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"Without wilderness, we’ll find ourselves homeless, like too many species before us. It’s a discouraging prospect – and a reminder that home will always be a place worth defending. " Journal Editor Jason Mark

Autumn 2014
Call of the Wild – The Wilderness Act Turns 50
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/issues/current/

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For many Kaua‘i residents and community activists, the federal ruling, though disappointing, only means that the battle is far from over. 

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Concerns about public health are motivating Chinese officials to crackdown on air pollution.

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Companies responsible for more than half of global palm oil trading have now made public commitments to address the rampant environmental and human rights abuses associated with palm oil production.

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 As the planet warms the need for wilderness designation is more important than ever, especially as ecosystems confront unprecedented threats.

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Global warming denial remains a tenable position for politicians in English-speaking countries because voters in those regions don’t yet view the issue as urgent or a high priority.

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What we need most is interdisciplinary cooperation and coordinated policy on wildlife management and fair labor practices

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Though there has been a recent increase in protected areas in Chile, this does not ensure that there are any active conservation efforts to sustain them.
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