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National Park Service employees muzzled on budget shortfalls and other problems

Bush addresses NPS employees in Sequoia National Park. Photo: NPS. It’s the reverse of the Midas touch — instead of turning to gold, everything they …

A Rush and a Swoosh and the Land Is Ours

Nike and Other Outdoor Gear Makers Lobby for Roadless Rule A coalition of large manufacturers of outdoor gear is lobbying in support of the so-called …

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

Monsanto Abandons Plans for GM Wheat With little fanfare, biotech-food giant Monsanto announced yesterday that it would abandon plans to introduce genetically modified wheat to …

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 …