Nature

The Voice Of The Earth: Help Us Hear The voice

Cognitive Liberty Recommended Reading Roszak offers a way forward out of the paralyzing crises of our times. He challenges us to return to our "inherent intimacy with nature" and "innate animistic sensibility." The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology by Roszak What is the bond between the human psyche and the living planet … Continue reading The Voice Of The Earth: Help Us Hear The voice

Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack

By Bob Holmes Genetic Theft In one of the most unexpected genetic thefts ever, a virus that infects bacteria appears to have stolen the gene coding for the poison of the black widow spiders. The virus, named WO, probably uses the gene to help it attack its targets. Viruses often steal genes from their hosts. … Continue reading Virus steals black widow poison gene to help it attack

Trouble in Tibet

Rapid changes in Tibetan grasslands are threatening Asia's main water supply and the livelihood of nomads. In the northern reaches of the Tibetan Plateau, dozens of yaks graze on grasslands that look like a threadbare carpet. The pasture has been munched down to bare soil in places, and deep cracks run across the snow-dusted landscape. … Continue reading Trouble in Tibet

Zen Foxes: A Photographer Is Capturing Nature's 'Masters Of Mindfulness'

'They smell the fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on their fur, close their eyes and then it’s a matter of just being there' “The most beautiful animals are happy animals,” says Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specialises in capturing foxes at rest. “I love them best when they’re totally at … Continue reading Zen Foxes: A Photographer Is Capturing Nature's 'Masters Of Mindfulness'

Coast Dairies National Monument? - Not So Fast

National Monument Status for Coast Dairies Public Lands Could Be More Harmful Than Helpful Rep. Anna Eshoo and Sen. Barbara Boxer have introduced into Congress bills to designate as a National Monument the 5,800-acre Coast Dairies public lands in Santa Cruz County, California, which is owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management. National Monument … Continue reading Coast Dairies National Monument? - Not So Fast

Luiz Antonio Discovering The Sanctity Of Life

By Luiz Antonio Luiz Antonio - A argumentação para não comer polvo (the argument not to eat Octopus) Cognitive Liberty Through positive parenting this young child is given room to think, feel, decide, and act. An exercise in consciousness raising, for himself and his mother. Yes, Luiz, you have done something beautiful. You have exercised … Continue reading Luiz Antonio Discovering The Sanctity Of Life

Lost Words, Lost Creatures: Nature Disappearing From Dictionary

Words are a reflection of society. Removing them from our books, removes them from our minds. Removing them from our minds removes them from our experience. In so doing we lose a piece of ourselves ~ Debra Ellis In the beginning was the Word," reads the Christian Gospel according to John -- just one example … Continue reading Lost Words, Lost Creatures: Nature Disappearing From Dictionary

Save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction

To: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Please sign the petition to protect our monarch butterflies! The monarch butterfly population has decreased more than 90% over the last 20 years and there is substantial evidence to show that this is due to the application of toxic herbicides sprayed on genetically engineered crops. The monarch butterfly is … Continue reading Save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction