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Local Nature: Our Missing Mussels

One of our region’s most challenging environmental struggles has been cleaning up the Potomac River. Of course, the river’s pollution has been with us for many decades, but it wasn’t always so. Back in the days when George Washington would leave the civilization of what is now Georgetown to survey the hinterlands (perhaps Cabin John), […]

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Local Nature: Of God and Beetles

One of the most famous conversations about nature and evolution is a reported exchange between the Archbishop of Canterbury and the great evolutionary geneticist J.B.S. Haldane. The Archbishop asked, “What could one conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation?” Haldane is said to have answered, “an inordinate fondness for

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