The Collapse Of Western Civilization: A View From The Future


Jesse Kornbluth shares his review of Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway’s new book, as well as his interview with Ms. Oreskes.

The Making of a Wild Child

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Get your child in the wild and the wild in your child because kids are natural in nature!

China’s Economic Explosion is Ravaging its Coastal Ecosystems

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The speed and scale of China’s rapid economic growth has led to widespread degradation of its densely inhabited coastlines, according to an analysis of 60 years of social, economic and environmental data.

I am My Brother’s Keeper

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Who are your brothers, who is your sister. Let’s bring back thoughts of humanity as family.

I am a Nature Dork

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Any chance I have to get out into the trees turns me into a total nature dork.

Have You Ever Been Carried by a Whale? [video]


What would you do if you were kayaking and met two giant whales?

What Do Circumcision And Strip Mining Have In Common?

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Forcefully removing that which we have no right to remove.

Step Lightly Upon This World

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It’s something we’ve forgotten in hundreds of years of striving to achieve more, to produce more, to build bigger and better things.

Ever Wondered How to Build a Chicken Coop?

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Why would you want to build a chicken coop? Why, to house chickens of course. Here are some benefits to having chickens in your own backyard.

The Challenges Ahead for Brazil now the World Cup is Over


The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is over. It brought much joy, and huge disappointment for the hosts – perhaps even worse than the Maracanazo in 1950.

You’ve Never Seen Anchovies Like This Before [Video]


The dark shapes in the water aren’t shadows. They are fish. Lots of fish.

Caribbean Island Buried by Eruption Goes Green with Volcano Power


Crippled by high fuel costs, Montserrat has sought help from its greatest threat: the volcano that almost destroyed the island 20 years ago.

“I Need My Space”: Why Environment Matters When Creating

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The environment I am a part of is draining me. I find that the amount of productivity I experience in a shared, community creation space is much more powerful than any times I try to work from home.

Making Peace with the Coming Collapse


It’s the world’s largest social movement. Jed Diamond explains what it is, why it’s desperately important, and why it’s remained largely invisible.

Edward Abbey, I Loved it … I loved it All!

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“There are some places so beautiful they can make a grown man break down and weep. I know because this is my part of my home. I belong here.” — Edward Abbey

How Does Your Garden Grow? Our DIY of the Day: A Raised Garden Bed


Make it easy for your whole family to enjoy fresh vegetables.