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Keeping Nature Connected To Herself

Keeping Nature Connected To Herself

Recently, I wrote an essay that asked whether current environmental conservation strategies are misguided or on target I questioned the two most prominent conservation strategies suggested by the scientific community. I concluded that both strategies failed to address the preservation of Nature’s energy flow. I suggested that both strategies would fail to maintain a healthy environment. The result would be a degradation of...

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Why Do I Write These Essays?

Why Do I Write These Essays?

Nothing in Nature exists in isolation. The movement of life’s energy, which originates in the sun, takes place because everything is interconnected and interdependent. Your consciousness of interdependence in Nature means that, every time you engage Nature, you ask yourself how a creature, a plant, yourself,  or a natural object is connected to another and to Nature’s greater scheme of things. With this awareness you are...

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We Humans Throw Away 40% Of Our Food

We Humans Throw Away 40% Of Our Food

Barry Commoner, in one of his four laws of ecology,states:   “Everything Must Go Somewhere.  There is no “waste” in nature, and there is no “away” to which things can be thrown.  Everything, such as wood smoke, nuclear waste, carbon emissions, etc., must go somewhere.”   One of the key characteristics of all creatures in Nature is that they never produce any waste that is not used by someone else in the food chain. Everything...

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Nature’s Relationships : Fire Is A Connecting Force

Nature’s Relationships : Fire Is A Connecting Force

  Fire, to we humans, is a paradox. It is both friend and foe. We need it, yet it can destroy us. In Nature, fire is a positive force. Fire is an important part of forest and grassland ecology. It is a force in Nature that provides new and restored connections. Paradoxically, the destructive nature of fire is its great strength. Fire is a transformational force that Nature requires in order to bring health to ecosystems. This lesson was...

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Nature’s Relationships : What Is Life ?

Nature’s Relationships : What Is Life ?

If we could surrender to Earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted—like trees.” ~ Rainier Maria Rilke   What Is Life ? This is a question with many answers. A dictionary might tell us that life is a distinctive characteristic of a living organism that has he capacity to grow, metabolize, respond to stimuli, adapt, and reproduce. But, defining life requires a greater depth if we are to understand how Nature operates.   We can...

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Great Conservation Stories

Great Conservation Stories

  In between the government endorsed wolf killings and the negative environmental impact of off-road ATVs, there are many silent conservation heroes who are making a difference and setting examples for the rest of us.   As I do research for my blog posts, it is becoming increasingly clear to me that all is not gloom and doom in the world of conservation. Despite the wolf killings and the ATVs, there are many silent heroes who are making a...

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