Forest Vs. Trees

Humankind owes its origins to forests. In return, we have been reshaping them for our own uses ever since we learned to use tools and fire. I’ve told the story before of how an Indonesian palm oil trader once explained to me, many years ago, that I needn’t worry about deforestation in Indonesia. Why? Because…

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Seal Baseline

Another moment from one of our hikes on the southwest beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore. We walked out to the estero between Drake’s Beach and Limantour, and the only other people we saw were volunteers who were there counting any dead animals on the beach. The day before, they told us, they’d been…

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