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New beginnings

While studying abroad in South Africa with the Organisation for Tropical Studies, I reflect on the news of Homo naledi and the evolution of humankind.

What is a Water?

A quarry on the Eno River in Durham.

How can we translate between water and regulatory decisions when water speaks so many languages?

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.

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