The Fourth River

Stephanie Vega

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The Ayoreo and our Failure of Imagination

By on March 16, 2016

  By Stephanie Vega, assistant editor, The Fourth River   The Chaco region of Paraguay houses some of the most biodiverse and unique ecosystems, from the Gran Chaco thorn forest to the wetlands of the Pilcomayo. The thorn forest of

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Holding up the Panels on the Roof: Neighborhoods Fighting Climate Change

By on February 3, 2016

By Stephanie Vega, assistant editor, The Fourth River   I live in an old house. A very old house, built in the 1880s, with a very old slate roof. It’s brittle and breaks easily. It’s difficult to maintain, expensive to