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Adapting

“So how are you doing up there in Walden?” “Well, we’re hanging in there. But we’ve got all our stuff packed, in case we need to evacuate.” “Yes, us as well. You can never be too careful right now.” It’s been the season of never-ending wildfires. As we try to…

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The Never-ending Wildfire Season

It never ends. Any other year, at mid-October, we’d be enjoying snow on the ground right now. And colder temperatures and anticipating the start of winter. But not in 2020. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, another wildfire broke out today — just about 10 miles north…

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Reintroduction of Wolves

“What is that? There’s something slinking through the brush down there.” I peered at the valley down below the trail and saw it – gray with a bushy tail. But much bigger than a coyote. “I think it’s a wolf.” Our first full day in Alaska, we were finishing a…

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Wildlife Jams

For much of my life I lived in the suburbs and commuted to work on packed freeways. Like many others, I spent much of my time stuck in the proverbial traffic jam.  Cars would inch along at a snail’s pace, and it would take me an hour to go 10…

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