Laureate Blog Posts

Measurements of the atmosphere and sunlight in South-Central Texas began on 04 Feb 1990 from a field outside my rural office. The data include the total ozone column, total water vapor, optical depth (haze) and direct UV-B. In 1994 various full-sky measurements of sunlight, including UV-B, and photographs of the solar aureole (the glow around… Read more

During the looming Persian Gulf crisis of 1990, after Iraq invaded Kuwait, demand for my carpentry skills dried to a trickle. I needed work, or at least something to do. I decided that if I couldn’t find gainful employment I could at least volunteer to try to help someone else. I recalled my time in… Read more

Rodney M. Jackson

Journal: September 15, 2010

October 12, 2010

The first camera traps have now been set out in the Argut Valley, near the Russia-Mongolia border and thought to harbor the Altai’s best snow leopard population. It’s a very remote area — I had to ride a horse for 40 kilometers over difficult trails, along a surging glacial river with cliffs towering high above… Read more

Rodney M. Jackson

Journal: August 19, 2012

October 12, 2010

Mongolia in summer is very different from winter-time. Warm, green, with puffy clouds and outdoor events and everyone heading for the countryside from the city. Our group includes my partner Darla Hillard (SLC’s Education Director), Dr. Apela Colorado an Native America elder who specializes in networking elder healers, shamans and sacred place protectors across the… Read more

  Global Action – CNN ireport on the Sierra Gorda and the 350 movement for the next step to changing public opinion and actions to reduce carbon emission.  Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda I.A.P.  have been mobilizing regionwide concern for the environment for the last 23 years and today the community members are coming to us… Read more