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For Chelsea Ballard, the world underneath the ground we stand on has always had a draw. She earned a Karst Hydrogeology degree and went on to work in several different caves before moving to Arizona to lead our Cave Unit team at Kartchner Caverns State Park.In this episode, Chelsea shares what excites her about working in the unique ecosystem of caves and karsts, and gives us insight into the wonders Kartchner Caverns holds. Listen as Chelsea explains the work her team does, the distinctive features of Kartchner Caverns that set it apart from other show caves, and the importance of conserving this treasured natural resource.Tour Kartchner Caverns yourself by booking a tour reservation at https://azstateparks.com/kartchner/cave-tours/tours. You can learn more about the Arizona grottos of the National Speleological Society that Chelsea references at https://caves.org/state/arizona/.More about our guest, Chelsea Ballard:Chelsea is the Cave Resource Manager / Research and Project Specialist at Kartchner Caverns State Park. She is from Horse Cave, Kentucky and grew up only a few miles from Mammoth Cave National Park and Hidden River Cave. She has been fascinated with caves and sinkholes since she was a young girl after being exposed to the resource from a very early age growing up on a farm. This led her to Western Kentucky University (WKU) to study Karst Hydrogeology. During her time at WKU, she has completed two undergraduate karst thesis research projects with grant funding, taught a Cave Conservation and Karst Management class in Texas, completed a Physical Science Technician internship with the National Park Service, inter-agency trainings with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an internship with the U.S. Geological Survey. She has also worked as a cave guide with Diamond Caverns, Hidden River Cave and Mammoth Cave National Park. She has completed various karst related trainings, karst research projects and classes through her career. She is deeply involved with the American Cave Conservation Association, the National Speleological Society, WKU Karst Field Studies, Karst Waters Institute, and the United States Biosphere Network. She is currently writing a children's book centered around the subject of karst. When Chelsea is not at work helping to protect one of the coolest caves in the world you may find her in other caves helping with geology/hydrology research, mapping and surveying projects. She also enjoys volunteering for cave organizations, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, traveling and visiting her friends and family in Kentucky.Find your next Arizona adventure and sign up for our newsletter at AZStateParks.com/Amazing, and follow @AZStateParks on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter for even more inspiration.
Alexander von Humboldt was a scientist with the means and fame to change how Europe thought about nature. Learn why he's sometimes called the first ecologist in this episode of BrainStuff, based on this article: https://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/alexander-von-humboldt-and-humboldt-current.htmSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are you ready to learn about queer geese? What about owls and other animals? Don't worry, Cook County in Illinois is here to teach you some 'queer ecology' — because everything must be queer. Also, is the house of cards coming tumbling down for Joe Biden and the Biden Crime Family and what about Canadian Nazi's? Yes, it is a #WTFWednesday here on Critical Thinking. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to Trail Correspondents! I am your host moron and this is episode 13 all about the last week on trail. There are a lot of complex, possibly mutually exclusive and contradicting feelings that can arise on the last week of trail. You've found a groove, have your gear and resupply system fine tuned and have all of the intellectual, emotional and physical momentum you could need to reach your destination. But then, there you are at the sign or monument signifying your journey's conclusion. While the contents of each day on trail are usually unknown at the outset and are filled in by the the whims of fate as you make your daily mileage, as you approach nearer and nearer to what you've been chasing for so many weeks and months, it's hard to grasp what the end of the experience will mean for the near future. There's no doubt that the end of a journey like a long-trail is a hard pill to swallow and it's uniquely individualized for each person. Send us your questions about anything and everything here: https://www.speakpipe.com/TrailCorrespondents In today's episode we hear from: Abbigale (Abby) Evans Abby Evans (she/they) has a hankering to shave their head and hike the AT and now they will get to do both! They will be fulfilling their vagabond-dirtbag-poet dreams and aspire to one day become a creative writing professor. They'll be listening to seventies folk music and reflecting on their life as they wander through all the states they grew up in: they were born in Maryland, grew up in New Jersey and went to college at Virginia Tech. Abby is excited for this Bildungsroman and hopes to celebrate their 23rd birthday (August 24) near Maine. Aly Pagano Aly is local to the southern Appalachians in western North Carolina. She has spent her life hiking, trail running, fishing, foraging, and farming; she aspires to increase her own knowledge and awareness of traditional Appalachian folk medicine, music, and skills as in an effort to live harmoniously with the mountains around her. With a degree in Ecology, Aly focuses on seasonal changes, flora, and fauna while hiking the Appalachian Trail. David Firari David “Good Soup” is excited to be sharing their northbound Appalachian Trail with you! This is their first ever backpacking trip and they hope all the reading and shakedown hikes they did pay off. In addition to being a novice backpacker, Good Soup is also managing a schedule of recurring medical treatments back home in Wisconsin in order to make this trip happen. Derek Witteman Derek is a 37 years young Northern California native, presently thriving in San Antonio, Texas. In no particular order he is a physician, veteran, hiker, nerd, and jokester. In his free time he enjoys taking selfies with wildlife, and thinking of spirit animals the represent his current mood. Eddie Arriola Eddie is a travel PTA, physical therapist assistant, who's been dreaming of the PCT for four years. In his spare time he enjoys photography, karaoke, and has other eclectic hobbies. He's originally from southern Arizona, Tucson, and is excited to get back to his primary partner and dogs after the trail. Elke Pabst Elke comes from Germany and wants to thruhike the AT with her dog Tilli. It is her first stay in the USA und doesn t hiking before. She has 3 nearly grown up sons and a husband who take care of everything while she is hiking with her 9 year old dog Tilli. Jake Landgraf Jake is currently on the AT attempting his first thru-hike. A proud Wisconsin resident, he enjoys beer, the outdoors, and the Green Bay Packers. On trail, Jake is known as “Radioface” and is obsessed with cosmic brownies. Follow Jake on his own, daily podcast at whereisjakeat.com. Mary Garcia Mary is a boring woman who likes to make various things, especially her hiking gear. She also has problems completing a thru hike. She did half the PCT in 2017 and a month on the CDT in 2022. Summer Midyett Summer has had an adventurous spirit since she was young, having spent her most of her childhood traveling around the world with her family. She's been dreaming of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since 2020, when she moved to Oregon and fell in love with the mountains of the PNW. While it's certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for the PCT, she's excited to see whatever the trail has in store. FIND US ON ITUNES | FIND US ON GOOGLE PLAY | FIND US ON STITCHER Check out Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise, or praise for Trail Correspondents? Reach out to email@example.com. INSTAGRAM: Follow Trail Correspondents, The Trek, and Badger. YOUTUBE: Subscribe to The Trek. FACEBOOK: Follow Trail Correspondents and The Trek. Sign up for our newsletter Give us feedback on Trail Correspondents here.
