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Can We Act with Both Passion and Compassion?

USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden calls for "passion and compassion" in incorporating environmental practices into agriculture. We certainly are a passionate bunch but how are we doing on the compassion scale?

Moloka’i: Sneaky Wild

Trent Hodges surfs Halawa Bay.

A week in Hawaii.

Stirrings in the deep


Diving in the Kelp forest mostly brings me a tranquility I find hard to come by elsewhere. Yet in my past three months working at the Hopkin's Marine Station of Stanford University first as the teaching assistant in a kelp forest Ecology course and then as a diving technician, I have observed strange stirrings and shifts in the kelp forest that give me anxiety.

Agriculture’s Contribution to Climate Change


While I wholeheartedly embrace new standards on power plants and the transportation sector, I am dismayed at the way in which we seem to be ignoring other major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

Freelance Nature Writing in One Word: Waiting


Erika learns what it takes to make it as a part-time freelance writer.

Exploring Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Erika visits different sections of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

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