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Christi Turner

Christi is a freelance photographer, filmmaker and writer pursuing an MA in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she is co-editor of the student-run environmental news publication, The Boulder Stand.  Before coming to journalism, she spent over six years in Madagascar, working at the nexus of sustainable development, conservation and the media. Christi helped build Madagascar’s first solar-powered community radio station, produced radio programs for rural communities, and taught Malagasy youth to use radio and film to promote environmental action.  She helped found a community-managed forest in northwest Madagascar, and in 2011 co-founded the non-profit Atsika to support this and other community-based conservation projects in the region.  She has also studied or worked in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Tanzania. 


Content by Christi Turner

As summer Arctic sea ice melts away to nothing, it’s important to remember that not only is the ice shrinking in size - it’s also getting younger and thinner.

The average temperature in Kirkenes for the month of June reached 12.8°C, which is 4.3°C above normal. But an executive meteorologist said this is not a record high, nor necessarily an indication of climate change.

Scientists urged the Norwegian government to protect the invaluable spawning grounds of the northeast Arctic cod, despite its potential value as an oil field.

LONGYEARBYEN. A strong focus on cutting carbon pollution links energy policy in the U.S. with energy innovation in the High Arctic.

The blizzard of snow crabs in the Barents Sea is heading toward the fragile ecosystems of Svalbard, and there may not be time to react.

The complex debate over toxins in Norwegian farmed salmon has experts speaking out on both sides, with some maintaining that farmed salmon is safe while others advise against consuming it at all.

VESTRE JAKOBSELV: The president of Norges Kystfiskarlag, the Coastal Fishermen’s Association, is more concerned with the effects of salmon farming on wild fish populations than he is with the new quota recommendations.

HAPARANDA: The 2013 Barents Reunion in Haparanda, Sweden attracted more than 70 Russian entrepreneurs, an enormous increase over 2012 when no Russian entrepreneurs were present.

The increase in the 2014 recommended total allocated catch (TAC) for the North East Arctic cod fishery represents a small increase from 2013, but scientists say this may be the peak of the quota.