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Living Planet Report

The Living Planet Report is a publication put out by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).  In this year’s release, the Living Planet Report has a calculated index, the Living Planet Index (LPI), which showed a very serious decline in many species of animals around the world. 599 more words

Acknowledging Intrinsic Value

Most of the time, the media treats trees the same way we treat politicians–it’s all about what they can do for us. That is, we tend to talk about trees in terms of what they provide us (humanity), be it timber or other wood products, ecosystem services like carbon sequestration, or even beautifying our landscapes. 769 more words

An Alaskan wrap up!

So i got a bit distracted my last couple weeks in Alaska. The little internet i could attain didn’t seem hardly worth it when i realized i’d much rather be indulging in saying soaking up my last few days in this incredible place with these amazing people. 647 more words

Mountain Vista

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.

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The environmental movement may be larger than ever. On Sunday, September 21, the “People’s Climate March” flooded the streets of New York City. Estimates project an upwards of 400,000 people participated in the climate rally, with  1,484 more words

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Sudden Light, by Garth Stein, is a book that I find difficult to rate or categorize, because it was both more, and less, than I expected. 493 more words