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Beach Mornings
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by Michael Washburn

Here on my sliver of Covid-cleared beach, among the tracks of crabs and the prints of plovers and scattered scraps of human carelessness, a larger story of wonder and waste is opening. It’s one we live…

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- Jul 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 19, 2020
La Terre Vue Par Les Enfants
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by Reza Visual Academy

En 2012, le photojournaliste Reza Deghati a collaboré avec IDEA (International Dialogue for Environnemental Action) pour lancer le concours international de photographie, festival et exposition «Children's…

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- Mar 29, 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
Evidence of Hope
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by Tasha Goldberg

Truth: we are facing global challenges on an unprecedented scale. As a seasoned reporter on United Nations negotiations in sustainable development, I was clear that now more than ever, there is a need…

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- Jan 15, 2020
Saving the Behemoth of the Ice: The Polar Bear
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by Cyril Christo

With the melting of the world’s ice, the future of the greatest land predator on earth — the polar bear — is very much in jeopardy.

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- Dec 21, 2019
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
Livable Shorelines
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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
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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
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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
Protecting the Arctic Refuge: Gwich’in People Defend the Sacred
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by Debra Denker

It’s obvious that something is very wrong with the land before our plane even lands in Fort Yukon, Alaska, known to its indigenous Gwich’in inhabitants as Gwich’in Zhee.

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- Aug 07, 2019