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Blogs, Summer 2014

Meanwhile, in New Haven…

Meanwhile, in New Haven…

In her summer research, Sarah Barbo searches for links between nature and public health. These connections help make a new kind of business case for the environment: dramatic savings in health care costs.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

Dispatches from Inner Mongolia: Part One

Dispatches from Inner Mongolia: Part One

Colin Brown takes to the Inner Mongolian steppe, with an eye to the effects of climate change.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

Tourism and Change in the Bolivian Andes

Tourism and Change in the Bolivian Andes

In the Cordillera Apolobamba of western Bolivia, Kate Heller visits indigenous communities in the early stages of developing a tourist economy.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

Everything I Learned in Kindergarten

Everything I Learned in Kindergarten

Mercury, a tenaciously persistent element, doesn’t just go away. In towns along the Madre de Dios River in Peru, David Gonzalez is studying how gold mining puts public health at risk.

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Photo Essay

Explorations: An Unusual Ecology in Patagonia

Explorations: An Unusual Ecology in Patagonia

Stephanie Stefanski explores an unusual relationship between kelp gulls and southern right whales off the coast of Patagonia.

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Technology

Environmental Performance, According to Google

Environmental Performance, According to Google

Angel Hsu uses Google autocomplete results to explore how popular perceptions of the environment square with reality.

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Culture

Wind, Bile and Phlegm

Wind, Bile and Phlegm

Amchi Nyima Samphel, a ninth-generation Tibetan healer, discusses traditional medicine and the challenges his practice faces in the 21st century.

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Photo Essay

Himalayan Hydroscapes

Himalayan Hydroscapes

Graduate student Austin Lord uses photography to document life at the frontier of hydropower development in Nepal.

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Human Landscape

Bringing Conservation Benefits to Local Communities

Bringing Conservation Benefits to Local Communities

A gathering of conservationists and community members in Vietnam works towards striking a balance in sharing the benefits of forest conservation.

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Culture

The Preacher of Twigs

The Preacher of Twigs

SAGE contributor GinaRae LaCerva talks with biologist and Pulitzer Prize Finalist David Haskell about connections between nature and culture .

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Photo Essay

Explorations: Channel Islands

Explorations: Channel Islands

David Gonzalez takes us just off the coast of Southern California, to an island chain heralded as the “Galapagos of North America.”

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Photo Essay

Explorations: Palau

Explorations: Palau

A team of Yale graduate students travels to the west Pacific to learn about sustainable development on the island nation of Palau.

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At Yale

Platinum Kroon’s Builders

Platinum Kroon’s Builders

On the fifth anniversary of Kroon Hall’s construction, Peter Otis celebrates the builders who created this Platinum LEED building.

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Human Landscape

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Beef, Banality, and Economics

Economists compare the benefits of beef with the environmental costs of cattle ranching and delve into the surprising science of cow pee.

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Photo Essay

Explorations: Aegean Islands

Explorations: Aegean Islands

On small islands dotting the Aegean Sea, Colin Donihue tracks how native lizards adapt to life with ancient stone walls.

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