Going Green

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Tales From The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve In Amazonia</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Going Wild in Ecuador</span>Tales From The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve In Amazonia Going Wild in Ecuador
    Located at the foothills of the Andes, ‘La Reserva de Producción Faunista Cuyabeno’ is the second largest reserve of the 45 national parks and protected areas in Ecuador. For two-thirds of the year, the forest is submerged in water. This unusual occurrence is due to the water that flows from the Cuyabeno River and its […]

House & Home

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Recycling Pianos</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Who knew that old piano could live another life?</span>Recycling Pianos Who knew that old piano could live another life?
    If nobody is playing that old piano you have in the house, it is probably just taking up room and collecting dust. Maybe you bought the piano for the kids when they were growing up, but before long they found out it was work to learn how to play it well. Their interest waned and […]

Wild & Wooly

  • From Wolf to Dog: The Power of DomesticationFrom Wolf to Dog: The Power of Domestication
    There’s two theories as to how the wolf ended up in our living rooms. One is that 30,000 years ago human settlers stole wolf cubs. They then trained these cubs mainly to protect the settlement from predators, especially against the greatest predator of all, other humans. These cubs would also grow to hunt alongside our […]

Warming World

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Climate Change Fixers’ Bag of Tricks</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Will Congress Act in Time?</span>Climate Change Fixers’ Bag of Tricks Will Congress Act in Time?
    Halting global warming is the chief environmental challenge of our time. While heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) is not the only greenhouse gas (GHG), it’s the most abundant and longest-lived in the atmosphere and contributes the most to global warming. In March, atmospheric CO2 content reached a new high of 400 parts per million, already past […]

Sustainable Cities

  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Choosing Hope in New Orleans</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Maybe rebuilding smarter is better than abandoning</span>Choosing Hope in New Orleans Maybe rebuilding smarter is better than abandoning
    In 2006, six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, I toured the city’s decaying wreckage with a delegation of national environmental leaders. Gruesome reminders were everywhere in the Lower Ninth Ward. On the walls of the remaining houses were spray-painted numbers, indicating how many dead bodies had been found inside. After walking the destroyed […]

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