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A Disappearance in Damascus

by Deborah Campbell

In the midst of an international crisis, journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide and friend.

Hot, Hungry Planet

by Lisa Palmer

As California’s drought dragged into the next year, I couldn’t shake the sense of a crisis brewing in Carmel Valley. I was also hearing reports of conflict over water in war-torn Syria. I wondered, could water conflict on that scale ever occur here?