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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sandra McPherson: On the Abundance of Shell Hinges after a Storm

How have these ligaments
held, for their umbones, each life’s intention
of never letting go?

November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

OCEARCH: Track whales and sharks here

Here is a link to the coolest website ever! Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project that helps scientists collect previously unattainable data on … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Filtering a Plastic Ocean

. Filtering A Plastic Ocean profiles ocean activist Marc Ward and his simple invention that removes toxic microplastics from the beach, and therefore the ocean. The film explores the impact … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

George Monbiot: In Memoriam

As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act. It felt as disorientating as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Eric Holthaus: Ice Apocalypse

Rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers could flood coastal cities by the end of this century. . In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Video: The Ocean

This short animated video, commissioned by Greenpeace NL, illustrates the human impact on marine life. The animation is by Studio Smack and the voice-over is by Paul Strikwerda. .

June 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

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