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Solstice

“May the Great Sun dazzle your eyes by day and the Great Bear watch over you by night.” Edward Abbey On a recent ski out back, I crossed paths with a bear, at least his tracks. Steady, unswerving, the bear … Continue reading

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Wildlife populations reduced by 58%

The news this week: the Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London reports that “global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970.” Worse, if current trends continue, by 2020, vertebrate species may decline by two-thirds. The report … Continue reading

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