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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

S. B. Merrow: Reading Half-Earth

E.O.Wilson says we already know
what happens to elephants—to us—

when families are broken, when
matriarchs and memories are lost.

November 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Akashinga “The Brave Ones”: Nature Protected by Women

A growing body of evidence suggests that empowering women is the single biggest force for positive change in the world today.

November 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

Scientists Name Top 100 Unusual And Endangered Birds

There are about 9,993 living species of birds known by scientists. A collaboration between scientists at Yale and the Zoological Society of London have analyzed all of them and ranked 100 bird species based on conservation status and how unusual they are compared to other birds.

September 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Fix and Release

‘Fix and Release’ explores the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, a small turtle trauma centre in Peterborough, Ontario as it fights to even the odds for survival that freshwater turtles face in a modern world. This visually beautiful film shows turtles in a way that few have seen before.

September 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Alex Kirby: Humans Drive Sixth Mass Extinction — UN Report

About one million of the world’s animal and plant species are now at risk of extinction − the largest number in human history ever to be facing the threat of oblivion.

May 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sandy Solomon: Vaquitas

The number of vaquitas left was around 30 in early 2019. — . Today, news about small dolphins: Only sixty vaquitas left. Two years back, they numbered some one hundred “individuals,” living  … Continue reading

April 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Subhankar Banerjee: Biological Annihilation

A Planet in Loss Mode: If you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening to the nonhuman life forms with which we share this planet, you’ve likely heard the term “the … Continue reading

December 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

Paul Watson: The Whale Wars Continue

Sea Shepherd has accomplished something absolutely remarkable over the last 12 years. In 2005 we set out to tackle the world’s largest and most destructive whaling fleet. We were told … Continue reading

August 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

George Monbiot: Disposable Planet

In western society, consumerism occupies a sacred and inviolable space, while the wonders of the living world are dispensable. The world’s largest land animal, the biggest fish, the bird with … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Miyoko Sakashita: Stop Fracking Our Oceans, Californians Say

Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm to our environment and public … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth’s 6th mass extinction event

The planet’s current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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