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Todd Wilkinson
Todd Wilkinson has been an environmental journalist for 25 years. Contributor to many national magazines and newspapers, he is author of the critically-acclaimed book, Science Under Siege: The Politicians' War On Nature and Truth. He presently is writing a biography about media mogul turned bison rancher and environmental humanitarian Ted Turner.

Entries by Todd Wilkinson

Is Grand Teton Hunt Right in 21st Century?

(32) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 2:32 PM

Tom Mangelsen savors the quiet fall. The renowned Jackson Hole wildlife photographer, who has traveled to every continent in search of remarkable animal imagery, considers the autumn mating ritual of North American elk to be among the greatest spectacles of nature.

Nowhere else is the scene more dramatic, Mangelsen says,...

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For Summer Read, Meet Ted Turner, the Pathfinding 'Eco-Capitalist-Humanitarian'

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 3:09 PM

How much do you honestly know about Ted Turner beyond the common media stereotype? Chances are that you either like the man or loathe him; that you agree with the sense of urgency he possesses about environmental and humanitarian problems, or you dismiss him as a blowhard and crackpot. It's...

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To Fox: Custer Did Himself In At Battle Of Little Bighorn

(16) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 8:15 PM

In Montana, we take our history seriously and when others try to spout off in recounting it, all we ask is that they be accurate. A big part of our recent past was shaped by the outcome of armed conflict between our ancestors largely of European lineage and Native Americans.

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Idaho Pastor Calls For 'Open Season' on Yellowstone Grizzlies

(17) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 1:16 PM

"God makes it clear in Scripture that deaths of people and livestock at the hands of savage beasts is a sign that the land is under a curse. The tragic thing here is that we are bringing this curse upon ourselves."

Who wrote this assessment and what is he referencing?

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U.S. Won't Be Saved By Shutting It Down, Tearing It Apart

(2) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 11:20 AM

On the ninth anniversary of 9/11, I received an email. It came from an uncle of a young man I've mentioned a few times in writing over the years.

Clinton Caulder wrote to say that he's been reflecting on the great things about America -- those lost in the current...

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Whoever Jesus Was, He Wasn't A Petty Partisan

(67) Comments | Posted December 23, 2009 | 3:39 PM

"Christianity isn't moving people's lives today. What's moving people's lives is the stock market and the baseball scores. What are people excited about? It's a totally materialistic level that has taken over the world. There isn't even an ideal that anybody's fighting for." --the late Joseph Campbell

It's a strange...

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Will Climate Talks Give Trees the Brush Off?

(9) Comments | Posted November 13, 2009 | 1:52 PM

As the Great White North, at its highest latitudes, continues to thaw over time, scientists are hoping that world leaders meeting next month in Copenhagen will look upon the same region with a different shade of color in mind.

Calling it the planet's "Great Green Carbon Sink," they believe the...

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Time Will Only Prove Folly Of New Gun Law For U.S. National Parks

(15) Comments | Posted November 5, 2009 | 5:08 PM

Always, the first question responsible legislators should ask when writing a law is this: What significant problem is being solved by putting another code on the books?

This is the nut of a conundrum now before the U.S. National Park Service as it prepares to deal with a new gun...

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Does Sen. Barrasso of Wyoming Really Want Science to Guide Him?

(25) Comments | Posted May 28, 2009 | 8:17 PM

As any principled public servant should, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso was right to intensely grill President Barack Obama's cabinet minister Lisa Jackson about the consequences of regulating carbon dioxide emissions on the American economy.

Not long ago, the Republican lawmaker from Wyoming who sits on the Senate...

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The Return of Citizen King

(15) Comments | Posted April 23, 2009 | 4:27 PM

After years of pushing Congress to protect a vast swath of her adopted Northern Rockies, Carole King may finally have a more receptive audience

"Hi," she said, extending her hand, almost shyly, "my name is Carole."

Sixteen springs ago, I went to Washington D.C. on a writing assignment...

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