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Co-creating with Nature

Rather than tracking our own important engagements, the calendar charts the plans of twenty familiar friends with whom we share space every day, but often forget have busy lives themselves.

February 23, 2024

Rim Fire

HEATED: Challenging objectivity in climate journalism

Presenting an issue like climate change as a debate with two sides, as is still somewhat common, is often justified under the banner of objectivity, but it’s only one of many dissonant standards that environmental reporters are held to, argues podcast guest Emily Atkin.

February 23, 2024

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Has the White House Gone Green?

A mix of celebration and scrutiny has followed Biden’s announcement of a pause on LNG export approvals. Whether this dramatic policy shift was spurred more by dogged activism, desperate vote-seeking, saturated markets and pissed off gas execs, or simply by resource depletion, it is a win for frontline communities and the environmental justice movement.

February 23, 2024


Celebration of the Commons

And this is true of all common goods. It is only the crazy logic of a capitalist market that wrenches any benefit out of waste. Short-term gain is never a real gain.

February 22, 2024

John Robb

John Robb: “Networked Tribalism, AI, and Asteroids”

On this episode, Nate is joined by author and technology analyst John Robb to discuss how geopolitics, information warfare, and technology are shaping how we understand the world and interact with each other.

February 22, 2024

Mechanical eyes

Watching Work

All work involves, to some degree, both body and mind. This plays a major role in the degree to which AI can or cannot effectively replace human labour. Yet even if AI can not succeed in taking away your job, it might succeed in taking away a big chunk of your paycheque.

February 22, 2024

Mother and baby sperm whale

Sperm Whales Have Culture Too: Strong Evidence That Clans, Culture, and Dialects Are Not Unique to Humans

The facts about sperm whales rival in some ways the extreme capacities and behaviors that until recently we thought were uniquely human.

February 21, 2024

Center of Athenian democracy

From citizens of nations to citizens of cities

As philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis underlines, the equality among citizens of Ancient Athens was not based on the granting of equal passive ‘rights’, but active general participation in public affairs.

February 21, 2024

small business

Redesigning Business for Sustainability

We need to reform businesses so they adopt environmental protection goals on their own. This means encouraging new legal forms of business: ones that allow the purpose, governance, and role of profit to align with the steady-state goal.

February 21, 2024

Inuit hunter

On this Social Network, Sea Ice, Traditional Foods, and Wildlife Are Always Trending

Using an app developed by Inuit in Nunavut, Indigenous communities from Alaska to Greenland are harnessing data to make their own decisions.

February 21, 2024

Fall of Icarus fresco

How Do You Love What You Keep?

Limits are a necessary part of bringing about the life I long for, and of caring for the people, places, and futures we’ve all been entrusted to keep.

February 21, 2024

Nissan Leaf battery pack

Inexhaustible Flows?

It should not be surprising that we have not yet been—and may never be—able to engineer long-term-sustainable modernity (i.e., high-tech). I strongly suspect that’s not even a thing. Why on Earth would we just assume that it’s possible?

February 21, 2024

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