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My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 2
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 2

by Alfred Mepukori

Continue on the journey through the forests of East Africa with Maasai warrior Alfred Mepukori, who tells readers about growing up Maasai, why elephants matter, and survival in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest.

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- Nov 18, 2013
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 1
My life in the Naimina Enkiyio Forest, Part 1

by Alfred Mepukori

The area of land popularly known as Loita lies in southern Kenya between the Ngurman-Magadi escarpment and the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve. It covers an area of 1,700 km2 within the Loita Division…

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- Nov 11, 2013
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

by Clare Helen Galloway

Geologist and journalist Clare Galloway, whose artwork illustrates the stark beauty of life in southern Africa, lives on a game farm outside Okahanja, Namibia. Join her as she takes the reader on a journey…

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- Oct 28, 2013
Outsider Nature Art Photography
Outsider Nature Art Photography

by j. Madison Rink

If Rock|Stone speaks – what does it say? These fine-art, photographic, naturally-sculpted works, which underscore the magic and fluidity of perception, were chosen for inclusion in a pioneering 2010 publication.…

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- Sep 07, 2013
Lessons in Sustainable Design
Lessons in Sustainable Design

by George Stevens

The lunar landscape of Cappadocia, a historical region in central Turkey, is truly otherworldly. It makes you stop and think, “Where the heck am I?” It is a place where humans and natural beauty have coexisted…

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- Aug 27, 2013
Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4
Marching to Save the Elephant on October 4

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

The upcoming International March for Elephants will be held October 4, 2013, across three continents and 13 cities, from Melbourne to Rome, from Cape Town to New York, and is inspired by the David Sheldrick…

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- Aug 26, 2013
Of Palm Oil and Extinction
Of Palm Oil and Extinction

by Robert Hii

You know the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I’m not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of Dipterocarpus…

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- Jul 30, 2013
Malama `Aina: Taking Care of the Land
Malama `Aina: Taking Care of the Land

by Tannyr Carnes

The Hawaiian Islands are unique in that they are both inhabited and extremely isolated. This contributes to the complexity of their habitats and, ultimately, their vulnerability. Each island has a unique…

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- Jun 19, 2013
How Craft Beer Can Save the World
How Craft Beer Can Save the World

by Jessica Schmonsky

Beer is an ancient beverage with roots growing as far back as the fifth millennia BC. Since malts and hops and barley were first brewed together, the recipe for this popular beverage has endured some drastic…

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- Jun 13, 2013
Old Man of the Forest
Old Man of the Forest

by Caroline Braker

Over the last several decades, human activity, including the development of palm oil plantations, has caused massive deforestation in the Borneo rainforest. More recently, the Malaysian government has…

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- Apr 15, 2013
The Sanctity of Whales
The Sanctity of Whales

by Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

Around 1855, after first sealing in California and whaling in Magdalena Bay, Baja, Charles Scammon, a captain from Maine turned his attention to San Ignacio Bay. By 1859-60 the grays had been all but eliminated.…

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- Apr 08, 2013
Tanzania Denuded
Tanzania Denuded

by Anne Silver

Upon reaching the Malawi/Tanzanian border, my Blackberry jumped to life with a request to visit a potential site for a new Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) and to stop by to say “hi” to some current ones. My…

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- Apr 07, 2013