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A Letter from the “Virus,” by Darinka Montico

From Italy, an extraordinary view of humanity as if from the perspective of the SAR S-COV-2 virus in stunning visual detail and narrative.

Oral Tradition and Climate Change ~ Podcast

The oral tradition has been recording changes to the climate for millennia. Join us as we explore the continuing relevance of storytelling today.

COVID 19: The Big Ecological Picture ~ Podcast

The problem with modern politics is that it excludes nature in its planning. Then, nature imposes her will - as she is doing now with the COVID-19 outbreak. What does the virus mean not just in terms of the survival of the human species, but for all of nature?

Canyon de Manhattan

The changing climate is an opportunity to reassess our relationship with the natural world and our own past. It is an opportunity to pause from our frenetic pace in pursuit of “progress” and to remember that humanity only imagines that it can chart its own course independent from nature, but that we cannot.

John James Audubon

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an acclaimed American ornithologist, naturalist, writer and artist. His extensive work illustrating American birds culminated in his color-plate book The Birds of America , containing 435 life-sized watercolors of North American birds.

Puerto Rico: The Ageless Ecological Adaptation of an Hispanic People

A jewel of the Hispanic Caribbean culture, Puerto Puerto Rico is no stranger to environmental challenges, especially in current times. But their model for adaptability and success remain their humanity and natural understanding of environment. This is about the true adaptation of Puerto Ricans.

We are all essential to serving the novel economy

Reimagining a world where we all deemed essential can lead to a better (re)alignment and distribution of resources -including human talent, precious natural resources, and financial capital.

The Great Adaptation

Like a splash of ice-cold water, humans had to start adapting to the harsh ecological realities of COVID-19. “The world gives us our reality,” says Dr. James de Jarnette. “We cannot completely shut ourselves from the rest of the world and go merrily along because the environment doesn’t work that way.” So, naturally, humans are forced to adapt.

Earth Day 2020: Great things will come to those who take swift #ClimateAction

Great things will come to those taking swift #ClimateAction. The past five decades of celebrating Earth Day has proven that with focused and deliberate reinforcement of environmental unity, we can make consistent progress that results in a more sustainable world.

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John James Audubon

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an acclaimed American ornithologist, naturalist, writer and artist. His extensive work illustrating American birds culminated in his color-plate book The Birds of America , containing 435 life-sized watercolors of North American birds.

Puerto Rico: The Ageless Ecological Adaptation of an Hispanic People

A jewel of the Hispanic Caribbean culture, Puerto Puerto Rico is no stranger to environmental challenges, especially in current times. But their model for adaptability and success remain their humanity and natural understanding of environment. This is about the true adaptation of Puerto Ricans.

The Great Adaptation

Like a splash of ice-cold water, humans had to start adapting to the harsh ecological realities of COVID-19. “The world gives us our reality,” says Dr. James de Jarnette. “We cannot completely shut ourselves from the rest of the world and go merrily along because the environment doesn’t work that way.” So, naturally, humans are forced to adapt.

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Not your everyday walk on the beach

As a student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I was able to network through one of my professors to receive an internship at the North Carolina Coastal Reserve at Masonboro Island. I was particularly interested in the internship because it would allow me to combine both of my majors.

The Human Revolution

Just over 200 years have zipped by since humans began to truly command the planet’s resources in ways that have taken humans to unprecedented heights and advances in modern living.

The Ecological Impact of the Industrial Revolution

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