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OUR TAKE: The Climate Hawk Challenge

A very important — and disturbing — piece was posted a few days ago on Vox.com by David Roberts entitled “Reckoning with climate change will demand ugly tradeoffs from environmentalists — and everyone else.”   The article says that climate change is an existential threat, which means that we all need to become not just environmentalists

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How Can Farmers Prepare For More Intense Droughts & Decrease the Effects of Climate Change? by Barnard Blogger Sophie Whitehouse

Amidst Madera County in Central California lies a city known as Chowchilla. Surrounding the city are acres of almond farms. Madera County produces over 100 million pounds of almonds per year and this number is always expanding. Between 2007 and 2014  approximately 23,000 acres of natural land in California’s agricultural region was converted to almond

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New Yorkers! Westchester’s Teatown Offers High Level Climate Change Symposium

What better place to hold a climate change symposium than at Teatown, one of New York State’s most popular nature preserves. Just a train ride away, Teatown attracts city residents to this forested oasis in the Lower Hudson Valley. The preserve boasts 15 miles of forested trails for hiking and a two-acre island refuge for

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The intersection of Race & the Environment: the Asian Pacific Environmental Network in the San Francisco Bay Area by Barnard Blogger Pearl Karliner-Li

From my experience, many individuals dismiss environmental climate change as a leading and urgent issue, not because they don’t believe it to be true or important, but because they believe there are more urgent issues at hand, for example, the fact that there are 45 million people “stuck below the poverty line” in the US

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Ag & Urban Land Use in New Zealand by Barnard Blogger Amelia Marcantonio-Fields

I vividly remember walking through customs barefoot after a 14-hour plane ride to New  Zealand. It was the summer of 2013 and I was about to embark on a six-week trip of hiking and environmental service projects. As my group approached customs, we were asked to take off our boots as a result of efforts

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