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Tim Radford: Dinosaurs’ death may be guide to today

Evidence from the dinosaurs’ deaths 65 million years ago might just provide a lesson to learn about the lasting damage now being done by humanity. LONDON, 5 June, 2018 – … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth West: Love And Loss In The Anthropocene

As a species, we have been unable to meet the challenges posed by our own misguided attachment to growth. “Easiest to see are the larger and most tangible of consequences … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kenya Downs: The Koch Brothers Vs. God

The fossil fuel lobby preached its gospel in Virginia. Now, black churches are fighting back.  Rev. Paul Wilson fastens enough buttons on his jacket to stay warm on a chilly … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eric Holthaus: Up in Smoke

Trees are dying at unprecedented rates. Can we rethink conservation before it’s too late? Each year, the Earth’s trees suck more than a hundred billion tons of carbon dioxide from … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Fractal — 4k StormLapse

. In this beautiful montage of moving images collected over ten years, director Chad Cowan and composer Arvo Pärt capture the drama and poetry of weather. About this film, Cowan says: “Big … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 1 Comment

Walter Bargen: This Falling Away Age

We are at that age when any moment all words are last words. Some might argue that it could be any age and they are right: Golden (probably not), Enlightenment … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Terracide

Think of President Trump and his administration as a den of thieves. There is, of course, the obvious thievery: what they will in the end, as with the recently passed … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Leslie McGrath: Surge/Wick/Raze

1. Surge Under the strobes mounted on their camoed Jeeps National Guardsmen seem to wobble as they check my ID before waving me into the dark. This is not my … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bhikkhu Bodhi: A Decision Cruel and Callous

Much has been written over the last several days about the political and economic repercussions of Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out from the Paris Climate Agreement. It’s been … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

David R. Loy: Awakening in the Age of Climate Change

If Buddhism is to address the ecological crisis, it must clarify its essential message. Let me begin by emphasizing what most of us already know about climate change. First, it’s … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

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