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How 3,000 holes in the dirt can save a barren land — and alter a social landscape

By Esther Engelbrecht

September 16, 2015
Women are playing a central role in giving South Africa’s degraded pasturelands new life.
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Of Monterey and men: How a Great American author ushered in age of ecology

By M. Sanjayan, Ph.D.

August 14, 2015
Tide pools influenced the philosophy behind Steinbeck’s best-known novels. They also changed the way people thought about nature.
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6 species ‘friendships’ that keep our planet healthy

By Cara Goldfarb

July 30, 2015
To celebrate the U.N.’s International Day of Friendship, a look at how some species work together to keep ecosystems running smoothly.
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On a Tiny Island, Searching for a Spitting Cobra

By David Emmett

May 22, 2015
A special CI series: A fascinating speck of an island off Timor-Leste has never been formally studied — until now.
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The Galápagos Islands’ Least Famous Residents: Its People

By Molly Bergen

January 27, 2015
Human inhabitants of the Galápagos are important characters in its history, for better and worse.
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