Eating local for the climate

Living on a small island at the water edge, climate change isn’t an abstract concept. The abnormal and exponentially increasing temperature of the atmosphere changing the climate regulating systems of our earth is leading to phenomena that that is very real and tangible to us. We live in the path of ever stronger and more…

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On assignment: Onboard the Carnegie Airborne Observatory Mapping coral reefs

In April 2018,The Nature Conservancy TNC scientists, working in partnership with Arizona State University’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science /Dr. Greg Asner mapped the coral reefs and other marine habitats throughout the Caribbean basin, including the reefs of the St. Croix East End Marine Park. They collected imagery using a specialized aircraft equipped…

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Protected by the Reef

Living on a small island, I am just one of the over 500 million people in the who rely on coral reefs for their food, coastal protection, and livelihoods. Coral reef ecosystems are important for subsistence, fisheries, tourism, shoreline protection, and even important in the development of new medicines! Did you know that of the…

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