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Photo Essay
The Aral Sea

These photographs document the resurgence of fish in the once nearly barren Aral Sea. 

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Valuing an Ancient Vocation
Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Living with Less Water
Film
When a Town Runs Dry

The farming town of Stratford, in California’s Central Valley, has been impacted by a drought, which threatens the livelihood of the community.

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Communities on the Threshold of Change
Film
Santa Cruz del Islote

Meet two fisherman living on a three-acre island off the coast of Colombia struggling with scarce resources.

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Photo Essay
Waiting to Move

These photographs capture a modern Inupiaq community in Alaska facing evacuation due to climate change.

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Reclaiming Rivers
Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Witnessing Icebergs
Film
Isle de Jean Charles

Meet two residents of a tiny island vanishing in the rising waters of the Louisiana Bayou.

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Lesson Plan High School
Grade Level: 9-12
Resiliency Among the Salmon People
Photo Essay
Kiribati is Gone

Learn the story of Kiribati, where rising seas are forcing this entire island nation to relocate.

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Photo Essay
Melting Away

Images document the majesty and beauty of icebergs and the fragile environment of the polar regions.

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Film
Return of the Sun

A portrait of a modern Inuit family living in the fearsome North Greenland landscape.

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Article
Rivers and Stories

Learn more about the cultural history and health of rivers around the world.

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