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Connecticut Woodlands Fall 2012
Father of the Everglades - Coe_sitting_Everglades_HMSF

How did Ernest F. Coe evolve from a New Haven landscaper who cultivated exotic plants for Connecticut’s front yards into the man who fought to preserve South Florida?

On December 6, 1947, President Harry S. Truman stood on a palm-decorated podium in the Everglades, the huge marsh that makes up southern Florida. There, he dedicated Everglades National Park. The government would protect part of the land of subtropical orchids, poisonous trees, alligators, crocodiles, mosquitoes, anhingas and other bright-colored birds, and more, from ravenous plant...

Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media, August 9, 2012
A 2012 Lookback at Climate Writings from the 1940s and 1950s - scaled.Carson_PopularSciences_spread

From the perspective of the second decade of this 21st century, the climate literature of the pre- and post-World War II periods provide valuable historical insights: Not the least of which is that climate by then was already finding its way into popular literature.

The “next generation” on whose shoulders the weight of a warming climate will fall might be forgiven, given their documented drift away from traditional news outlets, for thinking climate change/global warming is the new kid on the science journalist’s radar screen.

It’s just not so.

Appalachia journal, Summer/Fall 2012
Who Led the First Ascent of Denali? - scaled.WOODSIDE_Stuck_portrait_10000Milesbook

Hudson Stuck, Archdeacon of the Yukon

For many years, no one knew who he was because of the controversies surrounding the ascent of the highest peak in North America. The missionary who organized and led the first successful climb of Mount McKinley, in June 1913, stands against typical climbing literature that bursts with bold narratives of danger. Pushing against bitter conditions toward the goal of reaching the summit, all climbers risk illness and death. If they triumph by climbing the mountain, they later retell these horrible quests to admiring audiences...

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