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John Platt
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Lives in Portland, Oregon
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My articles from last week:
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It’s not just about the collection. It’s about what you do with it
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My latest for TakePart.
NASA is funding projects with the potential to slash airplane greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent.
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My articles from last week.
Well now, the past few weeks have been busy in the extreme. I have a ton of new work in the queue, and last week saw the publication of six new articles. Credit: Alan Liefting Let's start this link list with two next "Extinct...
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The saltmarsh sparrow is in trouble. This tiny coastal bird, which weighs less than an ounce, is rapidly disappearing from the eastern United States. Fifteen years ago their population was estimated at more than 250,000. Today it is less than one-fifth that number and continues to drop at an estimated 9 percent a year. “It …
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They may not be the most charismatic group of species, but we can learn a lot from the lowly snail
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NOAA has rolled out a new computer system that can make hourly forecasts of flood risks for 2.7 million locations.
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The new species lives in a cloud forest that was once part of the Aztec Empire
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If you’re looking for a challenging career where you can make a difference, then this rapidly growing area of health care technology might be for you.
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A new way of calculating bat extinction risk reveals previously hidden conservation priorities
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Good news in the renewable energy world.
Replacing coal-fired electricity with ever-cheaper wind and solar power will raise utility rates just 0.1 percent by 2030.
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A first-of-its kind study tracks the migration of the rare Caspian seal to show how pollution, and overfishing are taking a toll on the marine mammal
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John R. Platt is a journalist focusing on environmental issues, cutting-edge technology, entrepreneurship and creativity.
         

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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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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.
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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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year 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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