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Brett Wilkins: Study Shows World’s Richest 1% Emit More Than Twice as Much CO2 as Poorest 50%

The over-consumption of a wealthy minority is fueling the climate crisis, yet it is poor communities and young people who are paying the price.

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: The Lost Words Blessing

Enter the wild with care, my love
And speak the things you see

September 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: Election day is nearing, but there’s no end in sight to Trump’s attacks on science

Will the American electorate end up asking for an encore performance of this full-throated rejection of scientific evidence?

September 26, 2020 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: A Few Thoughts from a Cowboy Vegan

I grew up in Texas beef country down the street from a world-famous barbecue stand. I didn’t become a vegan until I was 54 years old. I probably have been responsible, at least in part, for the death of 10,000 animals. It’s never too late to change your life.

September 26, 2020 · 7 Comments

Video: How to Reverse Autoimmune Disease with Supermarket Foods

In this entertaining and informative talk, Brooke Goldner, MD tells how she suffered with lupus for many years until she developed a protocol that reversed her lupus and allowed her to live a full and healthy life. This protocol, as it turns out, also works on a multitude of other chronic diseases.

September 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Mary Swander: Covid-19 among the Amish

The Amish have become an experiment in herd immunity, the direction where we all seem to be headed in the U.S.

September 24, 2020 · 6 Comments

Peter Makuck: Two Poems

Every summer day was the last I thought,
even before my parents were gone

September 24, 2020 · 2 Comments

Kathryn Levy: They

They scare us with headlights. They swerve
into our bodies. They surround us with houses
and ten foot high fences.

September 23, 2020 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: A Vote for the Apocalypse

Since [Trump] is, in his own fashion, a parody of everything: a politician, a Republican, an autocrat, even a human being, he sums up in some extreme (if eerily satiric) fashion human efforts to destroy our way of life in these years. In truth, fiery and furiously fueled, he’s a historic cloud of smoke and ash over us all.

September 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Stephen Dobyns: How to Like It

These are the first days of fall. The wind
at evening smells of roads still to be traveled,
while the sound of leaves blowing across the lawns
is like an unsettled feeling in the blood,
the desire to get in a car and just keep driving.

September 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: Three Cheers for Autumn

I woke up this morning to a chill in the air. I closed the bedroom windows and shivered into my clothes, then hurried down to the kitchen to consult the … Continue reading

September 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: After 175 Years, Scientific American Backs Biden With Magazine’s First-Ever Endorsement

With unprecedented wildfires burning across western states, the Gulf Coast bracing for a hurricane, and the coronavirus pandemic still raging, Scientific American on Tuesday gave Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden its first-ever endorsement in the magazine’s 175-year history.

September 17, 2020 · 4 Comments

Tayve Neese: He says, it’s so shallow

murex shells teaching
wisdom of spirals

September 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

Bertha Rogers: What Want Brings

Gray rain seeps through the fall
of played-out clouds, loops among hills,
ragged mountains; flexes and thins cut, contoured fields.

September 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

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