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Review: A Window on Eternity, by E. O. Wilson

David Edmund Moody | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
David Edmund Moody

He confesses that he suffers from a "mild arachnophobia" -- so much so that he was unable to cope with and preserve a large and colorful orb spider that he had acquired with some difficulty, and instead simply opened the plastic bag and released it back into the wild.

Seeds of Intimacy -- The Jane Goodall Effect

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 04.11.2014 | Books
Frances Moore Lappe

What I'd never fully gotten before this book is how knowledge could awaken feelings of intimacy. As I read Seeds of Hope, again and again I felt appreciation, gratitude and awe. And are these not feelings we associate with intimacy and even love?

Calling All Pagans

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're all in it together. We're part of nature, not its master. This concept is the missing foundation stone of contemporary civilization.

Mountains as Sacred Centers

Ginna Kelly | Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion
Ginna Kelly

I personally draw great spiritual strength from mountains. While climbing a mountain, I am fully in the present moment. I come face to face with what seems to be ultimate reality.

Americans DO Care About Climate Change!

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Whether you come from inside or outside the States, do not be fooled by our busy, flippant exterior. Behind it we are worried sick about Earth, its creatures and each other. We are furious at politicians and financiers who either accelerate the damage or do nothing about it.

Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Lab Opens in Mozambique (PHOTOS)

Bridget Conneely | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Bridget Conneely

Professor Edward O. Wilson, a man heralded by the National Geographic Society as 'the greatest naturalist of our time', has lent his name and vision to a premier biodiversity research facility in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.

A Meditation on Life and Death, Intoxication, Sobering Up and Saving the World

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

Not long ago, Meredith Garman, an old friend and colleague currently serving as minister of our congregation in White Plains, New York, and I found ou...

Ecotopia

John Feffer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
John Feffer

The first Ecotopia took place in 1989 in Germany, in a field not far from Cologne in West Germany. Three hundred and fifty people lived in tents for three weeks. They ate organic food. They discussed environmental issues and movement politics. They sang, put on ecoplays, and used a special currency (the ECO) to buy and sell items.

Responding to a Community: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Loneliness and the Sacred Web of Life

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The unspoken poverty in our culture is a poverty of spirit, a real hunger for what the West has forgotten: that not just individual life but all of creation is sacred.

Fake Fights About Big Forces

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

Everyone Needs a Tree

Patricia Rust | Posted 02.19.2014 | Hawaii
Patricia Rust

This morning, I awakened to a tiny, shrill scream. It sounded like death itself, and I had no idea what it could be nor mean. Upon quick investigation which involved a glance over the lanai, I saw that this lovely banyan tree...

Chomsky: Putting the Eco Back in Economy

Abel Collins | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

Environmentalists are frequently characterized as being economy killing party poopers. The truth is we merely want to work and live in a way that isn't self-destructive.

Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem

John B. Thomas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
John B. Thomas

Mobilizing these actors may seem like a daunting, uncomfortable, and perhaps Sisyphean goal. Yet changes in our ocean's health will affect everyone living on this giant blue marble.

They're Getting It Right "Down Under" and the U.S. Should Follow Their Lead

Lisa Novick | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Lisa Novick

Though recent news hasn't been good -- record drought in the Southwest, the precipitous decline of Monarch butterflies, the extermination of top predators that keep our ecosystems healthy -- my recent trip to Australia made me feel more hopeful than in a long time.

IUCN Releases First Online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Inland lake habitat. © Dr. Solomon David. Guest blog by: Dr. Solomon David, Postdoctoral Research Associate Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conse...

Attempted Predation by Puma on Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica

Rob Pringle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Rob Pringle

A short stroll before dinner last Thursday yielded a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sighting -- along with the photos necessary to prove that it really happened.

From Greens to Guns in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

When Communism collapsed in East-Central Europe, it should have been a golden opportunity for the Greens. Newly enfranchised voters were looking for something new. They were skeptical of old-style parties.

7 Ways to Change the World Using Media, Old and New

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Karin Kloosterman

We've sailed over New Year's, and through the most depressing day of the year a week later. Now is the time to make good on your New Year's resolution...

Lizard Study Shows Darwin Was Right About Island Species

natureheader | Ed Yong | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands, he noted that many of its animal inhabitants were so unafraid of people that “a gun is here almos...

A Very Special Bird for Michigan

Huron Pines | Posted 02.23.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

Photo: Gene McGarry The Kirtland's warbler is a conservation success story and one that exemplifies the positive impact of the Endangered Species Ac...

'Big Data' Is an Investment in Nature -- and Human Well-being

Peter Seligmann | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science
Peter Seligmann

CI and 83 partners have been meticulously gathering data on changes in biomass, biodiversity, species distribution and other indicators of ecosystem health. The data from this network offers decision makers an early warning system designed to identify potentially harmful changes arising within Earth's ecosystems.

How to Begin After Prawer-Begin

Rabbi David Seidenberg | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi David Seidenberg

Now that the Prawer-Begin Plan is dead, it's time to look at how we got here. Why are there so many unrecognized Bedouin villages? Did they spring up not only carelessly but nefariously, as many supporters of the Prawer-Begin Plan maintained?

Stop the Slaughter: Time to Rein in Wildlife Services' Reign of Terror

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The agency's unregulated killing gets worse with each passing year. After more than 100 years of ruthless, indiscriminate killing, the carnage must stop. The Department of Agriculture must finally rein in this indefensible reign of terror.