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This Bitter Earth

The most turgid of radicals have ripped liberals for aestheticizing injustice at the expense of struggling against it. The dig — beating the Adornian plowshare into a fundamentalist sword not out of place in… 250 more words

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Making what is important measurable …

I heard an interesting discussion on Radio 4 a couple of weeks ago that set me thinking about the theoretical basis of ecological assessment. The discussion, paradoxically, was about education rather than ecology, but I have mentioned in the past that there is common ground between these two disciplines (See “ 841 more words

Poultry of Minerva

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Peter Shea, the Bill Moyers of the Twin Cities, for The Bat of Minerva show. 100 more words

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Los Lechugueros

People have been too kind. Online responses and an audience in Minneapolis have met my H5N2 commentary with the kind of reaction that marks as much a change in the cultural weather as anything in my presentation. 350 more words

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Bidding Up Bird Flu

Twenty-one thousand turkeys in Otter Tail County. Forty-five thousand in Meeker County. Fifty-thousand in Kandiyohi. Fifty-six thousand in Redwood. Sixty-seven thousand in Stearns. Do I hear 76,000 in Stearns? 103 more words

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Why Does Plant Diversity Matter? Help Us Figure It Out!

How important is plant diversity in restored prairies?

Are diverse prairies more resistant to drought and invasive species than less diverse prairies?

How does plant diversity influence invertebrate communities and their ecological functions? 613 more words

Prairie Natural History

Pigskins for the Ancestors

Bolivian medical anthropologist Isadore Nabi recently visited Minnesota. With his permission we reproduce an excerpt of a draft report he is preparing.

Despite constructing sprawling… 208 more words

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