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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Linda Parsons: Two Poems

Glad as I was to see
the wasp squirm in the web, shields aquiver,
lance of its ass lowered, I was not prepared
for her glittering approach.

May 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: What the Rain Says

She would die soon but neither of us knew that. Right now, the precious hours were dissolving in the pale afternoon light, just as the rain began again.

May 9, 2021 · 8 Comments

Joe Loria: Factory Farming Is Killing Our Planet. Here’s How.

To protect the planet, we need to protect farmed animals.

May 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

William Wordsworth: Lines Written in Early Spring

Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?

May 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Doug Anderson: Six-thirty AM

And the black lines the trees made at sundown yesterday
in one direction now point the other, saying
see what you missed in your life that was there all the time.

May 4, 2021 · 4 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: Biden’s new moonshot — An offshore wind industry to rival Europe’s

Today, Europe has 5,400 turbines rising from the ocean with a capacity of 25 gigawatts, of energy – enough to power more than 8 million homes.

May 3, 2021 · 3 Comments

Dominic Kirui: How Wangari Maathai’s daughter carries on her mother’s bold fight for green spaces in Kenya

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Wanjira Mathai is empowering Kenya’s youth to lead the struggle to protect the environment.

May 1, 2021 · 2 Comments

Anne Keeve: 5 Climate Change Crisis Facts That Will Inspire Your Green Journey

Experts say that eliminating the consumption of animal products is the single greatest thing humans can do to alleviate climate change.

April 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

Vandana Shiva: Reclaiming Our Common Home

Expand the commons to include everything we need.

April 27, 2021 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: American Ash (text and video)

Old warriors rarely
say anything about
people they killed or
horrors they saw

April 24, 2021 · 10 Comments

Yadvinder Malhi: Observing nature in your backyard is not dull but radically significant

Every decade is warmer than the last, spring is earlier and the weather more erratic. The web of life is shifting and reweaving in complex ways…

April 19, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: The Last Honey Hunter

A sacred dream sends one man on the perilous trail of toxic honey in Nepal.

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

Paul Christensen: Rainy and Cold Today

The soul is hungry in spring, and there is only the crisp, silent air to feed it.

April 18, 2021 · 4 Comments

Dan Brook: The Cost of Meat

The costs of meat are impoverishing and killing us. We can save a lot by ditching meat and dairy, while creating a more compassionate, healthy, just, and environmentally-sustainable world.

April 17, 2021 · 16 Comments

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