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Roo Rat Society

Harry Kelso

February 15, 2018

For nearly half a century, a peculiar organization garnered 330 members, including three Whitman presidents, and landed itself as news on doorsteps from Ohio to Mexico City, as well as in the heart of a little girl in Florida. Building off popularity, it wound up in the Encyclopedia of Associations and on the d...

Hydro power highlights green quandary

Sam Chapman

October 11, 2012

When you're as fanatical a populist rabble-rouser as I pretend to be, it's easy to see everything in terms of good and evil. It is true that some aspects of the fight to preserve the planet have fewer shades of gray than others: The only good coal is coal we leave in the ground. But there are conservation...

Opposition to bison relocation raises questions of wildness

September 13, 2012

This column was contributed by Don Snow, senior lecturer of environmental humanities/general studies. March 19, 2012, around 8:00 p.m. on a cold, blustery night, a string of livestock trailers opened their doors to disgorge 63 American bison onto the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeast Montana....

Dealing in Absolutes: Lessons Learned with Anti-Ranching Activists

Alex Brott

August 23, 2012

I am a creature of compromise. It started as soon as I could understand my parents' dinner-table conversations. Both of them work in human resources, making them among the most politically correct human beings on the planet. In their line of work mediation, collaboration and compromise are the Holy ...

‘The Grey’ sacrifices wolves on altar of blockbuster profits

caitlinhardee

February 23, 2012

It's a scenario right out of one of the worst nightmares of humanity. Recent blockbuster "The Grey" depicts an oil drilling team and a depressive wolf hunter (Liam Neeson), stranded in Alaska after a plane crash, who are stalked by a malicious pack of wolves. The pack intends to kill and eat every last...

Environmentalism in Bolivia close to home

Libby Arnosti

September 8, 2011

The first time I tried to explain what I study to a new friend in Bolivia, he laughed in my face. "An environmental studies major would die of hunger here," he snorted. It's true; the field of study that is becoming one of the most popular in the United States is virtually nonexistent in Bolivia....

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