Ecosystems

Oceans

Sailboats, Submarines, and the Sea

Sailboats, Submarines, and the Sea

The first thing I did during my tryout for the sailing team was crash straight into the seawall. Everyone at the Naval Academy is required to be part of a sports team. I did track in high school, but there was …

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Animals, Out West, Place

Rehabbing Rain

Rehabbing Rain

In the Shade of the Cottonwood Tree

            I was born and raised in the desert. Like most desert plants and animals, I love rain. I live for rain. I live because of rain. Rain heals me, as it heals and …

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Activism, Conservation, Ecosystems, Out West, Print Edition

Ten Sleep

Ten Sleep

For an audio version, here is Jesse reading the piece on his Yonder Lies Podcast.

On a hot day in the summer of 2018, I woke up to red and blue lights saturating the white dolomite walls that loom over the Ten …

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Energy, Oceans, Wind

Flipping the switch: A clean energy future for Brayton Point? (Part II)

Flipping the switch: A clean energy future for Brayton Point? (Part II)

With the retirement of the Brayton Point coal plant, can this former coal town redefine itself as an offshore wind energy hub?
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Energy, Oceans, Wind

Flipping the switch: A coal plant retirement and a community’s response (Part I)

Flipping the switch: A coal plant retirement and a community’s response (Part I)

With the retirement of the Brayton Point coal plant, can this former coal town redefine itself as an offshore wind energy hub?
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2018 Print Edition, Conservation, Education, Forests, National Parks

Women of the Wildlands

Women of the Wildlands

On the frontlines of the California wildfires, a group of women looks to redefine an industry.
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