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Sunny Day Flooding

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Flooding and storm surges are dangerous threats that became all too real for the entire state of Florida when Hurricane Irma struck on September 10, 2017. Living on the west coast of Florida, I was frantically…

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- Jun 20, 2018
Fighting for Survival: Lifting Up Indigenous Voices

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Indigenous peoples play a crucial role in protecting and advocating for global biodiversity. According to the United Nations, there are 370 million Indigenous peoples around the world — almost 5 percent…

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- Jun 13, 2018
Stolen Lives: Meeting Rescued Primates in Vietnam

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Despite protective laws, thousands of primates are taken from the wild every day. They are then illegally sold for the exotic pet trade or roadside tourism. And because they are no longer getting the correct…

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- Jun 06, 2018
Terralingua and Biocultural Diversity

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Terralingua is an international nonprofit organization devoted to protecting and sustaining the biocultural diversity of life, which is the diversity of life in nature, culture and languages. All three…

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- May 30, 2018
La Cocina de Bosnia: cultivo y crecimiento

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El amanecer en la Bosnia rural comienza lentamente mientras la luz del sol se asoma a través de las colinas y retazos de nubes se posan sobre los valles. Estamos tomando café en una aldea que queda dos…

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- May 23, 2018
A New Way of Living in the World

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Susan Eirich created the Earthfire Institute Wildlife Sanctuary & Retreat Center in 2000 with an important goal in mind: changing the way that people see, and therefore treat, wildlife and nature.

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- May 16, 2018
Wildlife of Akagera

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Jean-Marie Twambaze is a safari guide at Akengara National Park in Rwanda whose photos showcase the beautiful and diverse wildlife of Rwanda.

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- May 09, 2018
When a Tourist Meets Nature: A Story from a City-Dwelling Brit

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"What about there?" I point at a green patch on the computer screen. My partner and I are planning the next route of our journey through Southeast Asia. And by planning, I mean deciding one day in advance.

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- May 02, 2018
Biodiversity Awareness: A Story of Hope

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I am a young Rwandan woman, born and raised in southern Rwanda. As children, my friends and I enjoyed killing bees, birds, butterflies and other small animals. We cut branches off trees and muddied fresh…

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- Apr 25, 2018
Taos Environmental Film Festival

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“Seeking Harmony and Happiness in an Unsettled World” is the theme of the fourth edition of the Taos Environmental Film Festival, which will take place between April 18 and April 22 this year.

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- Apr 18, 2018
From Restaurant to Reef: An Oyster’s Journey

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I sat at a high table at Half Shell Oyster House in Destin, Florida. Christmas music played softly in the background, complemented by fir boughs adorned with red bows on each table. General Manager Stephen…

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- Apr 11, 2018
Urbanites Go Wild: City Nature Challenge 2018

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Which urban center will discover and share the most pictures of nature within its city limits? Back in 2016, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences…

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- Apr 06, 2018