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An excerpt from the cli-fi novel Weather Menders
An excerpt from the cli-fi novel Weather Menders 504

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
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
Sunny Day Flooding
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by Melissa Papp

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
The Eternal Anticipation of Spring
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by Saule Paltanaviciute

Winter is a sleepy time in northeastern Europe — mornings are dark, evenings are even darker and the rest is somewhere in between. Five months of relative darkness are an inevitable reality, one that is…

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- Feb 28, 2018
Peaceful Coexistence: Snow Leopards and Humans Share Pakistan’s Mountains
Peaceful Coexistence: Snow Leopards and Humans Share Pakistan’s Mountains 504

by Debra Denker

Confession: I am a lifelong lover of snow leopards. So, a couple of months ago, when I was sick of politics, I was happy to follow a Facebook-suggested link to Snow Leopard Trust. I eagerly read their…

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- Oct 04, 2016
Creating Ice Storms
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by Lindsey Rustad

Ice storms are extreme winter weather events that inspire wonder and fear in people who live and work in northern temperate and boreal forests around the world. They are major causes of disturbance in…

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- Mar 20, 2016
The Matter of Life and Death
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by Kathleen Brennan

As a lifelong photographer and multi-disciplinary artist, I am repeatedly drawn to the harsh beauty of the elemental transformations that occur in our everyday lives. I have photographed birth, death,…

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- Feb 11, 2016
Cree Medicine Woman Laments Alberta’s Losses
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by Debra Denker

Growing up in Northern Alberta in the 1950s and 1960s, Cree Medicine Woman Nicole Gladu never dreamed that there would come a time when the rich sources of game that sustained her people would become scarce,…

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- Jan 18, 2016
Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil
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by Kathryn Pardo

Recently, thanks in part to the work of Voices for Biodiversity, monstrous, forest-chomping companies like Asia Pulp and Paper and their relatives in the palm oil industry, Golden Agri Resources, both…

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- Feb 03, 2014
Food Security and Sustainable Action
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by Jessica Schmonsky

Climate change affects agriculture and food production both directly through changing environmental conditions and indirectly by affecting growth and the distribution of incomes. Current studies suggest…

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- Feb 25, 2013
The Four Furies of the Southwest
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by Tara Waters Lumpkin

President of Voices for Biodiversity, Dr. Tara Lumpkin, sits down with author William de Buys to talk about the four greatest threats to the fragile Southwestern ecosystems. How are the recent fires in…

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- Sep 03, 2012
The Disappearing Rainforests of Kagoro
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by Bala Dada

Bala Dada travelled to the rainforests and mountains of Kagoro, Nigeria, every year to visit family and participate in the annual Afan National Festival. He used to love the thick canopies and endless…

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- Aug 19, 2012