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Harriers: the awkward situation of being native and a predator

Top image: Australasian harrier in flight (photo by Mdk572, Wikimedia; CC BY-SA 3.0).

On the 16th of May, Environment Canterbury (ECan) released the results of their 2017-8  predator “deadpool” for the Waiau Toa/Clarence River black-fronted tern protection project. 407 more words

Birds

Does Outdoor Recreation Correlate With Environmental Values?

It’s easy to assume that people who mountain bike, rock climb, and hike also value environmental protection, but is that true? And do outdoorsy folks do anything to help protect the mountains and rivers where they play? 266 more words

Nonfiction

FinalStraw: The New Movement of Reusable Straws

In light of all of my friends tagging me in this video that is circling FaceBook, I want to share this upcoming company with all of you. 396 more words

Environmental Issues

The Healing Crystal Community Needs to Confront Its Connection to Dubious Mining Operations

You try to shop local and drive less. Your dog’s compostable poop bags are made from corn. Maybe you use jade to increase sexual energy, or wear a clear quartz necklace to clarify your thoughts. 309 more words

Nonfiction

Birdbrain: Go Ahead Love Your Planet. Just not too much. By Virginia Arthur: Book Review.

Wow! A mouthful, I really enjoyed reading this. If you enjoyed Thelma and Louise and/or Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem Trees Please (available on a variety of poetry websites) then this book will appeal to you. 149 more words

Books

The Biggest Bully ...

As we all know, last week Donald Trump reneged on our commitment to the Iran nuclear agreement, calling it a ‘terrible deal’.  It was an extremely poor decision – nay, it was a disastrous decision.  1,175 more words

Political Commentary

In The Moon Of The Red Ponies - James Lee Burke Novel

In The Moon Of The Red Ponies  by James Lee Burke

Yes, yes, OK, you’re correct. Rebel Voice didn’t stay away from James Lee for long. 551 more words

Book Review