California's Collusion with a Texas Timber Company Let Ancient Redwoods be Clearcut
by Greg King
It wasn't shocking that a Houston-based energy company would seek to liquidate newly acquired holdings of ancient redwood trees and defy California law to do it. It was shocking that state agencies seemed determined to help them do it.
Bipartisanship Once Took Flight—To Protect Birds
by Will McLean Greeley
Senator George McLean's successful effort to pass the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, one of the most important conservation laws in American history, reflected two virtues in short supply in Washington today: bipartisan cooperation and humility.
What's in the Infrastructure Plan for Animals?
Collisions between wildlife and vehicles are bad for animals and dangerous and costly to people and governments, too. The United States may take steps to catch up with technology to mitigate them.
Dorceta Taylor on the History of Racism in the Environmental Movement
The historian of environmental movements discusses how those movements have evolved and been pushed toward examining racist legacies.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Don’t Cancel John Muir (But Don't Excuse Him Either)
Reckoning with John Muir's legacy of racial prejudice isn't just about imposing moral purity, it's about rethinking the conservation movement to include the broad coalition of humanity needed to protect natural resources.
How Hudson Stuck's Ascent of Denali Boosted Recognition of Indigenous Alaskans
by Patrick Dean
Hudson Stuck came to America from England in 1885 and lived a life that echoed the era's adventure books, with one important twist. He leveraged his fame from summitting North America's highest peak to advocate for the rights of native Alaskans, beginning with insisting that the mountain he climbed be known by its indigenous name, Denali.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Liberal, Progressive — And Racist? The Sierra Club Faces Its White-Supremacist History
The Sierra Club isn’t the only organization that is shaking its foundations. Leaders of predominantly white, liberal and progressive groups throughout the field of conservation say they are taking a hard look within their organizations and don’t like what they see.
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