Meet the rockhopper penguin

After meeting the Fiordland-crested penguin last year in New Zealand, we couldn’t wait to meet more of these crested birds, who are so different from the “classic-looking” Antarctic penguins we first fell in love with and who populate the pages of My Last Continent and The Tourist Trail. The southern rockhoppers can be found in many …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Mary Akers

An interview with Among Animals contributor Mary Akers (“Beyond the Strandline”) by Jennifer Hartsock Q: Mary, many of your works portray personal transformations reflected by the ocean. Does your advocacy for the ocean inspire most of your creative writing? A: Thanks for this interview, Jennifer. I appreciate the chance to talk about my work. For …

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PDX is helping to keep plastic bottles in check

I loved being in the Portland, Oregon, airport last week and being able to refill my aluminum water bottle at this handy fountain. As most of us who carry our own bottles know, it can be rather messy to refill them at normal drinking fountains (and, having to be held at those awkward angles, they …

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