Beyond Earth Day

It was 1970. The nuclear non-proliferation treaty had passed and the Beatles had disbanded; climate change was already in full march. The year prior, Senator Nelson had witness a horrific event, the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, and he had decided he had enough. Environmental causes and disasters needed to come under the spotlight, and for that purpose he created Earth Day.

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Homage to unsung heroes

I usually don’t write personal pieces on this page, but today I feel a certain obligation to. I am writing today to inform you all of the murder of an environmentalist friend, a protector of the forest, and a kind and light-hearted man, along with the murder of two other conservation heroes whom I did not have the pleasure to meet in person.

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Anna Chahuneau
Dubai, a changing city

What do you envision when you imagine Dubai? Skyscrapers and artificial islands, or perhaps indoor skiing and luxury malls. If so, you are right, but perhaps not for much longer. Dubai is changing...and for the better. 

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Anna Chahuneau
Two Animals, two controversies

Tiger reintroduction, strategical mistake or stroke of genius? As recently as 1999—that is, 18 years ago, Cambodia was home to one of the world’s largest tiger populations. Today, the species is functionally extinct in this country. In parallel, did you know that on average, poachers kill one African elephant every 15 minutes? 

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Anna Chahuneau
The Last of the Wild?

Modern conservation efforts are not only a plan to save what might be harmed in the future, but they are also a race to protect – and perhaps restore – places that are already influenced by human activity, even if no human has ever been there.

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Anna Chahuneau
A Two Part Story: The Brazilian Rainforest

While large-scale environmental degradation is often seen as a strictly modern issue, it is necessary to recognize cases of habitat destruction in the past. One of the most striking examples of natural overexploitation is the Atlantic Coast Rainforest of South America. 

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Anna Chahuneau
Indigenous Land Rights and Environmentalism

The Bunong people represent one of Cambodia's few indigenous communities and they mostly inhabit the highlands of the country. Traditionally, the Bunong people have had a strong relationship with their surrounding forests; however, things are changing today and their traditions and livelihood are threatened.

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Anna Chahuneau
Ice - A Crisis

Have you ever heard of the deep ecology environmental movement? In 1973, Arne Naess, a Norwegian philosopher first introduced the word to the science literature. Deep Ecology describes an important movement and concept that seeks to place nature and man at an equal stance.

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Anna Chahuneau