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Biodiversity crisis

FOR millennia, humans have benefited from nature’s generosity without caring much for it. Now, this one-sided relationship has become untenable, especially with an economic paradigm that treats nature with disdain.…

Zero waste

On December 14, 2022 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution at its 77th session to declare March 30 as the International Day of Zero Waste, to be observed…

An offshore prison

For over 20 years, every Monday afternoon, I’ve stood with like-minded concerned citizens on Rt 15 on Deer Isle, Maine – members of our Island Peace & Justice group –…

At COP15, businesses urged to act for nature

Widely blamed for ravaging Earth’s ecosystems, big businesses are nevertheless being turned to as key players in a deal to save nature at the COP15 biodiversity conference. With hundreds of…

Heatwaves

Fish that evolved over thousands of years to survive in cool waters have died in staggering numbers in recent years, blanketing the surfaces of US rivers. And it’s not just…

Efforts on climate

After moving backwards for four years on all things related to the environment under the Trump administration, the Biden administration has put forward an ambitious plan to protect 30% of…

Simple Things

Simple things

Thirty years ago, a friend of mine published a book called '50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save The Earth'. It described the huge environmental benefits that would result…