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Activism, At Yale

How a Southern Gentleman Became a Respected Environmental Leader and Radical

How a Southern Gentleman Became a Respected Environmental Leader and Radical

Gus Speth’s new memoir encourages a younger generation to pursue a more radical environmentalism.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

Reconnecting Rivers in the Tualatin

Reconnecting Rivers in the Tualatin

Two F&ES students search for signs of recovery in an Oregon watershed.

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Writing Contest

Beyond the North Slope: Oil drills and discord off Alaska’s Arctic coast

Beyond the North Slope: Oil drills and discord off Alaska’s Arctic coast

Amy Mount, winner of our 2014 Emerging Environmental Writers Contest, journeys to Alaska’s Chukchi Sea to investigate the debate over offshore drilling and the stakes for subsistence whalers.

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At Yale

The Windham Campbell Literature Prize winners: John Vaillant

The Windham Campbell Literature Prize winners: John Vaillant

ohn Vaillant’s writing is equal parts adventure story, history lesson, investigative journalism, and eco-philosophy. Best known for his two nonfiction works, The Golden Spruce and The Tiger: A true story of vengeance and survival, Vaillant uses ecology, historiography, cultural anthropology, and geography to explore the tensions between economic necessity and natural resource sustainability in temperate rainforests of British Columbia and more »

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At Yale

The Windham Campbell Literature Prizes

The Windham Campbell Literature Prizes

SAGE Magazine speaks with 2014 Prize winners Jim Crace, Noëlle Janaczewska, and John Vaillant about environmental and natural history writing.

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At Yale

The Windham Campbell Literature Prizewinners: Jim Crace

The Windham Campbell Literature Prizewinners: Jim Crace

SAGE talks about writing, politics, and environmentalism with three winners of the prestigious 2014 Windham Campbell Literature Prize.

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At Yale

The Windham Campbell Literature Prizewinners: Noëlle Janaczewska

The Windham Campbell Literature Prizewinners: Noëlle Janaczewska

SAGE talks about writing, politics, and environmentalism with three winners of the prestigious 2014 Windham Campbell Literature Prize.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

Flash Flood in Moab

Flash Flood in Moab

On a road trip through the West, a flash flood leads Sarah Bardo to a new perspective on the power of water.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

A Spotted Dilemma

A Spotted Dilemma

In Samala, Kenya, Hasita Bhammar looks for ways to protect both local livelihoods and cheetah populations.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

A field assistant places a camera high in the Iskanderkul Pass, ideal snow leopard habitat. Photo by Tara Meyer.

Searching for the ghost cat in Tajikistan: Part Two

Tara Meyer and her team discover evidence of the snow leopard in Tajikistan’s Hissar Mountains.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

The Mystery of the MRF

The Mystery of the MRF

Ben Morelli visits a Material Recovery Facility in Austin, Texas, as part of a summer spent in pursuit of zero waste.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

Climate, Community, Biodiversity in Indonesia

Climate, Community, Biodiversity in Indonesia

Celine Lim travels to Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan, where the rapid expansion of palm oil is impacting the local environment and economy.

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Blogs, Summer 2014

Searching for the ghost cat in Tajikistan: Part One

Searching for the ghost cat in Tajikistan: Part One

Tara Meyer braves Tajikistan’s Hissar Mountains to conserve the elusive snow leopard.

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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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