As shocking as watching people walk around the Bay Area with surgical masks on due to smoke and horrendous air quality, it is starting a discussion. When public health and environmental issues become visible, the results of climate change become relevant.
Two degrees. This has always been the focus, the threshold, the point of no return. At the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit, a temperature increase of two degrees no longer seemed urgent enough. And it isn’t.
Attending a screening of the documentary “Into the Okavango” at the San Francisco Green Film Festival transported me back to the Okavango.
The rising loss of such gentle giants has sparked a new form of innovation—conservation technology.
Although untouched remains a myth and pristine has ceased to exist, the remote stunning nature of the African wilderness is what draws people near and far. The ubiquity of plastic is not something new.
With environmental news perpetually disheartening, the tragedy that struck Cape Town filled me not with discouragement nor worry, but rather hope.
Graduation meant the beginning of a cross-country road trip back to California taking in the national parks, quirky attractions and more.
Nicolette Cagle is a Nicholas School lecturer, environmental writer and naturalist. She sees the world through bud scars and leaf shapes. Woody plant species and scientific tree names are her second tongue. She is the tree lady of Durham.