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  • The Story Group | Multimedia journalism
    of our times We are proud to bring you our Climate Change series which tell human stories drawn from the scientific findings of the 2014 National Climate Assessment Contributing scientists and everyday Americans speak about the impacts of climate change on their lives and livelihoods and how some are pushing back Our three most recent videos are previewed below Unacceptable Risk Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change On a day to day basis we re being surprised And in this business surprise is what kills people So says Don Whittemore a career firefighter who has battled many of Colorado s epic fires over the past two decades The Story Group recorded the experiences of Whittemore and other firefighters who are repeatedly responding to record breaking wildfires Human caused Continue Reading Our Native Tongue The Northern Cheyenne are opposing a proposed railroad that would cut through their ancestral lands to haul Montana coal to the Pacific coast for export Our Native Tongue reports on the Cheyenne s fight against the railroad and the extraordinary coalition of tribal people and ranchers who have joined together to stop the project Continue Reading Moving the Giants An Urgent Plan to Save the

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  • Videos | The Story Group
    Alaska Native communities National Climate Assessment Adaptation chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss Preparing for and coping with the impacts of climate change is known as adaptation and communities around the country are beginning to plan for a future climate that is different than the one humans have known for the past 10 000 years Still says Rosina Bierbaum co convening lead author on the Adaptation chapter of the National National Climate Assessment Mitigation chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss Climate change mitigation involves identifying ways to reduce heat trapping gas emissions as well as finding ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere Humans have many choices to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions and some local and state initiatives are showing some success Still says Tony Janetos convening lead author of the National National Climate Assessment Alaska chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss Things are happening now and they re not little things They re big things Sarah F Trainor a convening lead author for the National Climate Assessment s Alaska chapter talks about how Alaska has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the nation bringing widespread impacts Sea ice is rapidly receding and glaciers are shrinking Thawing permafrost National Climate Assessment Southeast chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The Southeast region faces three main climate change vulnerabilities sea level rise and associated coastal impacts increasing temperatures and water availability These impacts are already affecting everything from energy production to the economic cost of rebuilding after storms Climate change is not something in the future says Lynne Carter convening lead author of the National National Climate Assessment Rural Communities chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The U S is still predominantly a rural country even though most of its population lives in cities Rural America supplies the rest of the country with food fiber energy and many other benefits and climate change is hitting those rural areas in ways that will disrupt most of those relationships says David Hales convening lead National Climate Assessment Hawai i chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The Pacific Islands including Hawai I American Samoa and parts of Micronesia are home to many cultures whose lives depend on the ocean and how they interact with their environment Climate changes that reduce the productivity of coral reefs and produce rising sea levels will have wide reaching impacts People from low lying islands will likely migrate to National Climate Assessment Climate Science chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss It s very clear to us that the climate is changing changing rapidly and changing primarily because of human activities says Don Wuebbles a convening lead author on the National Climate Assessment s Climate Science chapter A wide range of scientific observations has shown that as the planet s temperature has risen there have been changes in precipitation National Climate Assessment Oceans chapter Apr 30 2014 Discuss If the average temperature of a large body of water increases that s an enormous amount of heat content says Andrew Rosenberg a convening lead

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  • Climate Change | The Story Group
    adapt in creative ways You wonder National Climate Assessment Indigenous Peoples Lands and Resources chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss Indigenous communities already face many socio economic challenges even before overlaying climate change impacts on them says T M Bull Bennett a convening lead author on the National Climate Assessment s Indigenous Peoples chapter Climate change impacts will exacerbate these challenges affecting native communities ability to hunt and gather traditional foods perform ceremonies even travel Alaska Native communities National Climate Assessment Adaptation chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss Preparing for and coping with the impacts of climate change is known as adaptation and communities around the country are beginning to plan for a future climate that is different than the one humans have known for the past 10 000 years Still says Rosina Bierbaum co convening lead author on the Adaptation chapter of the National National Climate Assessment Mitigation chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss Climate change mitigation involves identifying ways to reduce heat trapping gas emissions as well as finding ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere Humans have many choices to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions and some local and state initiatives are showing some success Still says Tony Janetos convening lead author of the National National Climate Assessment Alaska chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss Things are happening now and they re not little things They re big things Sarah F Trainor a convening lead author for the National Climate Assessment s Alaska chapter talks about how Alaska has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the nation bringing widespread impacts Sea ice is rapidly receding and glaciers are shrinking Thawing permafrost National Climate Assessment Southeast chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The Southeast region faces three main climate change vulnerabilities sea level rise and associated coastal impacts increasing temperatures and water availability These impacts are already affecting everything from energy production to the economic cost of rebuilding after storms Climate change is not something in the future says Lynne Carter convening lead author of the National National Climate Assessment Rural Communities chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The U S is still predominantly a rural country even though most of its population lives in cities Rural America supplies the rest of the country with food fiber energy and many other benefits and climate change is hitting those rural areas in ways that will disrupt most of those relationships says David Hales convening lead National Climate Assessment Hawai i chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The Pacific Islands including Hawai I American Samoa and parts of Micronesia are home to many cultures whose lives depend on the ocean and how they interact with their environment Climate changes that reduce the productivity of coral reefs and produce rising sea levels will have wide reaching impacts People from low lying islands will likely migrate to National Climate Assessment Climate Science chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss It s very clear to us that the climate is changing changing rapidly and changing primarily because of

