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Wild Horses

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On November 13, 2012
The legacy of wild horses in the West is somewhat complicated. They are iconic, evoking images of a lost, wild and romantic West. On the other hand, they can be pretty damaging to fragile dry-land vegetation and cause a good bit of erosion. On the third hand (since this is extra-limbed creature day at LGM), […]

Grizzly Bear Chair

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On November 13, 2012

Am I the only one who thinks this grizzly bear chair presented to Andrew Johnson in 1865 really seals his image as a villain? Who can’t see him drunkenly spewing racist epithets while sitting he

White Nose

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On September 24, 2012

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to write about environmental issues because it makes me want to cry. One example is white nose syndrome, a fungus that is devastating the bat population of the east a

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A Question for Creationists

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On September 13, 2012
I have trouble understanding people who don’t believe in the theory of evolution. This is like not believing in gravity or climate change. Oh yeah, these people don’t believe in that either. Anyway, I was struck by the recently discovered lesula monkey in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. How can you see this and […]
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Feral Pigs

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On March 25, 2012
Feral pigs are expanding their range and will probably be across most of North America in the next 20 years. They cause a tremendous amount of damage, not only to farmers but to wildlife and habitat. It seems to me the logical solution is a 365 day hunting season against them. It’s a non-native species […]

Wolves

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On March 14, 2012

Outstanding Christopher Ketcham story on the delisting of wolves from the Endangered Species Act and the plans to wipe them out in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. There is much that is disturbing–p

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