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Plastic pollution and over-tourism: It’s not (totally) your fault

By Olivia DeSmit

March 26, 2019
When it comes to the relationship between over-tourism and plastic pollution, the headlines don’t paint the full picture.
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In Galápagos, lobster fishers make unlikely — but effective — conservationists

By Molly Bergen

May 8, 2017
Recently, the spiny lobster was nearly wiped out from the Galápagos — a disappearance that could have spelled disaster for the island’s fragile ecosystems.
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Bracing for the biggest El Niño on record: How climate change is upping the ante

By Sarah Hauck

August 24, 2015
Thanks to climate change impacts, species and ecosystems may have less time to recover from El Niño. Will this threaten their survival?
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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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