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KAREN PETERSON

 

Portfolio 2017

 

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MAGAZINE FEATURES

 

CLIMATE CHANGE & THE ENVIRONMENT

The Ups and Downs of the 'Deep Ozarks' Sound

Acoustic Guitar, Sept 2017

 

My trip to the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ozarks to  spend an evening at the McClurg jam, gathering place for old-timey guitar legends. Also included, an interview with the patriarch of the Baldnabbers, a hillbilly musical revue that helped launch Branson, the entertainment capital of the Midwest.

Green Magazine Publishing

Founder and publisher, TerraMarin, a community-focused magazine and website that covered issues of climate change and the environment in Marin County, CA. Download an edition here (3.3 MB pdf).

 

The Business of Climate Change

Wrote news stories and analysis on the business side of climate change for the aptly named Climate Change Business Journal.

 

Produced the 24-page report, "Mining Industry Gets to Grips with Climate Change" (PDF)

 

"Lessons from Fukushima" (PDF), a report on the impacts of Japan's nuclear disaster on the world's nuclear power industry.

 

"Renewable Energy 2012: Geothermal, Hydrokinetic, Fuel Cells" (PDF)

"Trekking the Mississippi Blues Trail," cover story, Acoustic Guitar, November 2016

 

Flat as a flapjack, with some of the richest bottomland in the world, the Mississippi Delta is so fertile it birthed and then gave everlasting voice to the blues.

Jazz Violinist Christian Howes

Strings Magazine, June 2017

 

“I thought I was smart, I thought from my training that I was an expert musician,” says the award-winning performer, who, by his own admission, “quickly learned that I was full of [it].”

"Homegrown and Healthy," Edible Baja Arizona magazine, July / August 2017.

Climate Change in the Sonoran Desert

© Isaac Oswaldo Rosas León, Fotógrafo El Vigia

"A Legacy of Playing It Forward," Strings Magazine

 

Benning Violins of Los Angeles is helping to make a difference in the lives of young prison inmates and orphans in Baja Mexico.

 

"The City of Tucson Isn't Sweating a Hotter, Drier Future: It's Planning Ahead."  Tucson Desert Leaf, April 2015, page 30.

AT HOME ON HOUZZ.COM

As a contributor to Houzz.com, a home and design website, my specialty was how the natural world influences our indoor spaces.

 

"Meet the Mighty Saguaro of the Desert Landscape"

 

"Follow Nature’s Lead for Artful Stacked Stones"

 

"Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!"

 

"Mysticism and Meaning Meet in an Ohio Artist’s Gardens"