Enviroment

Earth Advocate: Interview with Robert Kennedy Jr.

“See you on the barricades!” is one of Robert Kennedy, Jr.’s signature phrases, and it aptly summarizes his attitude towards fighting the root causes of global warming. Kennedy is a warrior on the earth’s behalf and one of the most vocal critics of the oil and coal indu...

Glaciers, Gases and Global Warming

Glaciologist Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, has led dozens of international research teams into the remote places of the earth to gather historical climate records still frozen in ice. The extreme conditions of th...

The Coming Storm

We live on a volatile planet. The earth has always changed, and the evidence of natural cyclic patterns of cooling and warming are preserved as historic records within our ice sheets. But today, climate patterns are changing at an ever-accelerating rate well beyond pred...

Can Plants Read Our Thoughts?

Can plants somehow sense or understand our thoughts? Is that even possible? Would gaining a greater understanding of the underlying interconnectivity of all life expand our awareness of the “nature” of our physical world? One of the first researchers to conduct plant se...

On The Same Wavelength

After thirty years of swimming with dolphins and whales, Joan Ocean is regarded as an authority on the subject of dolphin and whale communication. Ocean developed the remarkable methodologies for this pioneering work and has authored two books translated into eight lang...

An Ecology Based Education

What is the purpose of education? What exactly are we trying to achieve by sending kids to school for twelve years? Many people talk about reform, but Dr. David Orr, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College, says we need to rethink our school ...

The Art of Being Prepared for Any Catastrophe

September is National Preparedness Month in the U.S. – spawned by the World Trade center trauma in 2001. In honor of the event, most Americans listen to a few speeches, wave a flag, and cram another piece of mom’s apple pie down their throats. In truth, according ...

Earth in Mind

The normal temperature range for growing lemon trees is seventy to fifty-five degrees. Below fiftyfour degrees Fahrenheit they go into dormancy, which is why much of the world’s citrus is grown in sun belts like Florida and California. But although the average temperatu...

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