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Adieu, Romaine


As Hydro-Quebec, the corporation behind Northern Pass, works to dam Quebec’s Romaine River, three kayakers paddle it for the last time in its natural state. The power in the water is evident; what’s not clear is how Quebec’s push for hydropower dominance makes economic, social or environmental sense.

Wreck Diving in Beaufort

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There was something enormous playing at the edge of my visibility. Suspended thirty feet below the surface of the sea, I tried to make out the unmoving shape below me. In the chilled, cloudy water, my gloved hand loosely gripped the anchor line of the Captain’s Lady, our dive boat for the day. My dive buddy and I slowly descended deeper towards our destination: the wreck of the W. E. Hutton.

Back to Belize: Red-footed Boobies

As the assignments pile up and deadlines appear on the not-so-distant horizon, I’ve caught myself da […]

Learning Something New: Fly-tying Classes


Erika learns the basics of fly-tying at her very first group lesson. The result? Two completed Woolly Buggers.

India: Sanitation & Environmental Health in Rural Rajasthan Communities

India's sanitation crisis affects both the health and personal security of the 840 million people in the country without access to clean and safe sanitation services.

3 Steps to Mastering the Online Classroom: Prepare, Engage, Indulge!

If I can master the online classroom, anyone can! Here are the tips and tricks I’ve picked up in my first few weeks.

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