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November 14, 2017 Opinion
The 2018 Women's March on Washington. (Photo: Molly Adams / Flickr)

It's About Damn Time

By: W. Douglas Smith

Men may take credit for conquering the frontier but women make it livable.  We are now zealously engaged in a new frontier of discovery in technology, economic entrepreneurialism, globalism and...

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November 8, 2017 Environment

DAnCiNG like a CRANE

By: Michael Buckley

November 11 is Crane Festival Day at Gangtey Monastery in eastern Bhutan. The main performers are school kids who enact a special crane dance: this is hands-on environmental education. The Bhutanese...

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November 6, 2017 Environment

America's National Park System: 'The Best Idea We Ever Had'

By: Peter Banner

To quote Wallace Earle Stegner, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at...

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November 2, 2017 Climate & Energy
Photo: Alejandro Melendez Gonzalez

Using Solar Energy to Bring Power, Clean Water to Puerto Rico

By: Empowered by Light

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico and the surrounding region, the media reported that 90 percent of people on the island were still without power and over half...

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October 26, 2017 Wildlife
Insect populations are declining, dramatically. (Photo: Mona Eendra / Unsplash)

Where Are the Bugs?

By: W. Douglas Smith

In the 1960s, entomologists began to suspect that a decline in some insect species might indicate a trend.  At the time there were no longterm studies to establish if that...

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October 24, 2017 Environment
A protestor holds a sign at the Clean Energy March in Philadelphia on July 24, 2016. (Photo: Mark Dixon / Flickr)

Jury Nullification -- If Not Now, When?

By: Peter Banner

Jury nullification is a concept where …members of a trial jury can vote a defendant not guilty if they do not support a government's law, do not believe it is constitutional...

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October 24, 2017 Environment

Extinction Before Our Eyes

By: Tom Kimmerer

We rarely see plants or animals become extinct before our eyes. Extinction is often something far away and abstract - it happened long ago or far away. Yet right now...

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October 11, 2017 Environment
Deforestation to make way for palm plantations in the Leuser ecosystem. (Photo: Nanang Sujana / Rainforest Action Network)

RAN Investigation Exposes Illegal Palm-Oil Production

By: Rainforest Action Network

The Leuser Ecosystem is made up of some of the most important forests still standing today. Literally the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, tigers, rhinos, sun bears and...

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October 6, 2017 Environment

The Solution's in the Soil: Food for Thought

By: Julia Jaye Posin

My first job, ten years old, 6:00 am, meticulously weaving row by row, the satisfying snap and crack sounds rolling one after another, as I loosen the roots from the...

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