Posts Tagged ‘ecological hope’

Kempthorne and the Polar Bears

Posted May 16th, 2008 in Blog Comments Off on Kempthorne and the Polar Bears

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: [NOTE: I’m away a few days and won’t post again until next Tuesday.] It’s that incapacity to feel any connection with our fellow creatures, with Nature, to have any integrity, any sense at all, about the significance of our relationships with the natural world, that seems so scary […]

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China and human compassion; south central US and human compassion; Florida and human compassion; Myanmar and human compassion

Posted May 13th, 2008 in Blog Comments Off on China and human compassion; south central US and human compassion; Florida and human compassion; Myanmar and human compassion

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: Had planned to post again sooner than this, but have felt overwhelmed, as I’m sure most of us have been feeling. So much human tragedy all at once. Did you watch the news this evening — not cable, the other guys? I could hardly move afterwards under the […]

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Myanmar and human compassion

Posted May 8th, 2008 in Blog Comments Off on Myanmar and human compassion

Fostering Ecological Hope Today from Margaret Swedish: On the day after Christmas in 2004, millions of us sat glued to our TV screens as we watched the horror left by the great tsunami unfold in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and elsewhere. It was one of those great tragedies the magnitude of which the mind and […]

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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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