Category Archives: Environment

When languages die, ecosystems often die with them | Public Radio International

Living on Earth July 15, 2014 · 12:45 PM EDT Writer Max J. Rosenthal Photo: An Aboriginal performer in Sydney, Australia. Aboriginal languages in Australia are among the fastest-disappearing tongues in the world. Credit: David Gray/Reuters You probably know that … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Giants – bioGraphic

Story and Photographs by Tony Wu It was late afternoon and the sun was low in the sky. I’d spent the entire day, and many days prior, scanning the horizon for signs of life. My small boat bobbed up and down in … Continue reading

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Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away? | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

A great tract of Earth is on fire. It looks as you might imagine hell to be. The air has turned ochre: visibility in some cities has been reduced to 30 metres. Children are being prepared for evacuation in warships; … Continue reading

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DailyGood: The Power of Story

By Linda Marsa. I stare out the window from my tiny flat on the 300th floor, hermetically sealed in a soaring, climate-controlled high-rise, honeycombed with hundreds of dwellings just like mine, and survey the breathtaking vistas from my lofty perch … Continue reading

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So Much Magic around the Garden, by Michael K. Stone

“Why do you want to work here?” asked Cleveland Elementary School’s principal, interviewing Mary Schriner for a position as a special education kindergarten teacher at the Oakland, California school. “Because your school looks like a prison yard, and I’d like … Continue reading

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A Kiwi EVenture – From the Cape to Bluff by Electric Car: Guest Blogger Deano: Pōhutukawa, Pou Whenua and Power – Wairua to Ōpōtiki

A Kiwi EVenture – From the Cape to Bluff by Electric Car: Guest Blogger Deano: Pōhutukawa, Pou Whenua and Power – Wairua to Ōpōtiki.

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Six strategies for creating system change for a sustainable future | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Six strategies for creating system change for a sustainable future | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian.

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Re-imagining Capitalism: Love and Compassion in Economics | People-Centered Economic Development

In 1999, a conversation about the Ignorance and Want allegory from Dickens Christmas Carol began a business relationship that would last until my correspondents death. He was working at the time in Russia on a concept that hed written a … Continue reading

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Tree Cathedral | Atlas Obscura

The Italian artist Giuliano Mauri was known for creating “natural architecture” by blending organic materials such as branches into large-scale outdoor works of environmental art that were, because of the nature of the pieces he worked with, temporary. Building on … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Glacier | A\J – Canadas Environmental Voice

WHAT DO YOU GET when you put one innovative BC artist, a passionate curator, fifty musicians, and fifty porters, sound techs and camera operators on a melting glacier slated for controversial development as a four-season ski resort?You get “Requiem for … Continue reading

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