How did ranching become an identity? University of Arizona historian Michelle Berry explains in Cow Talk: Work, Ecology, and Western Ranchers in the Postwar Mountain West (U Oklahoma Press, 2023). During the middle decades of the twentieth century, small-scale ranchers weathered a series of crisis, rolled with increasing changes to their labor and lives, and communicated with one another through professional organizations. By engaging in "Cow Talk" - shop talk, about cows - ranchers learned each about one another's shared struggles, and gained a sense of common experience. Through professional rancher's groups, they were able to thus present a strong, united, front in politics, despite the very real disagreements and schisms behind the scenes. Cow Talk examines an understudied era in Western ranching history, after the rise and fall of the massive ranches of the nineteenth century West, and before the news media first learned the name Ammon Bundy. Berry provides a nuanced and empathetic look at how ranching labor and Western environments helped shape a group of people more complex and with a deeper history than one might think. Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann is an assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
How did ranching become an identity? University of Arizona historian Michelle Berry explains in Cow Talk: Work, Ecology, and Western Ranchers in the Postwar Mountain West (U Oklahoma Press, 2023). During the middle decades of the twentieth century, small-scale ranchers weathered a series of crisis, rolled with increasing changes to their labor and lives, and communicated with one another through professional organizations. By engaging in "Cow Talk" - shop talk, about cows - ranchers learned each about one another's shared struggles, and gained a sense of common experience. Through professional rancher's groups, they were able to thus present a strong, united, front in politics, despite the very real disagreements and schisms behind the scenes. Cow Talk examines an understudied era in Western ranching history, after the rise and fall of the massive ranches of the nineteenth century West, and before the news media first learned the name Ammon Bundy. Berry provides a nuanced and empathetic look at how ranching labor and Western environments helped shape a group of people more complex and with a deeper history than one might think. Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann is an assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/american-studies
How did ranching become an identity? University of Arizona historian Michelle Berry explains in Cow Talk: Work, Ecology, and Western Ranchers in the Postwar Mountain West (U Oklahoma Press, 2023). During the middle decades of the twentieth century, small-scale ranchers weathered a series of crisis, rolled with increasing changes to their labor and lives, and communicated with one another through professional organizations. By engaging in "Cow Talk" - shop talk, about cows - ranchers learned each about one another's shared struggles, and gained a sense of common experience. Through professional rancher's groups, they were able to thus present a strong, united, front in politics, despite the very real disagreements and schisms behind the scenes. Cow Talk examines an understudied era in Western ranching history, after the rise and fall of the massive ranches of the nineteenth century West, and before the news media first learned the name Ammon Bundy. Berry provides a nuanced and empathetic look at how ranching labor and Western environments helped shape a group of people more complex and with a deeper history than one might think. Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann is an assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
How did ranching become an identity? University of Arizona historian Michelle Berry explains in Cow Talk: Work, Ecology, and Western Ranchers in the Postwar Mountain West (U Oklahoma Press, 2023). During the middle decades of the twentieth century, small-scale ranchers weathered a series of crisis, rolled with increasing changes to their labor and lives, and communicated with one another through professional organizations. By engaging in "Cow Talk" - shop talk, about cows - ranchers learned each about one another's shared struggles, and gained a sense of common experience. Through professional rancher's groups, they were able to thus present a strong, united, front in politics, despite the very real disagreements and schisms behind the scenes. Cow Talk examines an understudied era in Western ranching history, after the rise and fall of the massive ranches of the nineteenth century West, and before the news media first learned the name Ammon Bundy. Berry provides a nuanced and empathetic look at how ranching labor and Western environments helped shape a group of people more complex and with a deeper history than one might think. Dr. Stephen R. Hausmann is an assistant professor of history at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/food
On the Earthkeepers podcast, we talk a lot about transforming damaged or neglected spaces into thriving ecologies that benefit both the human and more-than-human members of the community of creation. Way back in episode 2, for example, we talked to Tahmina Martelly about how neighbors turned an unused parking lot into a thriving community garden for refugees. In episode 40, we spoke with Casa Adobe in Costa Rica about how folks worked together to restore a neglected region of jungle and to provide community access to a nearby river. More recently, in episode 78, Nick Rubesh and John Wayne Seitzler told the story of their community's efforts to re-wild a section of church property that was once just an unused stretch of lawn. In all these cases, it took a whole community of earthkeepers, working together, to accomplish the work of healing and transforming the land. In this episode, we'll hear how the DeJong family was the catalyst to engage whole neighborhoods in the work of reviving and repairing a 43-acre forest called the Cheasty Green Space in Seattle. Guests: The Dejong Family Mary Dejong Joel Dejong Mentions: Earthkeepers Episodes 2, 40, and 78 Cheasty Greenspace Green Seattle Partnership Duwamish Tribe Check out these photo albums of Cheasty Greenspace/Mt. View and Cheasty trails! Find us on our website: Earthkeepers Support the Earthkeepers podcast Keywords: restoration, trails, accessibility, recreation, ecosystem, ecology, invasive species, deforestation, settlers, native species, wildlife, nature, spirituality, spiritual ecology, community, cultural restitution, cultural restoration, stewardship, connections, relationships, climate change Find us on our website: Earthkeepers. Donate here to Earthkeepers Podcast.Our parent organization: Circlewood. Join the Stand.
Millicent Ficken spent her career studying bird behavior and communication. The first woman to earn a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell in 1960, Ficken authored over 100 scientific papers. She discovered that male hummingbirds have a whole repertoire of songs rather than just one, outlined the linguistic differences between penguin species, and showed that chickadees take turns singing in the morning. She was especially fascinated by how birds play, showing that bird play almost always has a pressing purpose — they're practicing a skill they need to survive.More info and transcript at BirdNote.org. Want more BirdNote? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Sign up for BirdNote+ to get ad-free listening and other perks. BirdNote is a nonprofit. Your tax-deductible gift makes these shows possible.
