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Local Opinion: Dear white people: Don’t withdraw from tough conversations on race

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was originally posted in the Arizona Daily Star. "This message is for white people who are upset and feeling paralyzed right now. This message is not for people of color, black…
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You can take the person out of the natural area…

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Springer Nature Sustainability Community. "...But you can’t take the nature out of the person. Citizen science phenologists are persisting in observing, despite COVID-19 disruptions in site…
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What do allergies, blueberries and the Masters Tournament have in common? Early spring

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020. This piece was first published on The Hill. "If you live in the Southern or Mid-Atlantic states, you are most likely well aware that this winter was very mild. January 2020 was the…
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Hanging Out with Plants Can Do Us a World of Good

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. "With the U.S. handing in its notice on the Paris Agreement this week, at the same time that 11,000 scientists warned that without prompt…
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Real Tree or Fake? Reducing Your Holiday Carbon Footprint

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. "Planting trees is trendy right now. A study published in the journal Science earlier this year proposed that massive-scale tree planting efforts, on the…
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To ease climate anxiety, reconnect with the rythm of the seasons

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Scientific American. "Climate-related anxiety and depression is an increasingly common malady. Reestablishing a conscious awareness and a bodily connection with the ebb and flow of the seasons…
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Dark days are leading to something greener

Theresa Crimmins, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Thrive Global. "January: gray, dull, sluggish. Dark. The longest, dimmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Stark, lifeless tree branches scrape a dull, sunless sky…
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