Monthly Archives: March 2015

Impact of bark beetles on forest health

One of the so-called problems in recent years in many forests in the western United States has been larger “attacks” of various species of bark beetles, which feed on the trees, introducing fungus as they do so that eventually kills … Continue reading

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The Jotnar as destructive deities – or not

One of the things I’ve been most frustrated with, religiously, is finding other people with similar perspectives in a theological or bigger-picture religion sense. Most of the heathen-oriented people I communicate with don’t bring up environmental concerns as part of … Continue reading

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Ecologically-friendlier ranching

Something positive this week. Here is an article about ranchers turning towards managing their cattle in ways that more closely mimic how wild herbivores would move across landscape, with benefits to the plant communities – which leads to economic benefits … Continue reading

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A bit more about my politics

I recently updated my About page, but I hate writing those things and so I omitted a lot of details. I am a very white, cisgendered, currently able-bodied, queer woman. My political views have landed consistently in the lower left … Continue reading

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Our soft and squishy foundation

Today I was going to write a nice tidy post about soil. Because soil is so tidy, right? But soil ecology, it’s important! It is quite literally the foundation of ecosystems; I trust I don’t have to explain why. And … Continue reading

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The other tragedy with bees

The ecologist Ruth DeFries calls the last half-century of agricultural industrialization “the Big Ratchet.” It is the latest and most extreme example of a cycle of technological innovation that has allowed humanity to thrive in the face of constant ecological … Continue reading

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