Berfrois

260,000 feathers fill 15 freezers…

260,000 feathers fill 15 freezers…

A burst of whistles pierced the foggy morning in the Missouri Ozarks...

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Oiled

Oiled

I am obviously not travelling for coffee but for oil. Or rather: for art...

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The Paradise Parrot was feared to be extinct…

The Paradise Parrot was feared to be extinct…

The extinction of a species is a ghastly thing...

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Fired

Fired

We badly need a healthier relationship to combustion. Rather than erratic, runaway fires, we need regular, restorative ones, like we used to have...

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Wonderful Schrebergartens

Wonderful Schrebergartens

Through the plague year, nature has been the only permitted escape: the parks, the hikes...

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Conservation of Conservation

Conservation of Conservation

The book runs the gamut of conservation techniques: specimen collection and field research, zoos and nature preserves, assisted colonization, and de-extinction via genetic rescue...

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Happy New Year, Coral!

Happy New Year, Coral!

Even though reefs got knocked down, they got back up again...

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Extraordinary Winter

Extraordinary Winter

Beginning in December 1917, a powerful series of unrelenting and formidable ice storms and blizzards wreaked havoc across the United States...

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Forest Knowledge; Mountain Faith

Forest Knowledge; Mountain Faith

Deep inside the fractured forests that still ring the mountain, a hallowed sense of wonder persists...

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China’s REE Monopoly

China’s REE Monopoly

The most infamous mine in China is Bayan-Obo, the largest REE mine in the world. Even more infamous than the mine itself is the tailing pond it has produced...

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Now Quite Retired

Now Quite Retired

The soapwort gentian now. In an old pasture, now grown up to birches and other trees, followed the cow-paths to the old apple trees...

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Groundnut Scheming

Groundnut Scheming

At the sites chosen for the groundnut scheme, tractors and bulldozers from military surplus stores in Egypt proved unable to tackle the hard ground and tough vegetation, so the planners turned to a novel solution: repurposing surplus Sherman M4A2 tanks...

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Mix-Oh-My-Seat

Mix-Oh-My-Seat

Like fungi, myxomycetes begin their lives as spores, but when a myxomycete spore germinates and cracks open, a microscopic amoeba slithers out...

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Sea Snot Spectacle

Sea Snot Spectacle

The superficial international media hype rattled locals for its treatment of mucilage primarily as a spectacle...

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Spectacle’s Spectacle

Spectacle’s Spectacle

Spectacle Island would not look the way it does today if it were not for Boston...

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Looking for Frogspawn

Looking for Frogspawn

When we found the lumpy soup of proto-frogs, it felt reassuring to me: a symbol of renewal...

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Samburu Women and Forest Management

Samburu Women and Forest Management

Community groups are playing a prominent role in managing major forests...

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For Van Gogh, the Camargue huts were active…

For Van Gogh, the Camargue huts were active…

Humble dwellings like the Camargue huts invite us to tell a different kind of story about human-environment relationships, one less focused on human beings’ mastery of nature...

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Carbon Era

Carbon Era

As power plants find more effective and eco-friendly ways to produce energy, they often increase their output in response to their elevated efficiency. In doing so, they also produce more CO2 than they would otherwise...

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