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Earth Journal by Ron Meador aims to clarify environmental issues in the news, lend proportion and perspective to competing claims, and engage MinnPost readers in exploring subjects that lie beyond the headlines — with a special emphasis on solutions to environmental challenges. 

Africa's lions are in steep decline

Africa's lions are in steep decline, and the problem is bigger than poaching

Across 60-some territories scattered around southern and eastern Africa, the IUCN reports a projected current lion population of fewer than 20,000.