonstrated this repeatedly. From Thailand: Since the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in M

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#FloridaMonkeys

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On November 13, 2018
I guess there’s no reason for Florida’s escaped monkeys to be any less disease ridden than Florida’s people: In the heart of central Florida lies Silver Spring State Park—a large patchwork of forests and wetlands with a spring-fed river flowing through it. One of Florida’s first tourist attractions, the park was once known for its […]
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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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