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  • Americans on the Front Lines of Climate Change | The Story Group
    Jan 03 2016 Discuss After premiering at Banff Mountain Film Festival in November Moving the Giants is touring the film festival circuit well into 2016 The film profiles David Milarch an arborist from central Michigan In 1991 Milarch had a near death experience that inspired a personal quest to archive the genetics of the world s largest trees before Oyster farmers and Ocean acidification Feb 23 2015 Discuss The ocean is so acidic that it is dissolving the shells of our baby oysters says Diani Taylor of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton Washington She and her cousin Brittany are fifth generation oyster farmers and are grappling with ocean waters that are more acidic and corrosive than their fathers grandfathers and great grandfathers knew This ocean Dry and Drier in West Texas Feb 22 2015 Discuss Texas rancher Clay Igo sums it up It seems like it is doin nothing but getting hotter and drier and less rain yearly Clay and his father Kevin have watched as many of their neighbors around Plainview have lost their herds the local meatpacking plant closed and the tax base shrank As Kevin puts it A Colorado fire chief faces extreme wildfires Feb 21 2015

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  • Scientists on the Front Lines of Climate Change | The Story Group
    and water availability These impacts are already affecting everything from energy production to the economic cost of rebuilding after storms Climate change is not something in the future says Lynne Carter convening lead author of the National National Climate Assessment Rural Communities chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The U S is still predominantly a rural country even though most of its population lives in cities Rural America supplies the rest of the country with food fiber energy and many other benefits and climate change is hitting those rural areas in ways that will disrupt most of those relationships says David Hales convening lead National Climate Assessment Hawai i chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss The Pacific Islands including Hawai I American Samoa and parts of Micronesia are home to many cultures whose lives depend on the ocean and how they interact with their environment Climate changes that reduce the productivity of coral reefs and produce rising sea levels will have wide reaching impacts People from low lying islands will likely migrate to National Climate Assessment Climate Science chapter Feb 18 2015 Discuss It s very clear to us that the climate is changing changing rapidly and changing primarily because of human activities says Don Wuebbles a convening lead author on the National Climate Assessment s Climate Science chapter A wide range of scientific observations has shown that as the planet s temperature has risen there have been changes in precipitation National Climate Assessment Oceans chapter Apr 30 2014 Discuss If the average temperature of a large body of water increases that s an enormous amount of heat content says Andrew Rosenberg a convening lead author of the National Climate Assessment s Oceans chapter Ocean waters are becoming warmer and more acidic broadly affecting ocean circulation chemistry ecosystems and marine life Rising

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  • Stories | The Story Group
    from the proposed Pebble Mine site Water from the site migrates into the lakes and streams surrounding the village supporting the millions of sockeye salmon that spawn in the area and the natives that live off the fish The residents worry that a mine in Lost in Migration Copper s Threat to Alaska s Salmon Aug 13 2012 Discuss New science is pointing to a dark future for the Bristol Bay salmon if the controversial Pebble copper mine is developed This video looks at the effects a massive mine development would have on salmon in Bristol Bay s most productive sockeye spawning rivers What science has uncovered are the effects of minute amounts of copper Voices of the Fraser River A Colorado valley fights for its river May 14 2012 Discuss Voices of the Fraser River presents six diverse voices describing the importance of keeping Colorado s Fraser River flowing and healthy Denver wants this water and the residents of the Fraser Valley want Denver to hear their stories The Fraser River flows through Winter Park and is one of the main tributaries to the Upper Colorado Return of the American Bison Mar 15 2012 1 Comment On March 19 2012 63 genetically pure Yellowstone bison were rounded up in a holding facility near Yellowstone National Park and relocated to the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine reservation in northeast Montana For the first time in more than 100 years pure wild bison returned to their historic range For the Native people it was Tapped Out The Upper Colorado on the Brink Jan 03 2011 Discuss Tapped Out The Upper Colorado on the Brink In Colorado most of the population in Denver and other Front Range cities rely on water diverted through pipelines and tunnels from the Upper Colorado River on

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  • Galleries | The Story Group
    two forks of the St Vrain River that join in Lyons jumped their banks inundating the town In one night Lyons lost 25 of its homes the Tracking the Ghost Cat Aug 28 2013 Discuss John Squire s research is at the center of an effort to protect the lynx and its forest in one of the biggest conservation deals in history a joint project between The Nature Conservancy and

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  • About Us | The Story Group
    storytelling must engage people through video photographs and sound in short multimedia We combine strong journalistic ethics with new media techniques to achieve the most enduring goal of storytelling to inform and delight The Story Group is available for assignments and commissions specializing in environmental and natural resource stories in the Western U S and abroad We maintain a stock footage and photography library available for licensing We believe in the enduring power of journalism We are committed to covering the issues that define our time and to giving voice to those individuals or groups who need it Principals Daniel Glick worked for Newsweek for 13 years as a Washington correspondent and a roving Rocky Mountain correspondent He has also written for National Geographic Smithsonian Audubon The New York Times Magazine the Washington Post Magazine Harpers Esquire Men s Journal Outside National Wildlife and more than a dozen other periodicals He is the author of two non fiction books and contributed to two anthologies and a photo book on climate change and polar bears He is a past contributor to National Public Radio and CalNet formerly California Public Radio and was an associate producer of a documentary about the murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey In 2014 he was one of the editors of the National Climate Assessment and has written about climate change issues for more than 20 years He was a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Algeria in 1996 and has a Masters degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley Dan is a recipient of the Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado You can visit Dan s personal website here Photojournalist Ted Wood is an editorial photographer and videographer based in Boulder CO His work

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