In this episode we speak with Elena Delacy, executive director of the American River Conservacy about working with California ranchers in an effort to preserve critical ecosystems through land trusts in the American and Consumnes water basins.
Step into the world of canine behavior with the distinguished Dr. Marc Bekoff, a professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology. This episode takes you on a captivating journey as we delve into the emotional landscape of our furry friends, the impact of confinement on their behavior, and the fascinating dynamics of dog-human relationships. We don't stop there, we also tackle the often ignored segment of free-range and feral dogs globally, citing Dr. Bekoff's invaluable experiences with the Jane Goodall Institute and his insightful publications.We also discuss the controversial world of dog parks, examining the fluid relationships among dogs and between dogs and humans. We debunk common misconceptions about dominance in animals and discuss the misuse of the term 'alpha'. In anticipation of Dr. Bekoff's upcoming book, Dogs Demystified: An A-to-Z Guide To All Things Canine, we provide a sneak peek into the wealth of knowledge it promises. This conversation with Dr. Bekoff is an eye-opening session that deepens our understanding of canine behavior, reminding us to respect their emotions and choices. Join us on this enlightening journey and let's explore the world through a dog's eyes together.The Aggression in Dogs ConferenceThe Bitey End of the Dog Bonus EpisodesThe Aggression in Dogs Master Course and Expert Webinar Bundle --- LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFERABOUT MARC:Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published 31 books (or 41 depending on you count multi-volume encyclopedias), won many awards for his research on animal behavior, animal emotions (cognitive ethology), compassionate conservation, and animal protection, has worked closely with Jane Goodall, is co-chair of the ethics committee of the Jane Goodall Institute, and is a former Guggenheim Fellow. He also works closely with inmates at the Boulder County Jail. In June 2022 Marc was recognized as a Hero by the Academy of Dog Trainers. His latest books are The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age (with Jessica Pierce), Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (with Jessica Pierce) and he also publishes regularly for Psychology Today. Marc and Jessica's most recent book A Dog's World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans was published by Princeton University Press in October 2021. Support the show
In this episode Sarah, Mark, and James continue their coverage Bitch by Lucy Cooke. We discussed systems where female aggression was common and the subjugation of other females and males was done by "alpha" females. We were surprised to learn how murderous and violent naked mole rats and sweet little meercats could be. Photo from Akron ZooNaked mole rats are eusocial mammals where a dominant female is the sole reproducer in the colony and others help rear the young. Here is a photo of a queen rat with her newborn pubs and other females assisting in their care. Do not be fooled by the serene nature of this image, those helper females are violently coerced into their roles.Photo from https://lsc.org/news-and-social/news/our-naked-mole-rats-had-babiesagainMeercats are also a fossorial social mammal that is ruled ruthlessly by the dominant female. The play of meercats often mimics fighting, which is always a constant possibility in their tight knit clan.The second half of the discussion focused on female dominant systems that rely more on alliances and social bonding to create group coherence. Ring tailed lemurs and bonobo chimpanzees were the classic system we discussed. At the end we tried to make sense of how ecology, physiology, and culture might be influencing a social system being matriarchal or patriarchal. Sarah noted that the males in these female dominant social systems reminded her of Ken in the movie Barbie. Opening and closing music is "May" by Jared C. Balogh.Interlude music My Humps by the Black Eyed Peas
Dr Ian Smith is back! This time he's going to pretty much sum up half of the wisdom that's ever been dropped on this podcast in 170 episodes. Ecology isn't just for nature's benefit (although, of course, it is partly for nature's benefit). It's also for our own selfish benefits.EPISODE LINKSFollow Ian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EcologIanIan's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/driansmithMy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-fuller-180908208/AIH Cairns Events: https://aih.org.au/2023-annual-aih-awards-dinner-and-workshops/FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIATwitter: @PlantsGrowHere / Facebook: @PlantsGrowHerePodcast - Join our Facebook group!VISIT OUR WEBSITEwww.PlantsGrowHere.comLET'S WORK TOGETHERAre you in the industry or an enthusiast with something of value to share? We're always on the hunt for interesting people, doing interesting things. If you'd like to work with us send a message via our online form or a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Egan, author of the New York Times bestseller The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, discusses what extreme measures people have used to find phosphorus, how phosphorus is misused in U.S. agriculture, and how it's so essential to all life on earth. Dan's latest book is The Devil's Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance.
We love to talk about soil conservation practices on this show, but it's always important to frame it in a realistic context that acknowledges farms are businesses. This means that the right thing for the soil has to also be the right thing for the farm's profitability. Michigan farmer Laurie Isley shares how she's embraced new practices at Sunrise Farms, from strip tillage to precision technology to biologicals and beyond on today's episode of Soil Sense. “We've also found that we continue to be profitable in the same way that we were before using these other practices. And that's really the point we try and get across to the farmers we talk to. Profitability is not this one and conservation this one. They can be very close together. It's not like they're two ends of a spectrum. Some of it isn't that I'm getting a greater yield. It's just, I have fewer costs related to the tillage that I was doing prior to that.” - Laurie Isley Laurie is one of the owners of Sunrise Farms in Southeastern Michigan along with her husband, Jim and their son Jacob. The family farm grows about 1100 acres of corn and soybeans and implements a lot of different conservation practices including strip tillage, cover crops which they have flown on, filter strips, soil tests, and precision ag practices. Laurie, who also spent decades teaching agriscience at the high school level, now also contributes to the industry as part of the Michigan Soybean Committee and the United Soybean Board, where she is the chair of the Communication and Education Committee. “It requires people that are open to seeking more information. So I guess my major message to them is don't settle. Be willing to look for what are new opportunities that I can use on my farm that will help me to be more profitable, but also help to ensure that the soil that I leave behind for the generations to come is as good as it possibly can be and still viable for other generations to continue farming in this area.” Laurie Isley This Week on Soil Sense: Meet Michigan farmer Laurie Isley as she shares how she's embraced new practices at Sunrise Farms Explore the introduction and use of cover crops on her operation and the efforts she's making to share her experiences with other producers Discover Laurie's journey from agriscience teacher to the Michigan Soybean Board and United Soybean Board Thank you to the Soy Checkoff for sponsoring this Farmers for Soil Health series of the Soil Sense podcast. This show is produced by Dr. Abbey Wick, Dr. Olivia Caillouet, and Tim Hammerich, with support from the United Soybean Board, the University of Missouri Center for Regenerative Agriculture and the Soil Health Institute. If you are interested in what soil health looks like in practice and on the farm, please subscribe and follow this show on your favorite podcast app, and leave us a rating and review while you're there. Check out the Farmers for Soil Health website at FarmersForSoilHealth.com.
