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Stewart Udall’s vision of building a legacy of environmental consciousness.

Stewart Udall’s vision of building a legacy of environmental consciousness.

Recently, I spent some time visiting Canyonlands National Park in Utah.  I was particularly moved by the magnificent vista that surrounded and included the convergence of the Colorado River and the Green River. “Awesome” is an understatement. Later, I was deeply inspired by the story on a plaque that described the vision of the newly appointed Secretary of the Interior,  Stewart Udall’s vision for this new park.  On a...

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Extensive Web of Life Internet Resource Lists

Extensive Web of Life Internet Resource Lists

You are welcome to explore extensive Internet resource lists for 22 subjects about Nature and Her interdependent web of life . The lists are categorized by topic. These lists will be useful to environmental educators, students, and anyone who wishes to do further research on the material provided in this web site. To go to an individual resource list, simply click on its title in the list provided below. You can also view the list by...

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Earth’s Web of Life

Earth’s Web of Life

If you have been a regular reader of my blog site, you may have noticed a recent subtle change. You now rarely see the words “Connections in Nature”. Increasingly, I use the the expression “Web of Life” to portray what this web site is all about. In truth, I have struggled to find a good way to describe the interconnectedness of Nature in my writing. For me the term “Connections in Nature” has always...

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Humans Killing Animals Alters The Flow Of Nature’s Energy

Humans Killing Animals Alters The Flow Of Nature’s Energy

“Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals. … The circuit is not closed; some energy is dissipated in decay, some is added by absorption from the air, some is stored in soils, peats, and long-lived forests; but it is a sustained circuit, like a slowly augmented revolving fund of life. … When a change occurs in one part of the circuit, many other...

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Powerful Voices In The Midst Of Ecological Instability

Powerful Voices In The Midst Of Ecological Instability

I wish to share with you the wisdom of three people who will inspire you and help you think about the impact of an interconnected Nature on your life and the lives of all other human beings. I have mentioned each of these people separately in other posts. But, their messages have much more power when presented as a whole.   Rachel Carson was an early pioneer in advancing the idea that everything in Nature is interconnected. In her 1962...

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In Praise Of Prairies

In Praise Of Prairies

Each summer, I take a break from a structured life and roam in Nature throughout the United States. I have a special fondness for visiting tall-grass prairies where vast expanses of grasslands speak to me in the soft voice of moving grasses, gentle winds, and the sounds of birds. It is here that I experience a profound solitude and a deep connection with Nature. The prairie is also where I experience what has been lost and what is being...

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