Entries by Christian Thorsberg

HotSpots H2O: Amid American West Megadrought, Montana’s Reservoirs Are Running Dry

Christian Thorsberg, Circle of Blue An extreme megadrought is sweeping across the American West, a consequence of climate change that is threatening urban water allotment, indigenous water security, and ecosystem balance. The pain is now being felt in Montana, where officials worry that a historically dry spring will shrink the state’s agricultural yield and increase […]

HotSpots H2O: Water and Land Disputes Turn Violent Along Ambiguous Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

Christian Thorsberg, Circle of Blue The border shared by Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is a strip of hard-edged hills and scoured ridges. Apricot orchards occupy scarce flatlands and oxen graze on thinning fields of green. Nearly half of the 600-mile border remains unofficial and non-delineated, a Soviet-era ambiguity with consequences that reverberate today. Drive for an […]

Volcanic Eruptions and Water Insecurity Persist On St. Vincent

Heavy with ash, palm trees on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent are sagging into themselves.

Great Lakes Content Roundup

Christian ThorsbergChristian Thorsberg is an intern this spring with Circle of Blue, and a fourth-year student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He will graduate this June with majors in Journalism and Creative Writing, and will attend Medill’s MSJ program to concentrate in magazine and environmental writing. He is passionate about making urgent climate […]