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How Global Warming & Superstorms Make Us Sick

We drove to Brooklyn a few weekends ago to help our son celebrate his 30th birthday. It was a good visit, except for his coughing jags. He may be an adult, but I’m still his mom. I gave him no peace u…

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How Climate Change Worsens Your Allergies

When my four-year-old sees spring flowers blooming, he doesn’t comment on the colors or the fragrance. Instead, he says: “Does this flower make pollen, Mommy?” That’s because his beloved babysitter is…

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Is Climate Change Funny?

I recently heard a stand-up comedian who devoted a good chunk of his monologue to “global warming” (aka, climate change).  First, he joked that he wasn’t sure how to personally prepare – so he bought …

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Does Climate Change Mix With Religion?

When I was a college freshman looking for extra credit, I stumbled into my campus' Environmental Stewardship Society’s service project. It set out to clean up the creek bed that ran through campus. As…

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Oysters Threatened by Ocean Acidification

In my last blog, I celebrated emerging efforts to restore native Olympia oysters in San Francisco Bay for their value in mitigating coastal erosion, improving water quality, and other benefits. But…

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Climate Challenger Sails Home, Plans Sequel

Editor’s Note: Back in September, Manuai Matawai of Pere Village, Papua New Guinea, realized his dream of sailing the Pacific in a traditional outrigger canoe to spread the word about climate change …

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Climate Change Strategies from a Country on Fire

Three recent events have made Australia a flashpoint for the global discussion around severe weather. The first: a rash of record temperatures and raging bushfires that has garnered international a…

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Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Recently, 48 people were arrested outside of the White House, including president of the Sierra Club, Allison Chin. The detained represent 48 out of thousands of climate activists who descended on Was…

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Beautiful Photos of the Day: Frost Flowers

I love to explore the beauty of nature and I am always on the hunt for interesting images from nature to share with my husband Nazim who is a painter. In my quest for just such imagery, I came across …

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Tibet Wild – Book Giveaway!

We are giving away four copies of Tibet Wild: A Naturalist's Journeys on the Roof of the World by George B. Schaller. Check out this Q&A with the author, and then leave a comment for a chance to w…

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