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How being a football fan helped me understand climate change deniers

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Quitting a bad habit

Quitting a bad habit: Revelations from Obama’s tar sands decision If you smoke cigarettes, you may have reached a desperate point where you’ve picked up a half-smoked butt from an ashtray and lit up.  Sure, it’s dirty, takes a lot … Continue reading

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RIP Javan Rhino (3 million B.C. – 2011)

RIP:  Javan rhino (30 million B.C. – 2011) I sent the sad link to my kids:  “The last Javan rhino in Vietnam has gone.”  This stark quote came from the World Wildlife Fund Vietnam country director, Tran Thi Minh Hien, … Continue reading

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When is a national park not a national park?

Thirteen new national parks – and no way to see them? In 2002, the west African country of Gabon made international headlines with one of the boldest moves in conservation history:  then-President Omar Bongo Ondimba announced the creation of 13 … Continue reading

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