EPISODE 144 SEASON 4 | The beauty of homeschooling is that you get to build it however you want. What better way to create supplement your curriculum than finding different pieces to make it a successful learning experience? Incorporating nature and animals into a part of homeschooling is what Sarah Skebba, founder of EdZOOcating EdZOOcating, does. EdZOOcating is an educational approach that integrates animal-based experiences into your child's learning journey. From field trips to animal sanctuaries to interactive lessons with live animals, EdZOOcating provides an immersive and engaging educational experience that sparks curiosity and empathy. Whether you're a seasoned homeschooler looking for fresh ideas or someone considering homeschooling for the first time, this podcast episode will provide valuable insights and make it a truly enriching experience. Join us as we embark on a journey to empower your child's education through homeschooling your way and EdZOOcating! ABOUT OUT GUEST | Sarah Skebba is the founder and CEO of EdZOOcating, an education platform designed to use wildlife, nature, and conservation to engage kids in core science topics. She grew up in the Cleveland Metroparks where she developed a love for nature at an early age. After moving to Arizona to attain a BS in Conservation Biology and Ecology, she participated in several wildlife studies exploring animals like rattlesnakes, Gila monsters, iguanas, and more. She gained experiences as an educator at a variety of zoos, aquariums, and nature centers where she furthered my passion for both wildlife and teaching. During her furlough at the start of COVID, she was eager to continue educating both kids and adults about wildlife and conservation. What started as a website filled with animal facts and sustainable living tips transformed into hundreds of live Zoom classes, a K-8 science curriculum program called EdZOOcating Adventures, and 3 years of engaging homeschoolers from across the world in science using the wonders of the natural world. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok @edzoocating LISTENER COUPON CODE ★Request your coupon code to use on any purchase at bookshark.com. There are so many ways to incorporate science into homeschooling. Science can be artistic, statistical, numbers, statistics, etc. The plants in Ohio are very different from what she grew up with and how they were used hundreds and hundreds of years ago.
Nearly a million animals are killed on roads every day. That's just in the U.S., and this sobering statistic is very likely an underestimate. “If anything, the number is probably quite a bit higher,” says Ben Goldfarb, environmental journalist and author of the new book "Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of our Planet." The world is projected to build 25 million more miles of roads by 2050, so wildlife ecologists and engineers are searching for ways to integrate the needs of wildlife into their design. Goldfarb's book offers a deep examination of some of the most fascinating, inspiring, but also tragic ways human societies develop infrastructure alongside nature. He joins the Mongabay Newscast to explain the concept of ‘road ecology' and how wildlife-friendly designs are becoming part of landscapes globally. Related reading: Wildlife crossings built with tribal knowledge drastically reduce collisions For wildlife on Brazil's highways, roadkill is just the tip of the iceberg Hear Goldfarb's previous visit with this podcast, where he discussed his award-winning book "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter," by looking up episode #49 via your favorite podcast player or click play here: Podcast: Beavers matter more than you think Please invite your friends to subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast wherever they get podcasts, from Apple to Spotify, or download our free app in the Apple App Store or in the Google Store to get access to our latest episodes at your fingertips. If you enjoy the Newscast, please visit www.patreon.com/mongabay to pledge a dollar or more to keep the show growing, Mongabay is a nonprofit media outlet and all support helps! See all our latest news from nature's frontline at Mongabay's homepage: news.mongabay.com or find and follow Mongabay on all the social media platforms. Episode artwork: A bison crosses a road in British Columbia, Canada. Image courtesy of Ben Goldfarb. Please share your thoughts and feedback! email@example.com.
We are joined today by Lisa Weinstein who is a program officer at Wilburforce Foundation. The Foundation builds strong and deep relationships with grantees, co-funders, scientists, and decision-makers to ensure long-term effectiveness. Lisa explains how the Wilburforce Foundation has created an innovative strategy to improve grantee capacity through the establishment of a special nonprofit called TREC. TREC offers training and support free of charge to Wilburforce grantees to help the nonprofits navigate tricky capacity building issues.Episode Highlights:Monitoring grant-making effectivenessStructuring a firewall between grantees and donors to support resilience and capacity buildingLisa Weinstein Bio:Lisa Weinstein is the Program Officer for our Science and Capacity Programs. Prior to joining Wilburforce, Lisa was the Senior Program Officer at the Turner Foundation, where she managed grantmaking to conserve and protect land, water, and wildlife throughout the U.S. Lisa also previously worked for Georgia's Department of Natural Resources as an Assistant Chief of Nongame Conservation within the Wildlife Resources Division. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology and Ecology from Michigan State University and a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When not working, Lisa enjoys hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing, and spending time outside with her husband and child.Links:Website https://wilburforce.orgWebsite http://www.turnerfoundation.orgWebsite https://www.trec.org/If you enjoyed this episode, listen to these as well: https://www.doyourgood.com/blog/136-Dory-Timblehttps://www.doyourgood.com/blog/46-tim-millerhttps://www.doyourgood.com/blog/62-geneva-wiki Crack the Code: Sybil's Successful Guide to Philanthropy Become even better at what you do as Sybil teaches you the strategies as well as the tools you'll need to avoid mistakes and make a career out of philanthropy.Sybil offers resources that include special free short video mini-courses, templates, and key checklists, and words of advice summarized in easy-to-view PDFs. Check out Sybil's website with all the latest opportunities to learn from Sybil athttps://www.doyourgood.com Connect with Do Your Good https://www.facebook.com/doyourgood https://www.instagram.com/doyourgood Would you like to talk with Sybil directly? Send in your inquiries through her website https://www.doyourgood.com/ or you can email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Today on Mushroom Hour we are blessed once more by the presence of Mycomaterial Specialist Ashley Granter. Along with Biofashion Designer Aurelie Fontan, Ashley is a founder of Osmose Studios - a multidisciplinary design studio dedicated to exploring how society should draw inspiration and processes from Mother nature. Working with mycelium as well as natural dyes and fabrics, they aim to bring forward beautiful design that doesn't cost the planet and actually fosters the regeneration of lost