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Polluting Nature With Our Noise

Polluting Nature With Our Noise

When most people think about conservation in Nature, they think of ways to conserve and protect physical ecosystems like forests and the animal life that lives in these ecosystems. However, there are other systems in Nature that are not visible but are vitally important. One such system is sounds in Nature. It is a system that needs preservation just like all other ecosystems.   Natural soundscapes are the voices of entire ecological...

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What Is Our Excuse ???

What Is Our Excuse ???

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Conservation Ethics – Guiding A Reluctant Human Race

Conservation Ethics – Guiding A Reluctant Human Race

Each society creates its own moral ecology. A moral ecology is a set of norms, assumptions, beliefs and habits of behavior and an institutionalized set of moral demands that emerge organically. Our moral ecology encourages us to be a certain sort of person. Over the past several decades we have built a moral ecology around the Big Me, around the belief in a golden figure inside. This has led to a rise in narcissism and self-aggrandizement....

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There Is No Reason To Kill Predators

There Is No Reason To Kill Predators

One of my favorite blog sites is “Coyotes, Wolves, and Cougars Forever” operated by blogmaster Rick Meril. Rick’s blog site:  “…invites research, commentary, point/counterpoint, from expert and laymen alike, on …predator and prey….revealed and discussed with the underlying goal of one day seeing our Continent rewilded…..Where big enough swaths of open space exist with connective corridors to...

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Ecological Literacy – The Path To Human Survival

Ecological Literacy – The Path To Human Survival

In June of 2009, ecoliteracy.org published an important  essay that offered a basis for how we humans must develop a relationship with Mother Earth in order to survive as a race. The essay was based upon ideas first proposed by  Fritjof Capra, the father of modern systems thinking. This blog post is a paraphrased summary of that essay. What is Life? The difference between a living organism and a dead organism lies in the basic process of...

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Humans In Nature – There Are Rays of Hope

Humans In Nature – There Are Rays of Hope

Some ten summers of camping in the forests, mountains, and meadows of the Western United States have given me an opportunity to observe some of the broken links in  Nature’s web of life that have been caused by humans in Nature. Some of my observations have been presented in previous blogs. I expressed deep disappointment in events that ranged from government sanctioned killing (they call it “harvesting”) of important top...

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