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"172 Runners Started This Ultramarathon. 21 of Them Never Came Back."
Runner's World, Oct. 15, 2021

As temperatures dropped toward freezing and rain pelted the trail, runners in China's Yellow River Stone Forest 100K knew they were in danger.

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"Can Hatch green chiles outlast the climate crisis?"
High Country News, Oct. 25, 2021

Growers of New Mexico’s iconic crop wrestle with drought, water rights and labor shortages.

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"Albuquerque’s racist history haunts its housing market"
High Country News, Mar. 15, 2021

Policymakers and activists fight to remove pro-segregation, anti-immigrant provisions from property deeds.

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"Despite discrimination and drought, Punjabi Americans farm on"
High Country News, Feb. 22, 2021

As America’s food basket dries out, Punjabi American growers fear the loss of their hard-earned farmlands.

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"How An Ancient Chinese Village Transformed into a Climbing Hub"
Outside Magazine, Aug. 4, 2020

For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.

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"Series: Chaos and Cannabis"
Searchlight New Mexico, Dec. 21, 2020

COVID-19 is pushing thousands of Chinese immigrant workers into the marijuana business in the Southwest—sometimes leading to exploitation, labor trafficking and a cannabis operation in the Navajo Nation that was sowing tension in the Four Corners. 

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"Coronavirus: Revenge of the Pangolins?"
The New York Times, Mar. 6, 2020

China has banned the trade of wildlife, suspecting that exotic animals infected humans. What will that really do?

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"From subculture to mainstream: Rock climbing’s rise in China,"
SupChina, Dec. 4, 2020

Two decades ago, rock climbing was a recreational activity in China practiced by a dedicated handful. Now — with its newly minted status as Olympic sport — it is the country's hottest new adventure sport.

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"How Do We Prevent the Next Pandemic?,"
Outside Magazine, June 24, 2020

Understanding the interface between humankind and wildlife is essential to averting infectious-disease outbreaks. We can't afford to ignore it anymore.

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"Wrestling with past and present: Uzbek father and son cope with life’s takedowns,"
Eurasianet, Aug. 15, 2019

Garik Arakelov was a sports celebrity in Uzbekistan. Now he’s a plumber in New York, nurturing his son’s own sporting career.

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"The Iconic Crag at the Heart of the Hong Kong Protests,"
Outside, Nov. 14, 2019

Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing.

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"A 3,000-Mile Journey for Aspiring Punjabi Drivers,"
The Juggernaut, Oct. 1, 2019

For Punjabi New Yorkers, applying for a driver’s license often kicks off with a 3,000-mile westbound expedition to get over the language barrier.

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"With 'Pacquiao' by her side, Chieng goes for another shot at boxing,"
Rappler, July 28, 2019

Jennifer Dugwen Chieng, a Filipino-Micronesian boxer, hopes to punch a return ticket to the Olympics. In 2015, she gave up her six-figure job in Wall Street to chase her wildest fighting dream. 

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"Nepalis on temporary status in the US dread—and await—deportation,"
The Kathmandu Post, Oct. 13, 2018

Nearly 5,000 Nepalis currently live in the United States on the Temporary Protected Status, granted after the 2015 earthquake. But they have to leave in ten months.