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"Over the last fifty years, we have come to recognize that the fuel of our civilizational expansion has become the main driver of our extinction, and that of many of the species we share the planet with. We are now coming to realize that is as true of our cognitive ...Read More
“VanderMeer is perhaps the most celebrated practicioner of the New Weird in contemporary fiction, a current that updates the eerie atmospheres and bizarre netherworlds of writers like H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe for a present confronted by ecological disaster and ominous technology.”
"Our comprehensive assessment of status, trends, and possible futures for nature and people suggests that action at the level of direct drivers of nature decline, although necessary, is not sufficient to prevent further deterioration of the fabric of life on Earth. Reversal of recent declines—and a sustainable global future—are only ...Read More
“We want what we eat to save our lives; to reflect our worldliness, the uniqueness of our identities; to fulfill our desire for the new and interesting. One result is that some of the most staple of staples — things like bread or milk or apples — are having a ...Read More
Branding agroecology as a backward-looking, do-nothing approach to traditional agriculture is a defensive response to the failures of Green Revolution practices. In fact, agroecological sciences offer just the kinds of innovations small-scale farmers need to increase soil fertility, raise productivity, improve food and nutrition security, and build climate resilience.
Queryable Earth is the concept of a searchable database of Earth’s surface. Search for any object, such as a ship, and Machine Intelligence will return image results from the entire history of satellite imagery. Search 'epizoic media' for more.
Livestock farming is destroying our planet. (...) Plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat and genetically modified animals have all been proposed as potential solutions. Which is best? All of these combined, say researchers.
Around the globe, researchers are turning to what is known as Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) to fill out an understanding of the natural world. TEK is deep knowledge of a place that has been painstakingly discovered by those who have adapted to it over thousands of years. #ecology