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Khan-servation

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Khan-servation

Mongolia has the fastest growing economy in the world, fueled by its untapped mineral wealth. But the development threatens the country's unparalleled wildlife and environment and its singular nomadic traditions, dating back to the empire of Genghis Khan. My feature story for Nature Conservancy Magazine reports on how government leaders, wildlife managers, and herders are working to protect the country's epic grasslands and desert.

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Flight Risk

Monday, September 20, 2010

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Flight Risk

The good news for birds facing changing climates: they can fly away from harsh conditions. The bad news: their food usually can't. A short article from the Autumn 2010 issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine.

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Slick Mapping

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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Slick Mapping

Take note, Gulf Coast: After the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, coastal managers embarked on an ambitious mapping project to monitor and protect the state's shores. A short article from Nature Conservancy Magazine, Summer 2010.

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Clustershucked!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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Clustershucked!

More than 80 percent of oyster reefs are in severe decline due to overfishing and habitat loss, which spells bad news for coastal water quality and marine life, not to mention our future appetites on the half-shell. A short article from Winter 2009.

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Two Birds in the Bush

Saturday, June 13, 2009

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Two Birds in the Bush

The discovery of a new species of flycatcher in Bolivia came about through research on the wintering habits of other migratory birds, including the threatened cerulean warbler. I wrote a short piece on the birds for the summer 2009 issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine, but unfortunately didn't get to go to the Yungas to check out the wildlife in person.

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Weed Warriors

Sunday, March 1, 2009

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Weed Warriors

Tamarisk is a water-sucking, salt-adding invasive plant that is causing serious damage and changes on Western rivers. In Fall 2008, Nature Conservancy Magazine sent me to Telluride to report on foresters and others reclaiming one stream from tamarisk, the culmination of a multiyear eradication program.

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