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Adriana Hoffmann, Botanist and Environmentalist, Dies at Age 82
Hoffmann traveled through Chile cataloging its rare flora. Later, she fought to defend the country’s forests from commercial deforestation.
ABOVE: Courtesy of Leonora Calderón Hoffmann
Adriana Hoffmann, Botanist and Environmentalist, Dies at Age 82
Adriana Hoffmann, Botanist and Environmentalist, Dies at Age 82

Hoffmann traveled through Chile cataloging its rare flora. Later, she fought to defend the country’s forests from commercial deforestation.

Hoffmann traveled through Chile cataloging its rare flora. Later, she fought to defend the country’s forests from commercial deforestation.

ABOVE: Courtesy of Leonora Calderón Hoffmann

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Bill to Greatly Expand Wolf Hunting in Idaho Heads to Governor
Amanda Heidt | Apr 28, 2021
If signed, the law would boost funding for independent contractors to kill wolves and would allow for more than 90 percent of the population in the state to be taken by hunters.
2019 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 23, 2019
Scientists speak up about landmark drug approvals, political and environmental activism, and the redefinition of death.
Image of the Day: Climate Strike
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Environmental activists of all ages took to the streets in cities across the globe.
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Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler for EPA Head
Shawna Williams | Nov 16, 2018
If confirmed, the acting administrator and former coal lobbyist will permanently replace former boss Scott Pruitt.
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Interior Department Proposes Major Changes to Wildlife Protections
Shawna Williams | Jul 20, 2018
Reshaping how the Endangered Species Act is implemented is seen as a way to streamline bureaucracy, but critics of the plan say it will leave species at greater risk of extinction.
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Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Shawna Williams | Jul 18, 2018
Opponents of the guidelines, which would bar results of many public health studies from use in policy making, include scientific and healthcare organizations.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2013
February 2013's selection of notable quotes
A Call to Ban Synthetic Biology
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 15, 2012
More than 100 environmental policy organizations call for greater oversight and regulation of synthetic biology.