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Earth Journal

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. 

100 years later, have we learned from the passenger pigeon's extinction?

It has been reported that hunters near Petoskey, Michigan, killed 50,000 birds a day for nearly five months at a single nesting site.