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One Loggerhead Turtle’s 30-Year Journey
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by Devin Reese

I got my feet wet in fieldwork as an intern for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in the 1980s. Literally. My feet got wet when my supervisor, biologist Dave Addison, unflappably led me through the…

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- Nov 07, 2021
Elephant Depression
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by Tara Waters Lumpkin

"Depression is biological," The experts say. "Feel good! Take Prozac,

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- Oct 03, 2021
Fieldwork in Namibia
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by Tara Waters Lumpkin

In old Africa: Dust stirred by bare feet and lions’ paws . . . Gone now.

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- Sep 20, 2021
An excerpt from the cli-fi novel Weather Menders
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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
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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 20, 2021
Environmental Leadership: A Conversation with Paul Relis
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 18, 2020
“May I Ask What You Are Doing?”
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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
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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

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