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Climate March

Just a quick note about the Climate March on Sept. 21st in NYC- I attended and it was a great experience. Here are a few accounts from some Switzer Fellows, including me!: http://switzernetwork.org/fellows-news/fellows-nyc-peoples-climate-march

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Carbon sequestration in Your Front Yard

When I was a kid, I would argue with my dad about the reasoning behind yard maintenance- why couldn’t we just not mow the lawn and let the plants grow!, I wondered. My dad, of course, thought that was a … Continue reading

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Climate change and top predators!

President Obama just gave a speech outlining the real threat of climate change and what we can do about it, with a real plan! I encourage you to check out both the speech and plan outline, it is progress in … Continue reading

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This is big stuff happening right now

Last night I watched the new documentary¬†Chasing Ice. It was amazing. The movie is about a scientist turned photographer, James Balog, who wanted to make a difference in the “way he knew how”. In 2005 James hooked up with National … Continue reading

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The Warming Planet

You may have heard already that 2012 was the warmest year on record, up from 1998. There is no doubt that the planet is warming up and that human burning of fossil fuels is driving that trend. Here is a … Continue reading

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A vote for Conservation

It may be best to keep this blog apolitical, but, in fact, conservation is far from apolitical. It is impossible to discuss conservation issues without discussing the state of politics in this nation and the world. With the election of … Continue reading

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Citizen Science for Conservation

I wanted to write a bit more on citizen science because it is such a cool concept and I keep seeing more and more papers published with data collected by everyday people (i.e. nonscientists). In fact, scientists in Massachusetts were … Continue reading

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