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Ecosystems, Wildlife

A pair of five month old cheetah cubs in Kenya. Photo by Mary Wykstra.

Fading Spots: A Mother’s Story

With only 13,000 cheetahs left in the wild, the future of the world's fastest land animal is far from secure. Mary Wykstra, Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, tells the story of nearly a decade spent observing the life of a cheetah she calls "Mom."
by × April 4, 2012 × 3 comments

At Yale, Culture

Evolutionary War Hero: An Interview with Carl Zimmer

Evolutionary War Hero: An Interview with Carl Zimmer

Nearly 40% of Americans don't believe in evolution, and acknowledgment of anthropogenic climate change is equally spotty. Acclaimed author Carl Zimmer spoke with Sage about how science communicators can begin to reach creationists and climate deniers, why Einstein makes for a great magazine cover, and what to do when your work gets slandered on the Daily Show.
by × April 2, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Culture, Place

Could Doing Chores Save the World?

Could Doing Chores Save the World?

While laboring at a remote commune in the wilds of New Mexico, Emily Schosid learned what real sustainability means. And it's not at all what you'd expect.
by × March 28, 2012 × 5 comments

Actions, Climate

Change Gamers

Change Gamers

Video games are maturing. Where players once practiced delivering newspapers or dispatching demons, they are now increasingly being asked to tackle real-world problems like climate change and war. Follow author Dylan Walsh as he surveys the scene and logs on to try to save the globe.
by × March 27, 2012 × 1 comment

At Yale, Ecosystems, Forests

Systems in Progress:  A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Systems in Progress: A Summary of This Year’s International Society of Tropical Foresters Annual Conference

Every year the International Society of Tropical Foresters convenes a conference of members, scientists and tropical foresters at Yale University to discuss trends and issues in the management of the world’s tropical forests. This short summarizes the 2012 conference, which

by × March 26, 2012 × 0 comments

Agriculture, Human Landscape

Patterson: “Outrageous” That Farmers’ Lawsuit was Dismissed

Patterson: “Outrageous” That Farmers’ Lawsuit was Dismissed

Last week's featured article, Organic on the Offensive, inspired strong reactions from people on both sides of the genetically modified agriculture debate. Among the responses Sage received was a letter from Don Patterson, a Virginian farmer and the man who helped catalyze the lawsuit.
by × March 21, 2012 × 1 comment