Berfrois

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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Groundnut Scheming

Groundnut Scheming

Map of areas earmarked for Groundnut development by Martin Mahony The enemy is nature, in the form of wild, uncultivated soil covered with stubborn bush; insect life, that has driven away men and cattle; and climate, which has bred inhabitants who have made few gains in their own battles...

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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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Stoop Space

Stoop Space

If your apartment is too small and familiar to have people over, and your parks and commons are threadbare and inhospitable by incompetence or intent, you go out to restaurants. Here you find public privacy and urbane intimacy...

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Northern Kazakhstan’s City Poplars

Northern Kazakhstan’s City Poplars

In places such as Northern Kazakhstan where there are not that many deciduous trees, poplars quickly took over the environmental imagination of the locals...

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Can Norway preserve Longyearbyen?

Can Norway preserve Longyearbyen?

What was once an isolated, stable society cloaked in semipermanent darkness has been thrust to the forefront of Arctic change by rapid warming and the interests that warming precipitates...

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Raiders!

Raiders!

The evolution of mass raids from group raids happened tens of millions of years ago...

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A Sense of Multispecies Solidarity

A Sense of Multispecies Solidarity

In this era of intersecting crises, conservationists and others will be more and more motivated by a sense of multispecies solidarity...

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Extractivism in Ecuador

Extractivism in Ecuador

The substantial reorientation that occurred in Ecuador and many other Latin American countries was driven by historically high primary commodity prices during the first decade of the twenty-first century...

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A flute made from the wing bone of a griffon vulture was found…

A flute made from the wing bone of a griffon vulture was found…

The hand stencils on cave walls in Western Spain have been dated to about 65,000 years ago...

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Weathering the Pandemic

Weathering the Pandemic

Time will tell exactly how serious the pandemic’s disruption of weather-data gathering and forecasting will be...

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Indigenous groups are often the best protectors of their lands…

Indigenous groups are often the best protectors of their lands…

With more than 60 percent tree cover, Panama is one of the most forested countries in Central America...

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Ki & Kin

Ki & Kin

If the tree is ki, what about the acorns? They agree that the acorns are kin, a whole family of little beings...

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The beds turned dark brown, springy; they lifted from the earth…

The beds turned dark brown, springy; they lifted from the earth…

My shovel hit the earth with a ka-chunk. My friend and I were digging trenches to lay down a line of asparagus. We didn’t get far...

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Hellfire Badgers

Hellfire Badgers

You can tell if a sett is active by placing twigs over the opening during the day and seeing whether the twigs have been moved during the night.

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What I’M Eating

What I’M Eating

Hi. I am a popular novelist, and these are my thoughts about global warming. I grew up in a major East Coast city or perhaps some lesser, sadder place that I’ve built a relatively successful

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