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  • What’s Happened to All the Striped Bass?

    For me, it’s chasing striped bass—big, powerful, and beautiful. I always feel a rush of excitement as my fishing line goes screaming off the reel once a large bass takes my lure, knowing that while adult bass in the ocean typically weigh from 15 to 30 pounds, they can grow up to 6 feet and 125 pounds. They hit the lure with quick force, fight hard, and can, despite an angler’s best efforts,... Read More

  • Populate or Perish

    Conservationists often reasonably assume that as the world’s human population continues to grow, the spaces for nature are shrinking. But in outback Australia, a key challenge for the survival of our native wildlife is the opposite: there are not enough people. Read More

  • States, Localities Key to Immigration Policy

    Immigration is again front and center in the domestic political debate. Congress may or may not pass legislation to reform the nation’s immigration system, but in the meantime President Barack Obama has taken executive action to make as many as 5 million unauthorized immigrants eligible to avoid deportation. Read More

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