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Touched by an Elephant, Part 2
Touched by an Elephant, Part 2

by Jonathan Whittle-Utter

The sanctuary rests in an open jungle valley in the remote Mondulkiri province of Northeast Cambodia. Like the rest of the country, Mondulkiri is undergoing rampant deforestation, a tremendous threat to…

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- Sep 12, 2015
Touched by an Elephant, Part 1
Touched by an Elephant, Part 1

by Jonathan Whittle-Utter

About three years ago I decided pursue a PhD in somatic psychology. I'd spent the last few years establishing a healthy massage therapy practice in Los Angeles, and although the bodywork was rewarding…

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- Aug 19, 2015
For the Wolves, For the Land
For the Wolves, For the Land

by Zoe Krasney

Eco-reporter Zoe Krasney recently interviewed filmmaker and photographer Elke Duerr after she founded the Web of Life Foundation (WOLF), which is devoted to education and outreach to communities in close…

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- Aug 08, 2015
Clean Stoves and Healthy Forests
Clean Stoves and Healthy Forests

by Georgia Woodroffe

Household Air Pollution (HAP) affects more than three billion people — almost half of the world’s population. The U.S.-based non-profit The Himalayan Stove Project, founded by George Basch, provides free,…

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- Jun 30, 2015
Illegal Trade Reveals Unknown Orchids
Illegal Trade Reveals Unknown Orchids

by Hannah Watson

Commercial trade of wild-collected plants is restricted in most countries. Orchids, in particular, are often subject to intensive harvesting as medicinal and ornamental plants, even though the international…

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- Jun 22, 2015
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

by Kevin McCarthy

Environmentalists are often motivated by the visceral – the prospect of a loved one being deprived of some glorious natural phenomenon, for example, or a haunting photograph that conveys the scale of destruction…

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- Jun 08, 2015
A Maasai Perspective: Salaton Ole Ntutu
A Maasai Perspective: Salaton Ole Ntutu

by Sarah Abdelrahim

Chief Salaton Ole Ntutu lives in Kenya, where he runs a tourist camp and cultural center. Last year, Salaton visited the United States for a month to fundraise and raise awareness about his camp. During…

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- May 28, 2015
Forecasting a Future for Cheetahs
Forecasting a Future for Cheetahs

by Sarah Abdelrahim

Ecoreporter Sarah Abdelrahim interviews Dr. Laurie Marker of the nonprofit, A Future for Cheetahs, to gain insight on the global cheetah population, the key drivers in their decline, and recent successes…

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- May 11, 2015
One More Generation
One More Generation

by Emily Baumbach

Carter, age 14 and Olivia, age 12, became interested in environmental conservation when their aunt expressed her concern about declining cheetah populations. As a result, Carter and Olivia decided to begin…

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- Mar 23, 2015
It's Not Easy Being Clean
It's Not Easy Being Clean

by Terence Hyland

Renewable energy provides an abundance of benefits: few carbon dioxide emissions, improved air quality, and the economic promise of new jobs. But even the most well-intentioned technologies can have unintended…

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- Mar 22, 2015
The Crow that Knows Us
The Crow that Knows Us

by Jennifer Calkins

The American crows in my Seattle neighborhood recognize me. I know this because they follow me, call when they see me, and peer at me through my window. They know me, because I have fed them before. They…

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- Mar 07, 2015
The Economic Value of Nature
The Economic Value of Nature

by Massimiliano Morelli

In recent years there has been an effort to determine the economic value of nature by national governments and international committees. Although this utilitarian view applied to the complexity of nature…

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- Feb 01, 2015