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If you’re driving through the rocky ridges of southeastern New Hampshire and see a sign for “America’s Stonehenge,” don’t expect a peek into North America’s hitherto-unknown megalithic past.
America’s Stonehenge is more a modern nickname for an intriguing New England sightseeing attraction than the doppelgänger of England’s iconic and prehistoric Stonehenge monuments. No one visiting either historical site will confuse it for the other.
It sounds like hyperbole. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since a lot of conversations about loss in the conservation sphere sound hyperbolic these days. Loss of access, population, participation, and time all tend to get measured in vague, scary figures. But the claims the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) makes in their recent report on habitat loss sound too dire to be true:
“Game species lost, on average, 6.5 million acres of vital...
“I didn’t know littering was illegal!” It’s a claim no conservation warden expects to hear after citing someone for dumping garbage on public lands or sinking their empties beneath their boat.
Littering is perhaps the United States’ most universally scorned dick move, and yet we seldom need to look far for examples. The most recent study by Keep America Beautiful reported nearly 50 billion pieces of litter along U.S. roads and waterways in 202...