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From Healthy to Extinct in 350 Years — Hakai Magazine

In 1844, six men set out from Iceland in a small rowboat. They were headed for Eldey, a low-lying bare rock about 15 kilometers off the southwest coast. Rare great auks—large, black-and-white, flightless seabirds—nested there and the men had been commissioned by a specimen dealer to get hold of any birds they could find. Jumping… From …

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Fly Fishing Fish and Other Amazing Animals

  Last night I watched a re-run of Blue Planet II on BBC America. I love that program. There is not a lot of quality documentary style programming on Television anymore. Much of it is so dumbed down it has become most tiresome to watch. Nobody got time for that shit. But Blue Planet on BBC …

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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

The weather forecast is for gradually moderating temperatures. It’s a hopeful thought that I try to hold on to as I breath, in and out, the ashes of a world on fire. 

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On Gardening, For All the Tender Creatures

  Sometimes my heart stops for the tender little creatures in the world. Like the pair of fawns and the doe we’ve seen feeding in our  yard lately. During our morning walk today the little ones jumped right out in front of us not 20 feet ahead. They were so strong and graceful as they …

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Every Day IS Earth Day

Happy Belated Earth Day. Does it seem odd to anyone else that we have designated one day of the year as Earth Day? Shouldn’t every day be Earth Day? If you think about it, every day IS Earth Day. For Us. We wake up in the morning and go to bed at night on the …

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Wallace Stegner on Human Progress

“We are a wild species. Nobody ever tamed or domesticated or scientifically bred us. But for at least three millennia we have been engaged in a cumulative and ambitious race to modify and gain control of our environment, and in the process we have come close to domesticating ourselves. Not many people are likely, any …

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