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John Platt
Works at Platt Editorial
Attended American University
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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New research shows this invasive crustacean isn’t quite as deadly as its name suggests—but it’s still causing localized extinctions
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Hundreds of extinctions have been caused by just 30 invasive predator species
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Climate scientist Michael E. Mann has teamed up with cartoonist Tom Toles on a book that takes a satirical look at the merchants of doubt.
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Whenever I see somebody make the claim that humans cannot affect the climate I remind them about the ozone hole. If it wasn't for the ozone layer, we wouldn't have a climate. And we poked a big ass hole in it.
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A federal program is bringing solar energy and other green technology to farms and small communities.
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If you look back at the news, you realize that the year of the American Bicentennial was a jam-packed 12 months. The actual July 4th celebration was no different, something cartoonist Jim Berry "celebrated" in his daily panel...
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Coastal sand is disappearing as a growing construction industry sucks up a valuable resource.
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Koalas just can’t catch a break. Throughout their native territories in eastern Australia, the famously tree-loving marsupials face ever-shrinking habitats. Human development has carved up their eucalyptus forest homes and as trees disappear, koalas have found themselves with dwindling food supplies, no protection from predators such as household dogs, and rising levels of diseases such …
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The move comes just weeks after a new government study found that the cold-adapted rodents have disappeared from much of their range
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This is why I was interviewing a bunch of Batman artists and writers at Rose City Comic Con​ this past weekend:
The Dark Knight and the Father of Relativity were both superheroes in their own right.
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The illegal pet trade threatens these beloved birds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other countries
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My articles from last week:
Muareen Didde. Creative Commons. It's Monday again, which means it's time for my weekly link list. Last week was a short week (following Labor Day), so that means we have a short list for you this time around. It includes two...
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Writer of many things.
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John R. Platt is a journalist focusing on environmental issues, cutting-edge technology, entrepreneurship and creativity.
         

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  • American University
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Journalist, humorist & cartoonist
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  • Platt Editorial
    Journalist, publicist, humorist & cartoonist, present
  • IEEE
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Portland, Oregon
Previously
Freehold, NJ - Wiscasset, Maine
What a great team. We're so happy to have found them.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Staying in a casino wasn't our first intention, but we loved the night we spent here. The room was clean, large and comfortable. Guests get a few free bucks to play the slots, so that was fun, too. The dinner downstairs was delicious. There was no breakfast, or anything really in walking distance, but we found coffee in a nearby gas station. The one downside was their pet area -- just a gravel-filled alley behind the hotel. Deadwood itself is gorgeous and we look forward to returning.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
If you're looking for a hotel in the middle of nowhere with cramped, poorly designed rooms, you've come to the right place.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
What a disappointment. AAA gives this hotel three diamonds; we thought it barely deserved two. The tree-lined mountain setting can't be beat, but the hotel itself is run-down and our room stank. On the plus side, the attached diner provided a great, affordable meal of comfort food.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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This hotel sits by itself, practically in the middle of nowhere, but it's on nicely maintained grounds and the rooms are clean and well-designed. The attached pub has a limited menu, but what we tried sure tasted good after a long day on the road. It's a busy hotel with lots of noise, but we slept well and enjoyed our stay.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
What a pleasant surprise. AAA only ranked this a two-diamond hotel, but we really enjoyed our stay here. It's a bit older (and doesn't look like much from the outside), but the interior is well-maintained and sparklingly clean. The staff (I'm pretty sure it was the owner behind the desk) was friendly and extremely helpful. The one downside was that the pet area wasn't as well-maintained. A great stay at a budget price.
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reviewed 2 years ago
What a delightful hotel. It may seem like it's off the beaten path, but this is worth seeking out if you're in the area. The interior is beautiful, the rooms are nice, and the staff are as friendly as can be. The restaurant is quite expensive, but there are numerous other options within walking distance. We enjoyed our stay here.
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