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An excerpt from the cli-fi novel Weather Menders
An excerpt from the cli-fi novel Weather Menders

by Debra Denker

I conceived Weather Menders during a very hot summer visit to the UK in 2013. I had been looking forward to escaping the heat that in recent years has become characteristic of Santa Fe summers by going…

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- Jun 20, 2021
Isolation Is Slow Torture:  A Macaw Conservationist in Costa Rica
Isolation Is Slow Torture: A Macaw Conservationist in Costa Rica

by Merlin Pratsch

“In the minutes before sunrise on the edge of the Corcovado, a troop of howler monkeys announces the twilight transition from night to day, reminding us that communication is the key to successful communities…

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- May 21, 2021
Environmental Leadership: A Conversation with Paul Relis
Environmental Leadership: A Conversation with Paul Relis

by Phillip Gibbs

There are many books about environmental issues and the environmental movement, but what really sets Out of the Wasteland: Stories from the Environmental Frontier apart is that it both parallels the development…

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- Feb 27, 2021
Seeking Solace on Horseback: Riding Keeps Me Sane During Pandemic
Seeking Solace on Horseback: Riding Keeps Me Sane During Pandemic

by Debra Denker

On the first day of autumn, I’m riding through a changing forest — tall, deep green ponderosas interspersed with the butter-gold of aspens, and shrubs ranging from pale crimson to deep russet to coral…

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- Dec 23, 2020
Nurtured by Nature in a Pandemic
Nurtured by Nature in a Pandemic

by Barri W. Sanders

As of July 2020, eight out of ten COVID-19 deaths in the US were people 65 or older. I’m 81 years old.

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- Oct 31, 2020
The Durrell Effect: How Animals Define Humanity
The Durrell Effect: How Animals Define Humanity

by Elliot Connor

Jane Goodall speaks of her dog Rusty as her greatest teacher; Gerald Durrell wrote of his dog Roger as his constant companion. Although I don’t have a dog, I do have a menagerie of other animals that inspire…

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- Jun 17, 2020
Red Wolves: Hanging in the Balance
Red Wolves: Hanging in the Balance

by Malee Baker Oot

Gravel crackles under my tires and horseflies ping off the windows as I slow to a stop beside a mound of black bear scat, near the northeastern edge of North Carolina’s 152,000-acre Alligator River National…

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- Apr 19, 2020
“May I Ask What You Are Doing?”
“May I Ask What You Are Doing?”

by Joe Gray

Be you a beetle enthusiast who’s inseparable from your sweeping net, a petal-counting wildflower aficionado, or a lichen lover prone to presenting (with nose to the ground) their posterior anteriorly,…

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- Feb 27, 2020
Searching Forgotten Wetlands for the Mountain Chorus Frog
Searching Forgotten Wetlands for the Mountain Chorus Frog

by Wally Smith

Those three words are on my mind as I slosh around in a wetland behind the lodge at Virginia's Breaks Interstate Park. The pool isn't much, taking up no more than thirty square feet and its water only…

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- Nov 20, 2019
Livable Shorelines
Livable Shorelines

by Erika Zambello

Choctawhatchee Bay encompasses a large estuary along the Florida Panhandle, a watershed that stretches across Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes Counties before extending into Alabama.

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- Oct 23, 2019
Bees, Balm and Biodiversity
Bees, Balm and Biodiversity

by Kira Johnson

Three years ago, beekeeper Moira O’Hanlon was taking care of her mom, who had advanced dementia. Her mother’s skin was in really bad shape but her doctors kept prescribing chemical-laden lotions that didn’t…

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- Oct 01, 2019
Saving Endangered Species: Behind the Scenes at CITES CoP18
Saving Endangered Species: Behind the Scenes at CITES CoP18

by Fred Bercovitch

Every three years, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Conference of the Parties (CITES CoP) meets to deliberate the best tactics to adopt for saving species…

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- Sep 18, 2019