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We Can Keep Our Open Spaces by Limiting Population

Human Overpopulation

GR:  Human overpopulation results in

  • burning more fossil fuel for energy,
  • conversion of more natural habitats to farms,
  • more destruction of life with pavement and concrete,
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Human Impact

Interconnected

Everything in the Earth, including the natural and the built worlds, is interconnected in a myriad of nuances. One of the first rules of ecology goes along the line of: 249 more words

Mindanao

Review of The Sixth Extinction

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. This cliche that came to mind while reading that the Javan rhino, once widespread in Southeast Asia, is down to “less than fifty individuals left, all in a single Javanese reserve” (Kolbert 2014, p. 522 more words

Extinct

How regular landscape monitoring can save lives

With so much loss and destruction following in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the Italian and New Zealand earthquakes, it is hard to sometimes accept the sheer magnitude of natural processes such as tectonic events or tropical storms. 440 more words

Geography In The News

Fiction and the Existential Epiphany: The Southern Reach Trilogy

Little House on the Prairie. The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings. 1984. The Handmaid’s Tale. The Bluest Eye.

I can point to a handful of the thousands of novels I’ve read over my lifetime as books that truly changed the way I saw the world. 2,055 more words

Weirdos And Outcasts

Living Planet Report 2016

GR:  The Living Planet Index, which measures abundance levels of 14,152 monitored populations of 3,706 vertebrate species, continues to show a downward trend. On average, monitored species declined by 58% between 1970 and 2012.  263 more words

Nature Conservation

Alien species in my garden!

Today whilst volunteering in London at a wetland centre a member of the public came up to me and said… “I just saw a crab walk by on the path”. 471 more words

Science