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Book Review: The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith

The Vegetarian Myth, written by a former vegan of twenty years, is a detailed examination of the fallacies behind the three most common reasons for being a vegetarian. 1,222 more words


When migratory animals get involved

Have you ever emigrated to another country? If yes, why? Perhaps it was to seek a better job, a safer environment or improved living conditions or perhaps all of these were factors. 941 more words


A Wonderful Day

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart… 403 more words

Social Justice

Two Effects of Human Activities on Local Ecosystems

As the human population continues to grow, the amount of natural resources the earth can offer has decreased. In an effort to find new resources many people have turned to wind turbines and wind farms to supplement the growing demand for electricity. 208 more words

Cliven Bundy, Nevada Cattle Rancher vs. Endangered Desert Tortoise

I have seen fair amount of press covering the legal and moral implication of what is happening to the Nevada cattle rancher, Cliven Bundy. Which make sense; this is the news that pulls at our heartstrings, the news we, as humans, can relate to. 1,097 more words

Why is the US Forest Service working in cities?

We just finished hosting the monthly call between researchers working in US Forest Service Research & Development Urban Research. As you can see from the link, these people spend a lot of time answering questions related to people + trees in cities. 168 more words


COTE summer school: "Transfers and interactions between ecosystems"

The Cluster of Excellence, COTE, is organising its second Summer School. This year, the topic is “Transfers and interactions between ecosystems”.

The course will take place in Bordeaux from the 16th to the 20th June 2014. 159 more words