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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Danziger: Big Game

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

November 19, 2017

We Should Rethink Naming Wild Animals

Animals do not name themselves. The lion illegally hunted down in Zimbabwe last year did not know he was “Cecil.” The western lowland gorilla shot at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old fell into his enclosure did not answer to the name “Harambe.”

July 5, 2016
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States Find Their Voice On Federal Land Use

It’s a battle long fought, but seldom won: States want to gain control of federal land within their borders.

November 2, 2015

Hurting The Wilderness We Love

Ecotourism has become big business, but it can alter an encounter with wilderness into something a bit more industrial — and damaging to the environment.

October 13, 2015
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Water Conservation Has Costly, And Stinky, Downsides

In a paradox of conservation, water agencies say the unprecedented savings in water conservation in California are causing or compounding a slew of problems.

September 9, 2015

Ethical Hunters Shocked By Cecil Story

The biggest threat to African lions is not hunters but the loss of wild habitat through human overpopulation, development, and climate change.

August 6, 2015
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Millions Of Trees Are Dying Because Of California Drought

An early survey of the Southern Californian forests has a grim diagnosis: The megadrought is killing millions of trees.

May 5, 2015
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Obama To Visit Everglades On Wednesday, Highlight Climate Change Threat

Obama visits the Florida Everglades on Earth Day, to address climate change and environmental conservation. His escort will not be Governor Scott, but Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy.’

April 22, 2015
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China Fishing Plan In Antarctica Alarms Scientists

China ramps up annual krill harvests to about seven times the total by all nations combined.

March 23, 2015

Death Of Young Killer Whales Raises Worry About The Species’ Survival

The decline of salmon could leave Orca populations on the brink.

December 31, 2014

Japan Plans To Resume Whaling Next Year

After being ordered to stop hunting whales by the International Court of Justice in March, Japan has submitted plans to start hunting again for what they claim are scientific purposes in 2015.

November 19, 2014

North Dakota To Decide Whether To Put Oil Revenue Into Conservation

North Dakota has accumulated a surplus of profits from its oil industry, but now voters must decide what to do with all that extra money.

October 28, 2014

In California’s Drought, People Speak Up About Water Waste

By Thomas Peele and Andie Waterman, San Jose Mercury News The expanse of verdant lawn ringing a large vacant construction site in Santa Clara, California, sets off Brian Johns. For Vickie Chang, it’s the city of Albany’s sprinklers that spray her when they go off each night along her street. And Dave Pearce is peeved […]

September 9, 2014

Century’s Worth Of Difference In Saving Wildlife

By Jamie Rappaport Clark, The Philadelphia Inquirer How can we visualize the number five billion, especially when it comes to thinking about a wildlife species? Worldwide, it’s hard to find a species, outside the insect world, with a population equivalent to five billion. But during the Civil War, there were that many passenger pigeons in the […]

September 3, 2014

Efforts To Restore Florida’s Coral Reefs Get A High-Tech Boost

By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — South Florida’s coral reefs are about to get Google-mapped, sort of. Government scientists this month used new high-tech cameras to shoot a 360-degree view of the ocean in the Florida Keys. The goal: to map and then track coral reefs to see if restoration efforts are […]

August 28, 2014

Once-Common Marine Birds Disappearing From Pacific Northwest Coast

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times ANACORTES, Wash. — The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars. “Scoters,” Sherman Anderson said. “Three of them. At 11 o’clock. Look like surfs.” “Marbled murrelets,” he added seconds later. “I see two.” Inside the boat’s cabin, […]

July 28, 2014

NRA Abandons Hunters In Favor Of Oil And Gas Corporations

While the National Rifle Association is not best known for its environmental conscientiousness, its self-proclaimed status as “the number-one hunter’s organization in America” does give it a vested interest in preserving wildlife and its habitats. Since 2008, however, this interest has been slowly undermined by the oil and gas industry’s increasingly aggressive contributions to the NRA […]

April 29, 2014

Earth Hour To Tap Crowdfunding For Green Campaigns

Singapore (AFP) – Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend’s Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide, organizers said Thursday. Organizers Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) have partnered with payments giant PayPal to allow donors to contribute to […]

March 27, 2014