ecosystems. TOPICS COVERED: Birth of Osmose Studios Working with Classic Biomaterials in New Ways Fashion, Materials, Regenerative Design Future of Biomaterials Rooted in Technologies of the Past? Product Design Grounded in Consumer Experience Dresses Made with Kombucha & Mycelium Leather Interior Design made with Mycelium Diverse Landscape of the Biomaterials Industry Scaling Sustainably and Decentralized – like a Fungus Integrating Waste Streams into New Materials Genetic Modification vs Directed Evolution Business' Role in Preserving Ecosystems and Biodiversity Biomaterials as a Craft vs Mass Production Working with Your Life Partner as a Business Partner EPISODE RESOURCES: Osmose Studio IG: https://www.instagram.com/osmose_labs/ Armillaria (fungal genus): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillaria Cantharellus (fungal genus): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantharellus Francis Crick's books: https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/francis-crick/219274/ "Synthetic Aesthetics" by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg: https://www.daisyginsberg.com/work/synthetic-aesthetics-book
New COVID Boosters Arrive Amid Rise In InfectionsThis past week, the FDA and CDC recommended new COVID vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna for anyone over the age of six months. They're expected to be in larger pharmacies by the end of the week. It's welcome news for some, as cases have ticked up over the summer, accompanied by higher hospital admissions and deaths.The boosters join a suite of other vaccines to combat respiratory illness this fall, including this year's flu shot and the new RSV vaccine, recommended especially for children and the elderly.Dr. Katelyn Jetelina, epidemiologist, adjunct professor at UTHealth School of Public Health, and author of the Your Local Epidemiologist newsletter, joins Ira to talk about the details of the new boosters, how long you should wait to get one if you were recently infected, masking recommendations, and if you can get all three shots at once. The Science Behind Devastating EarthquakesOn September 8, 2023 at 11:11 PM local time, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco's High Atlas mountains. So far, more than 2,500 people died and thousands more were injured or lost.Other natural disasters usually give off warning signs; we can predict when a volcano will explode, ring the alarms when a tsunami starts to build, or evacuate before a hurricane makes landfall, but we still can't detect earthquakes before they strike. And victims are left to face “the particular trauma that comes from watching the world around you crumble in an instant,” writes science journalist Robin George Andrews for The Atlantic.Ira talks with Andrews about the specifics of this earthquake, where the science stands with earthquake detection, and the particular kind of trauma that comes from watching the world crumble. The Buzz On Native Bees In Your NeighborhoodWhen you think ‘bees,' you probably think of a neat stack of white hive boxes and the jars of honey on the store shelves. But there's a lot more to bees than the agricultural staple, the European honey bee. Around the world there are over 20,000 known bee species, and around 4,000 of them are native to the United States. While these native bees play a key role in pollinating our plants and ensuring the health of ecosystems, they don't get a ton of recognition or support. Around three-quarters of flowering plant species rely on insects for pollination, and some native plants have evolved a partnership with specific native bee pollinators. Squashes, pumpkins, gourds, and the annual sunflower all have specific species of native bees as part of their life cycles. Native plants such as blueberries, cherries, and cranberries all developed without the European honeybee, which arrived in North America in 1622. Dr. Neal Williams, a professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, joins Ira to talk about native bees, bee behavior and pollination. To stay updated on all-things-science, sign up for Science Friday's newsletters.Transcripts for each segment will be available the week after the show airs on sciencefriday.com.
The website has been updated. Check it out to find all my articles and stay up to date with what I'm doing. As always, this podcast is ad free. The best way to support the show is to check out by book, The Art of Dharma or one of my courses. You can find links to both The Dharma Journal and Make Your Myth here In this episode, Erick reads an article he shared in his newsletter a few weeks ago. Through story and personal experience he reminds us that you can live your dharma, stay in integrity, and make money all at the same time… The truth can be an ad if you build like an artist. Resources Mentioned In this Episode: The Beginning of Infinity - David Deustch Rich Men North of Richmond - Oliver Anthony Steps to an Ecology of Mind - Gregory Bateson Connect with Erick Godsey: Website | https://www.erickgodsey.com/ Instagram | @erickgodsey LinkTree | https://linktr.ee/ErickGodsey Sign up for the weekly Newsletter | https://www.erickgodsey.com/ Subscribe to The Myths That Make Us: Apple | https://apple.co/2Je6RG4 Spotify | https://spoti.fi/2XZMakj
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This week: ecology, birds, evolution, and the Quetzal Educational Research Center (QERC)! In this dialogue with David Hille who teaches wildlife biology and ecology at NNU we get into some of the fun weeds of creation care! Learn more about QERC! http://qerc.snu.edu/ Dr. David Hille - Nighthawk Research@nnuwildlifebio (on Instagram and Facebook)@hille_david (on Instagram)@davidchille (on X)Wildlife Biology & Ecology at Northwest Nazarene UniversityThe Birds of Nicaragua: A Field Guide Support Nazarene's for Creation Care by visiting https://www.nazarenesforcreationcare.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/millennial-pastors/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/millennial-pastors/support
Fr. Chris Kellerman, SJ, is the author of "All Oppression Shall Cease: A History of Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Catholic Church" (Orbis, 2022), which provides a rigorously researched, era-by-era history of the Catholic Church's teachings and actions related to slavery. The book gives a detailed account of the Church's slaveholding past while issuing a call for the Church to take the necessary steps to reconcile with its history. Fr. Kellerman is also the brand-new Secretary of Justice and Ecology for the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. He talked with his colleague and guest host MegAnne Liebsch about the book and the Office of Justice and Ecology's advocacy work on a wide range of pressing social issues. Fr. Kellerman's book: https://www.amazon.com/All-Oppression-Shall-Cease-Abolitionism/dp/1626984891 Sign up for the Office of Justice and Ecology's newsletter and action alerts: https://jesuits.org/advocate AMDG is a production of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. www.jesuits.org/ www.beajesuit.org/ twitter.com/jesuitnews facebook.com/Jesuits instagram.com/wearethejesuits youtube.com/societyofjesus
