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Named for its role as junction point in ancient New Zealand trade and migration networks, present-day Lake Wanaka has come to another set of crossroads. As increased development, rising population levels, and climate change threaten this pristine alpine lake, the local community faces an array of decisions about if, what, and how something should be done to protect the lake and their home. Listen to find out about what makes Lake Wanaka worth saving, the protections in place already, and the ongoing conversation of what should happen next to save this “jewel in New Zealand’s crown.”

Created, edited, and produced by Ingrid Thyr, Simone Langhans, and Marc Schallenberg. Music written and performed by Chris Selbach. Photo from Simone Langhans. Supported by Williams College (williams.edu), the University of Otago (otago.ac.nz), and Simone's Marie Curie Fellowship (https://www.bc3research.org/projects/sabercultural_eu.html).

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    • Society & Culture
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Named for its role as junction point in ancient New Zealand trade and migration networks, present-day Lake Wanaka has come to another set of crossroads. As increased development, rising population levels, and climate change threaten this pristine alpine lake, the local community faces an array of decisions about if, what, and how something should be done to protect the lake and their home. Listen to find out about what makes Lake Wanaka worth saving, the protections in place already, and the ongoing conversation of what should happen next to save this “jewel in New Zealand’s crown.”

Created, edited, and produced by Ingrid Thyr, Simone Langhans, and Marc Schallenberg. Music written and performed by Chris Selbach. Photo from Simone Langhans. Supported by Williams College (williams.edu), the University of Otago (otago.ac.nz), and Simone's Marie Curie Fellowship (https://www.bc3research.org/projects/sabercultural_eu.html).

    Introductions

    Introductions

    This is a story about a small cross-country ski area in Vermont, its tight-knit community, and the existential threat of climate change.

    • 4 min
    Description of Prospect

    Description of Prospect

    This is a story about a small cross-country ski area in Vermont, its tight-knit community, and the existential threat of climate change.

    • 6 min
    Prospect and Climate Change

    Prospect and Climate Change

    This is a story about a small cross-country ski area in Vermont, its tight-knit community, and the existential threat of climate change.

    • 11 min
    Snowmaking at Prospect

    Snowmaking at Prospect

    This is a story about a small cross-country ski area in Vermont, its tight-knit community, and the existential threat of climate change.

    • 3 min
    Episode 1: Meet Lake Wanaka

    Episode 1: Meet Lake Wanaka

    A brief introduction to one of the coolest lakes on Earth and why so many people care about it.

    Created, edited, and produced by Ingrid Thyr, Simone Langhans, and Marc Schallenberg. Music written and performed by Chris Selbach. Supported by Williams College (williams.edu), the University of Otago (otago.ac.nz), and Simone's Marie Curie Fellowship (https://www.bc3research.org/projects/sabercultural_eu.html).

    • 10 min
    Episode 2: Sh•t Happens (and then Goes into Lakes)

    Episode 2: Sh•t Happens (and then Goes into Lakes)

    An exciting summary of the threats to Lake Wanaka’s health: lake snot, excess nutrients, and raw sewage, oh my!

    Created, edited, and produced by Ingrid Thyr, Simone Langhans, and Marc Schallenberg. Music written and performed by Chris Selbach. Supported by Williams College (williams.edu), the University of Otago (otago.ac.nz), and Simone's Marie Curie Fellowship (https://www.bc3research.org/projects/sabercultural_eu.html).

    • 12 min

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