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There’s Never a Dull Moment for Vancouver Airport Falconer

A conversation with Falconer Kristine Kirkby

Kristine Kirkby is a falconer. But she doesn’t use raptors to hunt, as is typical with falconry— the ancient practice of hunting wild game using a trained bird of prey. She works with them to scare other birds away from Vancouver International…
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by: Jason Gregg – November 29, 2017

Climate-Smart Conservation in the San Francisco Bay

Integrating climate science into marsh restoration and conservation efforts

Its pre-dawn and the gate to the Oro Loma marsh in San Leandro, California is locked. On the metal latch hangs a necklace of about ten U-locks, which grant scientists and land managers access to the marsh. I have the key to…
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by: Jason Gregg – November 5, 2015

In Conversation: Ramon Navarro, Chilean Big-Wave Surfer and Environmental Activist

‘The Fisherman’s Son’ on his fight to save Chile’s iconic Punta de Lobos

In a parking lot in Northern California, a white screen is hanging from the tin wall of a surf shop. A crowd has gathered for the screening of The Fisherman's Son, a film about professional big-wave surfer Ramon Navarro and his fight…
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by: Jason Gregg – June 5, 2015

A Bicycle-Powered Food Recovery Initiative That Also Saves Water and Energy

Boulder Food Rescue has saved more than 800,000 pounds of food from being wasted with nearly zero use of fossil fuel or water resources

My legs ache. It’s 8 a.m. in February and the sun is just beginning to hit the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. I’m pulling a massive bicycle trailer filled with produce using a mountain bike. The traffic light in front of me turns…
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by: Jason Gregg – March 26, 2015

Life on the American Prairie Reserve

Ranchers and researchers collide in an ambitious effort to convert Montana ranchland to a 3 million-acre wildlife refuge

A pickup truck stops within a dozen feet of us. We are sitting at a round dining room table inside the house watching the truck through the sunlit window. Two men step out and take a few steps forward and I lunge…
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by: Jason Gregg – December 29, 2014


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