Welcome back to Trail Correspondents! You'll certainly find a noticeable theme throughout these clips - especially with those who are completing their first long trail, that it's difficult to sum up in words what's been learned. The duration of time a thru hike requires is definitely enough to cause a thorough change within a person - it's so all-encompassing and transforming that it's hard to nail down exactly who and what you were before embarking on your journey. It requires re-acclimation to the life you left in order to reorient who you've become. On that note, let's get into what our correspondents have to say on the matter. Their closeness to the essence of this kind of experiential change is sure to be captivating… In today's episode we hear from: Abbey Turnbull Harking from the South Coast of the UK, Abbey, aged 26, is swapping the rolling hills of the South Downs for the mountains of the Pacific Crest. A thru-hike of the JMT last year confirmed what she thought to be true – hiking from Mexico to Canada was her destiny for 2023. Loves good food and wine, Taylor Swift, American hospitality, and mountain vistas. Hates steep downhill slopes, her own unfortunate susceptibility to altitude sickness, and oatmeal. Abbigale (Abby) Evans Abby Evans (she/they) has a hankering to shave their head and hike the AT and now they will get to do both! They will be fulfilling their vagabond-dirtbag-poet dreams and aspire to one day become a creative writing professor. They'll be listening to seventies folk music and reflecting on their life as they wander through all the states they grew up in: they were born in Maryland, grew up in New Jersey and went to college at Virginia Tech. Abby is excited for this Bildungsroman and hopes to celebrate their 23rd birthday (August 24) near Maine. Aly Pagano Aly is local to the southern Appalachians in western North Carolina. She has spent her life hiking, trail running, fishing, foraging, and farming; she aspires to increase her own knowledge and awareness of traditional Appalachian folk medicine, music, and skills as in an effort to live harmoniously with the mountains around her. With a degree in Ecology, Aly focuses on seasonal changes, flora, and fauna while hiking the Appalachian Trail. David Firari David “Good Soup” is excited to be sharing their northbound Appalachian Trail with you! This is their first ever backpacking trip and they hope all the reading and shakedown hikes they did pay off. In addition to being a novice backpacker, Good Soup is also managing a schedule of recurring medical treatments back home in Wisconsin in order to make this trip happen. Derek Witteman Derek is a 37 years young Northern California native, presently thriving in San Antonio, Texas. In no particular order he is a physician, veteran, hiker, nerd, and jokester. In his free time he enjoys taking selfies with wildlife, and thinking of spirit animals the represent his current mood. Eddie Arriola Eddie is a travel PTA, physical therapist assistant, who's been dreaming of the PCT for four years. In his spare time he enjoys photography, karaoke, and has other eclectic hobbies. He's originally from southern Arizona, Tucson, and is excited to get back to his primary partner and dogs after the trail. Elke Pabst Elke comes from Germany and wants to thruhike the AT with her dog Tilli. It is her first stay in the USA und doesn t hiking before. She has 3 nearly grown up sons and a husband who take care of everything while she is hiking with her 9 year old dog Tilli. Jake Landgraf Jake is currently on the AT attempting his first thru-hike. A proud Wisconsin resident, he enjoys beer, the outdoors, and the Green Bay Packers. On trail, Jake is known as “Radioface” and is obsessed with cosmic brownies. Follow Jake on his own, daily podcast at whereisjakeat.com. Mary Garcia Mary is a boring woman who likes to make various things, especially her hiking gear. She also has problems completing a thru hike. She did half the PCT in 2017 and a month on the CDT in 2022. Summer Midyett Summer has had an adventurous spirit since she was young, having spent her most of her childhood traveling around the world with her family. She's been dreaming of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail since 2020, when she moved to Oregon and fell in love with the mountains of the PNW. While it's certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for the PCT, she's excited to see whatever the trail has in store. FIND US ON ITUNES | FIND US ON GOOGLE PLAY | FIND US ON STITCHER Check out Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials. Have any praise, questions, praise, comments, praise, or praise for Trail Correspondents? Reach out to email@example.com. INSTAGRAM: Follow Trail Correspondents, The Trek, and Badger. YOUTUBE: Subscribe to The Trek. FACEBOOK: Follow Trail Correspondents and The Trek. Sign up for our newsletter Give us feedback on Trail Correspondents here.
Even learned commentators on the tarot are likely to point out at the fourteenth major arcana, Temperance, is a bit of a boring card. At least, it comes off as dull until you look at it closely, as JF and Phil do in this episode. What they find is that the Temperance card is actually a diagram, a kind of blueprint for a celestial machine that underlies human technology, beckoning us to restore even the most mechanical contraption to the raw weirdness at the source of everything. Header image by Rolf Dietrich Brecher via Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olive_Oil_on_Water_%2847993245783%29.jpg) It's not too late to join JF's Nura Learning course, "Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence." (www.nuralearning.com) Support us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/weirdstudies) and gain access to Phil's podcast on Wagner's Ring Cycle. Listen to Meredith Michael and Gabriel Lubell's podcast, Cosmophonia (https://cosmophonia.podbean.com/). Download Pierre-Yves Martel's new album, Mer Bleue (https://pierre-yvesmartel.bandcamp.com/album/mer-bleue). Visit the Weird Studies Bookshop (https://bookshop.org/shop/weirdstudies) Find us on Discord (https://discord.com/invite/Jw22CHfGwp) Get the T-shirt design from Cotton Bureau (https://cottonbureau.com/products/can-o-content#/13435958/tee-men-standard-tee-vintage-black-tri-blend-s)! SHOW NOTES Anonymous, Meditations on the Tarot (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9781585421619) Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780877282686) Adrien Lyne, Jacob's Ladder (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099871/) Weeping Angels (https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Weeping_Angel), Dr. Who creatures Joel Schumacher, Flatliners (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099582/) Lawrence Halprin, [The RSVP Cycles](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSVPcycles)_ Gregory Bateson, Steps To an Ecology of Mind (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780226039053) Hesychasm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesychasm), monastic practice Yoav Ben-Dov, Tarot: the Open Reading (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9781492248996) The Gnostic Tarot (https://chrisleech.wixsite.com/mysite) Jeffrey Kripal, Authors of the Impossible (https://bookshop.org/a/18799/9780226453873) Nagarjuna, Verses of the Middle Way (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C5%ABlamadhyamakak%C4%81rik%C4%81)
