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    Biodiversity and Consumerism

    Panelists talked about biodiversity, rainforests, islands, and climate change. Topics included reducing islands' dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting tropical rainforests to…

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    Renewable Energy and Climate Change

    Lester Brown and Mike Phillips talked about renewable energy and climate change. Lester Brown spoke about a worldwide shift to solar and wind power, and Mike Phillips talked about…

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    Endangered Species Act

    Myron Ebell and Bill Snape talked about the Endangered Species Act. The Obama administration announced that it has settled with environmental groups on a decades long backlog of…

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    Panel on Climate Change

    Authors discussed their books about global climate change. After their presentations, one of which included slides, the panelists responded to questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on Kingdom Under Glass

    Jay Kirk recounts the life of taxidermist and conservationist Carl Akeley (1864-1926). At the end of the 19th century there was growing concern among many in the scientific community about…

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    Forbidden Creatures

    Peter Laufer looks at the network of hunters, traders, and customers who constitute the nefarious business of international animal smuggling. He spoke at Village Books in Bellingham,…

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    After Words with Jane Goodall

    Jane Goodall talked about her book Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink (Grand Central Publishing; September 2, 2009). In the book, she…

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    Book Discussion on On Thin Ice

    Richard Ellis talked about his book On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear (Knopf; November 17, 2009). He argues in the book that the extinction of the polar bear does not have…

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    Book Discussion on Hope for Animals and Their World

    Jane Goodall talked about her book Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink (Grand Central Publishing; September 2, 2009). Ms. Goodall…

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    Book Discussion on Operation Bite Back

    Dean Kuipers talked about his book Operation Bite Back: Rod Coronado’s War to Save American Wilderness (Bloomsbury USA; June 23, 2009). Mr. Kuipers provides a look inside the…

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    Book Discussion on The Dangerous World of Butterflies

    Peter Laufer talked about his book The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists (The Lyons Press; May 5, 2009). He talked…

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    Q&A with Douglas Brinkley, Part 2

    Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about his forthcoming book, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (Harper; July 28, 2009). The book tells the story of…

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    Q&A with Douglas Brinkley, Part 1

    Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about his forthcoming book, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America (Harper; July 28, 2009). The book tells the story of…

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    Book Discussion on American Buffalo

    Steven Rinella talked about his book American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon (Spiegel and Grau; December 2, 2008). In his book Steven Rinella narrates his story of hunting and eating a…

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    Book Discussion on Mustang

    Deanne Stillman talked about her book Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West (Mariner Books; June 1, 2009). The event at the Autry National Center of the American West…

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    Book Discussion on Animal Investigators

    Laurel Neme talked about her book Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species (Scribner; April 7, 2009). In her…

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    Department of the Interior 160th Anniversary

    President Obama visited the Department of the Interior on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the creation of the department in 1849. At the event, President Obama spoke about the…

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    Threats to Marine Ecosystems and Global Fisheries

    Marine scientists and a deep sea photographer described the cumulative and unintended consequences of human activity on marine life. In their illustrated presentations they focused on…

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    Endangered Polar Bear Status

    Susan Casey-Lefkowitz talked about the Interior Department’s decision to five polar bears a listing of “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, the current plight of…

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    Endangered Polar Bear Status

    Lyle Laverty talked about the Interior Department’s decision to five polar bears a listing of “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act, the current plight of polar…

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