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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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What Cities Need

Our world is changing—there is no doubt about it. There are seven billion people on our planet right now and over the next 60 years that number will jump to roughly nine billion. More than half of tho…

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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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For Farmers, Water-Saving Technology Offers Big Gains

Preston Jimmerson knows the life he's chosen will not always be easy. He grows cotton and peanuts on hundreds of acres in the lower Flint River Basin in southwest Georgia. "Being a farmer, ther…

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Urban Strategies for a Changing Country

When we talk about urban trends and demographic changes, most of us know the story— there are 315 million people living in the United States and that number continues to grow. Globally, experts projec…

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My 8-Year-Old’s Determination to Help Dolphins

During November, in honor of Thanksgiving, it seems quite popular to engage in the “Gratitude project,” an online movement in which participants express appreciation each day for something or someone …

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Nature Feeds Our Families

It's Tuesday—market day. Idamane Supreme leaves her husband and children and heads down the dusty hill, past hundreds of neighbors milling around in front of their small homes. At 9 am, it's alrea…

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City Girl: A Natural Conservationist?

Unlike many of my colleagues working in nature conservation, I didn’t grow up with a strong connection to the outdoors. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, I’ve never lived anywhere that I co…

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Water Conservation: The Tyranny of “Or”

I’ve spent the last 20 years in public service, with the last four in conservation, leading The Nature Conservancy in Texas. In that time, I’ve seen a lot of change—cell phones have replaced wall phon…

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