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John Platt
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Attended American University
Lives in Portland, Oregon
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Last week brought just three new articles, because the year is still creaking to a slow start. But these are three good, important articles, all for Scientific American: Polar Bear Conservation Plan Calls Climate Change "the ...
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The entire Hendrix’s liveforever species could be wiped out by a single tractor
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Apes, deforestation, and endangered plants are among the stories that didn’t get enough attention this past year, experts say.
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I read 132 books in 2016 (mostly short ones -- so don't be too amazed by that number). Here are a few of my favorites.
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My articles from last week:
Hey folks, happy Monday after Christmas. I'm probably heads-down already today (and the rest of this week) working on a top-secret project for early 2017, but meanwhile, the last of my articles for 2016 continue to eke their ...
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As few as 2,000 of these beloved primates remain in the forests of Madagascar, according to new research
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No surprise, of course, but a government acknowledgement and plan to address the threat stands out as an impressive step.
The new plan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also addresses human-bear conflict, subsistence hunting and oil spills
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Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
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I wrote 236 articles in 2016. Here are links to 20 of my favorites.
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Dying rhinos, the extinction of the Rabbs’ tree frog, and threatened snails grabbed readers’ interests this year
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Generally speaking, it was an awful year for wildlife—but there were more successes than you might think
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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
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Portland, Oregon
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Freehold, NJ - Wiscasset, Maine
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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