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By Katharine Sucher / On April 27th, 2018

As ticks move into new areas and enjoy longer seasons, they are changing millions of lives, driving up healthcare costs, and infusing a simple walk in the woods or picnic in a city park with fear. Lyme: The First...

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By Katharine Sucher / On April 18th, 2018

They are crossing continents and climbing mountains, are hatching invisibly by the billion, and are carrying diseases that may be coming to a neighborhood near you. As ticks move into new areas and enjoy longer seasons, they are changing millions of...

By Lucy Moore / On March 27th, 2018

As a mediator, I am always interested in unlikely bedfellows snuggling up to solve a problem, particularly in cases where there is no mediator, no third party to make the bed and tuck them in. These bold hookups, generated by the parties themselves, can...

By John Pastor / On March 22nd, 2018

In fall, about 21 mammal and bird species worldwide, mostly in northern regions, change their coat or plumage colors from brown to white. White provides camouflage against predators as snow covers the landscape in winter. In spring, these same animals...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On December 6th, 2017

A podcast interview with Ed Struzik, author of Firestorm: How Wildfires Will Shape Our Future

By Emil Frankel / On November 28th, 2017

President Trump can make good on his proclamation of November as "Critical Infrastructure and Resilience Month" by facing the facts about our changing climate

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By Katharine Sucher / On November 8th, 2017

Island Press authors share their creative ideas for offsetting the damaging environmental impacts of the Trump administration.

By Laurie Mazur / On November 6th, 2017

From the CNU Climate Summit, a movement marrying a vision of livable communities to the necessities of a changing climate emerges.

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By Daniel Lerch / On October 31st, 2017

Back in April 2001—a time in-between the contested 2000 election and the 9/11 attacks when the Bush Administration seemed just like a bad joke and not yet a flag-draped war machine—Vice President Dick Cheney quipped, “Conservation may be a sign of...

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By Katharine Sucher / On October 4th, 2017

Edward Struzik's Firestorm is a "comprehensive and compelling" (Booklist) look at wildfires in the age of climate change. We sat down with Struik to talk about wildfire, first responders,...

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