Over the last 6-8 months, we've been working hard to make Backyard Ecology even better and to implement new ways to help people on an even deeper level. I am so excited because I can finally share some of what we've been working on! The full transcript of this episode can be found at: https://www.backyardecology.net/building-thriving-ecosystems-and-exploring-nature-in-your-backyard/ Links to become a Backyard Ecologist: The Backyard Ecologist's Newsletter: https://www.backyardecology.net/subscribe/ Backyard Ecology Community: https://www.backyardecology.net/community/ Design Your Pollinator and Wildlife Oasis: Garden-sized Plots group coaching program: https://www.backyardecology.net/group-coaching/ General Backyard Ecology links: Website: https://backyardecology.net YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/backyardecology Blog: https://www.backyardecology.net/blog/ Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/backyardecology Make a one-time donation: https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=K7F3HJLJT9F8N Subscribe to The Backyard Ecologist's Newsletter: https://www.backyardecology.net/subscribe/
Join John Ellison of ReFi DAO as he sits down with a true pioneer in the ReFi space, Sarah Baxendell of Regen Network. Sarah's journey is as diverse as it is inspiring, with roots in finance, supply chain management, and hands-on experiences in permaculture landscapes across eight enriching seasons. As the global environment faces daunting challenges, Regen Network is at the forefront, developing cutting-edge technology to bolster the environmental asset market with unwavering integrity. Together, they navigate the innovations of Regen Network, highlighting breakthroughs, challenges, and the pressing gender imbalance in blockchain. Dive into this heartfelt conversation that not only spans technological feats but also emphasizes our collective role in Earth's regeneration. Immerse, reflect, and join our journey to make impactful changes together. In the second episode of Season 3 you will: Dive deep into Sarah Baxendell's multifaceted journey, from her hands-on involvement in permaculture to leading innovations in the refi space. Uncover Region Network's pivotal role in environmentally-driven asset market innovation. Delve into the conversation on gender disparity in blockchain and the push for inclusivity. Time Stamps: [00:00:00] Teaser [00:00:40] John's Intro [00:02:05] Sarah's background and journey [00:08:47] Occupy Wall Street [00:13:31] Reclamation of 107 acres of land [00:17:37] Regen Network's mission [00:19:04] Creating global climate action [00:23:38] Creating new income sources [00:25:54] Keystone species and biodiversity [00:31:00] Unique Regen Registry and scientific methodologies [00:34:09] Interchain carbon paradigm [00:36:15] Regenerative finance and blockchain [00:40:06] Trust and growth in the ecosystem [00:44:26] Data provenance and higher quality assets [00:47:41] Permissionless credit class functionality [00:50:38] App developer ecosystem emerging [00:54:09] DAOfication of the core network [00:57:05] Ecology and community of creators [01:00:14] Women in the blockchain world [01:04:37] Lack of women representation [01:08:33] Women feeling unseen and unappreciated [01:12:29] Feminine and masculine energy [01:17:18] Blockchain as the cultural wave [01:20:09] Forming community through chaos [01:23:11] What it means to be human Hashtags: #regenerativefinance #regenerativefuture #permaculture #environment #assetmarket #refi #web3 #climatechange #blockchain #blockchainforgood #refipodcast #regeneration --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/refipodcast/message
KVI's John Carlson interviews Washington Policy Center environmental policy director, Todd Myers, who has been scrutinizing the latest August auction of the Department of Ecology carbon fuel permits which are related to the recently enacted "cap and invest" law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Myers tells KVI that the latest August auction prices are the equivalent of about 50-cents a gallon and those price increases at Washington gas pumps will start to arrive this fall at a time when demand usually drops as the summer travel season ends and the school year begins. Myers notes that California has the same auction/pricing system yet the price for WA carbon fuel is 80% higher. And that higher price is going to be reflected at the WA gas pumps.
Interview begins @ 4:37 Join your host John Price as he welcomes Miriam Volat, the co-director of The RiverStyx Foundation, co-director of the Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund, and Executive Director of IPCI. Together, they engage in an eye-opening discussion that bridges the gap between ecology, indigenous traditions, and the Sacred. Episode Overview In this episode, we kick things off by learning about The RiverStyx Foundation, discussing its mission and vision for a more connected world. Miriam shares her extensive background in ecology, with a special focus on soil science. She reveals how her work in ecology has been a gateway to explore indigenous traditions, particularly entheogenic healing practices. Miriam argues that a deeper, more direct connection with the Sacred can serve as a catalyst to rekindle our relationship with our immediate environment. Key Points • Ecology as a Lens: Miriam explains how her expertise in soil and ecology serves as a unique lens to appreciate and investigate indigenous practices. • The Disconnect: We discuss the alarming separation people experience from their communities, the Earth, and the cultural touchstones that help define them. The absence of methodologies for navigating traumas exacerbates this disconnection. • Rethinking Extractive Models: Miriam and John scrutinize modern, extractive approaches to culture, community, and the Earth, highlighting their unsustainability and the damage they've done. • Colonialism's Impact: A look into how colonialism rejects the importance of context in understanding our environment, history, and relationships. • Cultural Lineage and Connection: Miriam emphasizes the importance of embracing your cultural roots, being aware of your environment, and valuing the connections you currently possess. • Consumerism vs Community: Both guests concur on the suffering caused when our inherent need for community and culture is supplanted by consumerism and symptom management. • Intellectual Property and Healing: The episode challenges the concept of patenting natural compounds, molecules, and healing processes, arguing that these should be communal rather than proprietary. • Death and Compostable Toilets: Borrowing from her background in ecology, Miriam discusses death and environmentally sustainable practices, including compostable toilets. • Sacred Medicines and Responsibility: The conversation wraps up with a discussion on how these sacred medicines are not only rites but also responsibilities that make us more aware of what we bring into the world. Bio: NON-PROFIT DIRECTOR Miriam Volat M.S. Co-Director of Riverstyx Foundation & Indigenous Medicine Conservation Fund, Executive Director of IPCI, is an educator, organizer, facilitator and ecologist with a passion for soils and nutrient cycles. She works Nationally and Internationally to increase health in all systems. She is dedicated to the biocultural conservation of Peyote and other sacred medicines supported by the IMC Fund, and works in any way she can to ensure the conservation of these medicines for Indigenous communities and their precious ways of life. As a mom, she is fortunate her daughter, Cora, also supports her work. https://www.riverstyxfoundation.org https://imc.fund https://www.ipci.life Website for The Sacred Speaks: http://www.thesacredspeaks.com WATCH: YouTube for The Sacred Speaks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOAuksnpfht1udHWUVEO7Rg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesacredspeaks/ @thesacredspeaks Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesacredspeaks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesacredspeaks/ Brought to you by: https://www.thecenterforhas.com Theme music provided by: http://www.modernnationsmusic.com
