Berfrois

Only Somewhat

Only Somewhat

Over the course of 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come effectively to grips with humanity’s most pressing existential threats, nuclear weapons and climate change.

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Lital Khaikin: To Justify Land

Lital Khaikin: To Justify Land

by Lital Khaikin 1 – Introduction   *   This text is part of a series of texts called To Justify Land.   *    “…those who believe the land belongs to them cannot ever really understand” — Elder William Commanda   *   I  am  in  the  earth,  wind ...

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“We were born here. It is our land and our river…”

“We were born here. It is our land and our river…”

Much of COPINH’s power lies in combining political radicalism — anti-military, anti-patriarchal, anti-capitalist, and anti-American — with a deep conservative attachment to the Lenca peoples’ heritage and land.

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He was a Road

He was a Road

Since November 9th, many Americans have been searching for ways to incorporate political activism into their everyday lives, to get out of the echo chambers that keep them among only like-minded people.

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What signifies the beauty of nature when men are base?

What signifies the beauty of nature when men are base?

Nature and landscape are palimpsests of history and social violence more than they are alternatives to them. They show back to the observer the durability and definiteness of the world people have made so far.

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‘What about the starlings?’

‘What about the starlings?’

A flock of starlings in flight is called a “murmuration,” one of the most pleasing collective nouns. It’s also one of nature’s most pleasing sights, an undulating mass of thousands of black dots that coalesce into hypnotic shapes, like an airborne Rorschach test or a lava lamp.

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When, Drunk, One

When, Drunk, One

Living in rural Vermont, I enjoy proximity to wilderness, though I observe its sickness at close range. In spring, my family marks the return of swallows and red-winged blackbirds on the barn door.

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‘This won’t kill the Paris process, but it will severely weaken it’

‘This won’t kill the Paris process, but it will severely weaken it’

With so little to guide predictions, the reality of a Trump presidency has become a national Rorschach test. Conservatives and the anti-establishment imagine an ascendant Trump will set a path for a more competitive national economy, smaller government, and a stronger defense.

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Coal’s Victory

Coal’s Victory

Peabody Energy is, by its own description, the “largest private sector coal company in the world.” It’s also bankrupt. The company, based in St. Louis, filed for Chapter 11 this past April. Today, on the news of Donald Trump’s victory, Peabody’s stock surged almost fifty per cent.

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A Drop Fell on the Umbrella Magnolias

A Drop Fell on the Umbrella Magnolias

On rare occasions, the townsfolk of Amherst, Massachusetts, would catch a glimpse of a ghostly figure dressed in white, leaning over to tend her flowers by flickering lantern light.

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Fang Marks

Fang Marks

We meet a fat diamondback five minutes down the trail. He is stretched across the path, dozing in the shade of a juniper bush.

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Yakety Yak

Yakety Yak

Few people have found themselves chased by a yak in the course of their academic research – but that’s what happened to Dr Riamsara Kuyakanon Knapp while studying for her PhD in Cambridge’s Department of Geography.

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Foliage Traffic

Foliage Traffic

Autumn is an economic windfall for New England, as millions of visitors descend waving foliage maps and cameras. There is even a peeper lingo: “peak,” “leaf spotter,” “foliage traffic.”

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Ireland’s Fight Against Big Water

Ireland’s Fight Against Big Water

If the potential was there for an outbreak by the autumn of 2014, why did water charges come to be its focal point?

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Kohle

Kohle

Germany is Europe's largest economy, and its wealth depends heavily on exporting industrial goods made with cheap electricity. Lignite is the cheapest source of electricity from fossil fuels, and Germany has the world's largest reserves of it.

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