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When climate change hits home

If we can’t even get climate scientists to choose entirely honest words for describing the situation, there is no hope of any meaningful action.

September 22, 2023

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Stumbling Towards Old Age

It’s time to take a more realistic approach to the fact that all of us lucky enough to live that long will become ever more dependent as we age. It’s time to face reality and place caring for one another at the heart of the human endeavor.

September 22, 2023

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How to Take out a Pipeline

The speed of economic growth hinges to a large extent on the supply of fossil fuel, especially of oil and gas, which depends in turn on pipeline capacity. Thus, if we are to turn the tide against economic growth, pipelines are a good strategic place to start.

September 22, 2023

plastic pollution

Sian Sutherland: “Innovating the Business of Plastics”

Sian Sutherland is Co-founder of A Plastic Planet, one of the most recognised and respected organizations tackling the plastic crisis.

September 21, 2023

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The view from Washington this week

The drama in Washington is all about the looming end of the federal fiscal year. All eyes are focused on House Speaker McCarthy and whether he can deliver enough votes to keep the government open come October 1st.

September 21, 2023

Traditional wheat farmers in Belgium

Beer farmers – a Fair Deal for a Good Drink

Traditional Belgian beer like Lambic and Geuze needs up to three years to mature. Yes, that is a long time, but there is a good reason for slowing down a bit: taking good care of farmers, nature, a brewing tradition, preservation and development of cereal diversity, and a very special taste.

September 21, 2023

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Grounds Keeper of the Earth: How Campuses Can Transition to Organic Land Care

Seattle University has been a leader in pesticide-free and organically maintained landscape and land care since 1986.

September 20, 2023

Regneration and Resilience report

Volume 1: “Stories of Regeneration and Resilience”

This volume contains seven stories of resistance, resilience and regeneration across the world that highlight how peoples proactive responses to the multiple crises the world faces—ecological, socio-cultural, political, economic, spiritual—are widespread and diverse.

September 20, 2023

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Garden Advice

So that’s my garden advice. It is a framework. You fill in the details — those plant lists and design ideas — based on your place, your needs, your community.

September 20, 2023

Lithium mine

Welcome to the New Green Colonialism

It’s time to flip the game upside down and end that very green colonialism by requiring a southernization of the north — forcing the latter to reduce its consumption of energy and other resources to meet that of the Global South.

September 20, 2023

Chess plan

Was Modernity Inevitable?

Perhaps not surprisingly, I lean toward the conclusion that modernity was inevitable. My position is reasonably strengthened by the observation that we are, in fact, where we are.

September 20, 2023

Rae-Wynn Grant

Crazy Town Bonus: Going Wild with Rae Wynn-Grant

Wildlife ecologist and communicator extraordinaire Rae Wynn-Grant visits Crazy Town to talk human-wildlife interactions, the social side of environmentalism, diversity and equity in the sciences, and ideas for young people (don’t worry if you’re older—the ideas apply to you, too).

September 20, 2023

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