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Posted September 27th, 2008 in Blog, Featured 3 Comments

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: What an amazing week in this country — with more drama to come.  Won’t it be interesting to see what the markets do on Monday.  You feel the meltdown in the air, the comeuppance for these years of profligate spending and profit-making, all based on credit, meaning debt. […]

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On the edge of the precipice

Posted September 22nd, 2008 in Blog, Featured 3 Comments

Monday, September 22, 2008: Now we begin a new journey here, a journey through the chaos and crises of our times to an articulation of a spirituality of ecological hope.   We will have to reach deep down for that, down to the heart, the heart of the world, the heart of the human. Today, markets, candidates, […]

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Bees can’t smell the roses

Posted May 6th, 2008 in Featured Comments Off on Bees can’t smell the roses

You’ve heard about the crisis of the bees — bee colony collapse, the mysterious disappearance of millions of bees necessary for the pollination of flowers — for the food we eat, for the gardens we plant. The pollination of crops by bees is responsible for a third of the food produced in the US. So says England’s BBC.

No one cause has been found, rather bunches of possible causes, from global warming to the widespread use of pesticides in industrial agriculture to development that has interfered with their migration patterns to overuse of industrial bees, and more. All of these may be factors. But a new study shows that one major contributor is — air pollution.

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