Category Archives: Environmentalism

A small update on wildfire and bark beetles

Sometime last year, I wrote a couple posts about wildfire and/or bark beetles and forest health, so it was really cool to find another article recently explaining how the “devastation” brought by the beetles may actually help prevent more extreme … Continue reading

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Life Support Systems

Resistance and Resilience through Love, Joy, and Hope Author’s note: This essay was originally published in the first issue of A Beautiful Resistance, and posted online last month at Gods&Radicals; originally I intended to post it here the same day … Continue reading

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Wildtending, Earth Healing, and Gathering and Sowing the Seeds

Calling all land regenerators, earth walkers, and friends of the weeds!  You can help heal our lands, today, with the resources you have and the love you have to give.  But this is not how it has to be. What … Continue reading

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Dam removal benefits for birds

Well, some birds anyway. Birds that eat fish that are impacted by dams. This is another bit of news related to the Elwha River, and how its damming, and now freedom, is affecting the surrounding ecosystem. The article concerns itself … Continue reading

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Patterns of succession

This article, Mats and Nets – Patterns from the Dunes, describes two different patterns of plant succession on the sand dunes along the Oregon coast, and how those relate to certain permaculture strategies. It’s really lovely and clear writing about … Continue reading

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Another river to be freed

In Central Oregon, a dam on the Deschutes River is slated to be removed, which will improve habitat for – not salmon, for a change – but redband trout, among other species. The removal will also involve removing contaminated soil … Continue reading

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How Shell got to the Arctic – and why they didn’t get what they wanted

Audubon has a good article talking about some of the process that went into Shell being granted permission to return to the Arctic this past year, and some of the regulations that actually slowed them down a bit. It’s an … Continue reading

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