By Selina Rifkin
The first principle of Pagan kosher is eating locally. Local is a scale of distance. It might be the chickens in your backyard, or on your roof if you live in a city. It might be the milk you buy from the farmer in the next town, the grain from the next . . . → Read More: Pagan Kosher: Eat Local
By Gus diZerega
Friday evening I drove to Point Reyes Station to hear David Abram give a talk. Ever since I had read his first book, The Spell of the Sensuous, Abram has been on my shortest list of authors to read, reread, and recommend to anyone I meet. Including you, dear reader. (But unless . . . → Read More: The Silence of the Earth and Earth Day, 2013
As those of you who may have been following me on my own blog, Therioshamanism, may have seen, I recently adopted a half mile stretch of the Columbia River to keep clean and otherwise tend to. It’s downstream from Portland and a bunch of industrial areas, never mind all the towns and cities . . . → Read More: Grounding Through Land Stewardship
In society today we place a high value on the concept of wilderness. A wilderness is a region of the landscape that we perceive as pure, pristine, and untouched by human influence. We like the idea of the wilderness. We like the idea that, even as our cities grow larger, there is still . . . → Read More: The Myth of Wilderness
The Classical Elements Confront Land and Energy
By Steven Ferrey
Abstract: For thousands of years, the classical theory, which was considered the best science of the time and was observed my most cultures and religions of the world, held that there were four basic elements from which everything in life was constructed: Earth, Water, Air . . . → Read More: Earth, Air, Water and Fire
Losing species can cause real economic harm, ability to preserve original growth
Losing bio-diversity can destroy a farmland’s ability to bounce back from disasters such as fires and droughts, a Canadian study, one of the first to test the thesis in the field, suggests.
The study focused on long-term attempts to protect valuable pastureland from . . . → Read More: Bio-diversity Safeguards Against Natural Disaster: Study
[Snip] Most recently I watched The Secret of the Savannah, one of a four-part BBC series highlighting just a tiny bit of the intricate webbing of several complex ecosystems. In this episode the interconnection among the animals, plants, and even base chemical components of grasslands in the Americas, Africa, and Australia were explored, . . . → Read More: A Thousand Invisible Cords That Cannot Be Broken
Theoretical Bases and Sources
By Cristina Segura Graíño
Abstract: This article presents the possibilities offered of building a History, in this case of the Middle Ages, that considers the relations people have had with the natural spaces and the urban environment where their lives have developed. I defend the need for a History of those . . . → Read More: An Ecological History in the Middle Ages?
By Rebecca Smithers
As much as half of all the food produced in the world – equivalent to 2bn tonnes – ends up as waste every year, engineers warned in a report published on Thursday.
The UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) blames the “staggering” new figures in its analysis on unnecessarily strict sell-by dates, . . . → Read More: Almost Half of the World’s Food Thrown Away: Study
By Morgause Fonteleve
In the last 24 hours, over 220 000 acres of rain forest have been destroyed, 50 000 people died of starvation and more than 145 plant or animal species became extinct.
In the past century half the world’s wetlands have vanished, 80% of grasslands and 40% of the worlds land surface suffer . . . → Read More: Religion and Ecology