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Backyard Wildlife

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Join American University student Keiran Snow-Dawson as he goes in search of the wildlife that lives in his own backyard. In this photo essay, he illustrates that even in urban areas, wildlife can be abundant.…

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

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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
Water Scarcity

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Do you know how much water you waste? Izilwane teamed up with American University and the School of Communication's Visual Literacy taught by Kimberley R. Williams. After watching the film Call…

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- Apr 29, 2013
Nature is Dying

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Izilwane teamed up with American University and the School of Communication's Visual Literacy class, taught by Kimberley R. Williams. After watching the film Call of Life, students determined…

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- Apr 18, 2013
The Flow of Changing Light

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Whether walking through an ancient rain forest in the Queen Charlotte Islands or hiking up a mountain in northern New Mexico, photographer Lisa Bayne is in awe of the endless variations and flow of changing…

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- Apr 01, 2013
The American Landscape: The Background Story

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One American University student explores the untold stories of the mountains of garbage that Americans throw away every day. She sets out to photograph not only the trash we discard but also the effects…

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- Jan 07, 2013
Q&A with Sean Carnell of Tigers for Tigers

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George Stevens sits down with Sean Carnell, a Senior at Clemson University and President of Tigers for Tigers, an organization which is partnering with other universities to form the National Tiger Coalition.…

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- Aug 15, 2012
The Taos Youth Art & Biodiversity Project

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Through the Taos Youth Art and Biodiversity Project, Izilwane hoped to educate young children about conservation by connecting the human animal to the natural world. With simple, grassroots publicity,…

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- Jul 17, 2012
Florida Black Bear No Longer Endangered

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The Florida black bear, a subspecies of the North American black bear, was removed from Florida’s Endangered Species List by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on June 27th.

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- Jul 07, 2012
Canada’s Vanishing Sage Grouse

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A dramatic decrease in Canada’s sage grouse population reported this spring has led many to believe this prairie bird, listed as endangered in Canada since 1998, is facing extinction.

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- Jun 29, 2012
Atrazine, a continued concern for all

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Research published earlier this year, detailing the effects of the popular herbicide atrazine on amphibians, reignited ongoing controversy over using chemicals to control our environment.

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- Jun 27, 2012
The Great Salmon Tour: An Introduction

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Faith Peters at the Tanana Village Administrative Tribal Center is a quiet and soft-spoken Athabascan woman. She is also a fisherwoman with deep roots in the Athabascan culture and subsistence fishing.…

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- Jun 25, 2012