Inspired by my love of writing and traveling, I started writing haiku poems for all 50 U.S. states. Haikus typically tap our senses, evoking images and sensations of nature. As I started writing these haikus, I wondered how the natural world in the States will be different in the wake of climate change. So then, …
Tips to Reduce Food Waste
Food waste accounts for 10% of all greenhouse gases. Of all that waste, 40% comes from our own kitchens. Here are five quick tips to reduce food waste at home.
Climate Story Series: Kenya and Conservation
“Is it going to rain today?” I asked our safari guide Mike.“No,” he said with a smile. Then after a few seconds he continued, “But you never know. Global warming has got us all mixed up. The seasons are changing.”In Kenya, Mike went on to say, farmers could plant their crops based on knowing that …
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Climate Story Series: Preserving Antarctica
Antarctica holds a key role in addressing climate change. I traveled there in 2017 on an expedition led by Robert Swan, polar explorer, and his nonprofit, 2041 Foundation. As Rob explains, Antarctica is kind of like earth's pristine memory bank. By preserving Antarctica as a place of science and peace, unowned by any nation, we …
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Climate Story Series: Cambodia
Follow Maggie's short stories of climate change and conservation. In northeast Cambodia, the two are inextricably intwined.