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A family-planning advocate and U.N. supporter answers questions

What work do you do? I’m a 62-year-old retired French teacher and tennis coach who has been spending six to eight hours a day for …

Buoys in the Hood

Hood Canal One of Growing Number of Dead Zones Hood Canal is dying in slow motion, victim of a growing oxygen-deprived “dead zone,” and there …

A long-time conservationist and budding politician answers questions

What work do you do? As the executive director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund, I work to ensure the persistence of imperiled species and …

Readers sound off on manipulated science, Sierra Club electioneering, and more

  Back to School, Craig Re: Craig’s List Dear Editor: Assistant Interior Secretary Craig Manson claims that abuse of science is one of the most …

A freshwater expert and author answers questions

What work do you do? I work through a creation of mine called the Global Water Policy Project to promote the protection of rivers and …

The Fore Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Golf Courses Aren’t So Green Though the golf industry says it’s been striving to lighten its ecological impact, golf courses are increasingly flashpoints of environmental …

The Sound of Science

“Sound Science” Movement Threatens Endangered Species Act Long-time opponents of the Endangered Species Act — perhaps the most efficacious, far-reaching environmental legislation in U.S. history …

New “quiet” snowmobiles in Yellowstone are anything but

A vroom with a view. Photo: Greater Yellowstone Coalition. You might think a winter job in the snowy recesses of Yellowstone National Park would guarantee …

A clean-energy advocate and former V.P. candidate answers questions

What environmental organizations are you affiliated with? Honor the Earth and White Earth Land Recovery Project. What do your organizations do? Honor the Earth’s mission …

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