In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant
Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~9 min
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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
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The Trump administration is opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing – a step that's as much about politics as it is about energy.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
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