The Dawnland

The Dawnland   Dedicated to Sloane Acadia For at least the last 12,000 years, Indigenous Americans have inhabited a region of the Atlantic Coast, including Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and parts of Quebec. The people called this land Wabanakik. A group of nations – the Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki, and […]

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Kilimanjaro “No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.” –Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro   Africa’s tallest mountain – Kilimanjaro – looms like an icy sentinel over the surrounding savannas of northern Tanzania, just south of the border with Kenya. Kilimanjaro towers over the grasslands of Tana – photo by Volodymyr Burdiak

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GLOFs & Jökulhlaups

GLOFs & Jökulhlaups   When I was just a wee nerd, one year at the Ohio State Fair I happened upon a merchant selling packs of playing cards called Magic: the Gathering. I had no idea what they were. My mother and sister, who were with me, had no idea what the game was. But they looked

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Lituya Bay & The World’s Largest Recorded Wave

Lituya Bay & The World’s Largest Recorded Wave The tsunamis that killed over 200,000 people in Indonesia in 2004 and caused a nuclear meltdown in Japan in 2011 were disasters nearly unfathomable in scale. Tsunamis, from Japanese for “harbor wave,” are caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, usually in oceans and usually caused by

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