Ecosystems

Conservation, Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Out West

Fed Up: Cultivating Elk and Acrimony in Wyoming

Fed Up: Cultivating Elk and Acrimony in Wyoming

Every winter, the state of Wyoming feeds thousands of wild elk to protect the animals against starvation. But are the feedgrounds keeping the herds alive, or dooming them –– and tearing apart human communities in the process?
by × August 13, 2012 × 1 comment

Ecosystems, Forests

Perspectives from the People’s Land: If the Caribou Help Us

Perspectives from the People’s Land: If the Caribou Help Us

Can protecting endangered caribou in Quebec help preserve the Cree's way of life?
by × August 8, 2012 × 1 comment

Climate, Ecosystems, Indigenous Peoples, Oceans

Workers split the latest harvest and attach half of it to new strands, effectively doubling the farmer’s crop.

Climate and the Coast: The Seaweed in Your Sandals

You've probably eaten seaweed, used it for walking, or taken it along with your morning vitamins.
by × August 7, 2012 × 0 comments

Ecosystems, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples, Out West

Talking Tongass: First Impressions from the Last Frontier

Talking Tongass: First Impressions from the Last Frontier

After several weeks of traveling, I’ve finally arrived in Sitka, Alaska, where I'm working with the US Forest Service in the Tongass National Forest.
by × July 24, 2012 × 1 comment

Actions, Ecosystems, Oceans, Politics, Uncategorized

Three reasons America should ratify the Law of the Sea right now

Three reasons America should ratify the Law of the Sea right now

For three decades the United States has shamefully failed to ratify the UN's Law of the Sea. Now more than ever, it's time for America to get with the program.
by × June 18, 2012 × 0 comments

Ecosystems, Forests, Human Landscape, Indigenous Peoples

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Perspectives from the People’s Land: First Nations, Forestry, and Ferocious Flies

Have you ever been in northern Quebec in bug season?

Black flies, horse flies, deer flies, moose flies, then a fifteen minute “bug window” – usually just before dusk, during the changing of the guard – followed by mosquitoes and …

by × June 11, 2012 × 2 comments