What makes a forest healthy? Māori knowledge has some answers.

RUATĀHUNA, New Zealand — In certain seasons, the forest used to look like a bride, recalled Māori elders in Ruatāhuna: vibrant, healthy, and clothed in all its glory. These days, they agreed, it looks more like an old lady, ragged and tired. There’s a feeling of loneliness there now, too, as if the forest is […]

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POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farming?

We don’t typically get to follow the lives of individual animals who are killed for their coats. Now, a short film is offering us a harrowing glimpse into the short and tragic lives of three fox siblings who were born, raised and killed on a fur farm. The film, Fur: A Lifetime, which was just […]

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Un Cardenal, Fibonacci, encuadre y firmas

Antes de compartir estas fotografías de Cardenal común voy a hablar un poco acerca de encuadres, recortes, centrados, regla de los tercios y otros aspectos varios de la fotografía. En estos tiempos en los que la tecnología se ha masificado y en el ámbito de la fotografía digital ha acercado el hobby a mucha gente, […]

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Every sea turtle in global study found to have synthetic fibers and microplastics in their guts

A recent study found microplastics in the intestines of humans around the globe, and new research has now done the same for sea turtles. Researchers at the UK’s University of Exeter and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, a research organization also in the UK, led a team that studied 102 sea turtles in the Atlantic and […]

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Two days too late

I arrived for a short family visit in Israel yesterday afternoon. This morning, completely knackered after yesterday exhausting day of travel, I did the obvious thing – I went in the early morning to Ma’agan Michael to see the putative Asian House Martin – potentially the first for WP. Since it was found by Barak, […]

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