EPISODE 1698: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to the Brown University ecologist and author of ELEMENTAL, Stephen Porder, about the five elements that have changed the earth's past and will shape our future Stephen Porder is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, a Fellow in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, and the Assistant Provost for Sustainability at Brown. His research focuses on nutrient and carbon cycling in tropical rainforests, the implications (both biophysical and societal) of industrial agriculture in the tropics, and the potential for large scale tropical forest restoration. He is also the founder and science lead on the radioshow/podcast Possibly, which explores everyday issues related to sustainability and airs on public radio stations around the country. Dr. Porder received his BA in History from Amherst College in 1994, his MS in Geology from The University of Montana in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University in 2005. He joined the Brown faculty in 2007. He is currently on leave as the De Tocqueville Fulbright Chair at the Institut de Physique du Globe du Paris in Paris, where he is doing research, teaching, and writing a trade book about human caused changes to the earth system. Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Liv Olsen, owner of the secondhand fabric shop A Thrifty Notion in Ogden, Kansas, has a passion for textiles and ecology. She is on a mission to prevent deadstock and destashed fabrics from ending up in landfills, while promoting sustainability in the textile industry. In this episode, Emma, Mary, and Liv discuss the challenges of sourcing quality secondhand textiles, ways to promote mindful consumption, and the intersection of textiles and sustainability. Liv's message will inspire you to reconsider your own practices and adopt a more sustainable approach to your clothing. This episode is brought to you by Farmer's Friend: Use code “good dirt” for $10 off your first order of Quick-Plant Fabric for the month of September. One use per customer. Offer valid exclusively for new customers, expires 10/1/23 at 12:00 am. Topics Discussed • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron • Creating an Online Business • Leaving Quilting for the Secondhand Store • Why Thrifting Has Risen in Popularity • Goodwill's Rising Prices • Checking Clothes for Plastic Content: The Burn Test • The Permanence of Plastics in Fabrics • Overconsumption & Abundance of Clothing • Growing Up in a Homestead • Each Generation Dealing with More and More Stuff • How Marketing Might Be the Potential Solution in America • Secondhand Quality Control • Tough Fabrics to Maintain • Balancing Sustainability with Running a Business • Funding the Creative Process • Cotton • Linen, Flax, and Hemp • Waiting Before Consuming Episode Resources: • The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron • "The Lady Farmer Guide to Slow Living: Cultivating Sustainable Simplicity Close to Home" by Mary E. Kingsley • Crispina ffrench • Listen to The Good Dirt. "The Chico Flax Project" • Listen to The Good Dirt, "The PA Flax Project" • Mr. Money Mustache Connect with Liv Olsen: • A Thrifty Notion Website: https://athriftynotion.com/ • Instagram @athriftynotion: https://www.instagram.com/athriftynotion/ • Blog: https://athriftynotion.com/a/blog • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC__MBy85k6bHejXAl4NLNPA?sub_confirmation=1 Statements in this podcast have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not to be considered as medical or nutritional advice. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, and should not be considered above the advice of your physician. Consult a medical professional when making dietary or lifestyle decisions that could affect your health and well-being. ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━
Dr. Jenkins sits down with Dr. Bruce Kingsbury to talk about his career and work with watersnakes. They start by discussing the Environmental Resources Center at Purdue Fort Wayne that Bruce founded. Then they do a deep dive on Copperbelly Watersnakes in a highly fragmented landscape. They discuss their movements, habitat requirements, foraging, reproduction, and overwintering. They finish the episode with an interesting discussion on living a more balanced and full life - they both discuss how they have shifted their lifestyles and identities to include more than just work.Connect with Bruce on his website.Connect with Chris on Facebook, Instagram or at The Orianne Society.Shop Snake Talk merch.
Speculative Design is an area of artistic and creative exploration and future-casting. Practitioners dream future possibilities to address societal challenges through design and create experimental projects in new territories. New media artist Sue Huang creates artworks addressing collective experience. Her projects probe ecological intimacies and explore the fluid borders between humans and A.I. Episode notes, credits and transcript Speculative Design is an area of artistic and creative exploration and future-casting. Practitioners dream future possibilities to address societal challenges through design and create experimental projects in new territories. New media artist Sue Huang creates artworks addressing collective experience. Her projects probe ecological intimacies and explore the fluid borders between humans and A.I. This season of the podcast is produced with the New Media Caucus for New Rules: Conversations with New Media Artists. You can find out more by visiting www.newmediacaucus.org. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Seriah is joined by Michael Angelo, Chris Ernst, Joshua Cutchin, and Saxon/Super Inframan for a fascinating roundtable. Topics include human memory, past lives, ayahuasca, Indigenous Australians and dreams, a Malaysian tribe and dream experiences, art and the unconscious, places experienced only in dreams, a memorable experience in New Zealand, Eric Wargo, major and minor dreams, feedback loops, increasing speeds of communication, Terence McKenna, time wave zero, novelty and information, dueling Terence McKenna impersonations (no, really), city vs. country environments, West Virginia cryptids, Appalachian high strangeness, entanglement with media and mass information, a survey of plants and animals in Japan, long-time traditions, Djinn vs. electronics, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Ernesto de Martino, magic and magic-accepting cultures, Rupert Sheldrake, experiences in the Mexican jungle, naming creatures, modern medicine and its outliers, language and its purposes, different languages and personalities, Adriano Celentano, “Prisencolinensinainciusol” an Italian hit song in pseudo-English, the film “Skewrl”, the film “Titus”, subtitles, translation and its complications, an episode of the TV series “News Radio”, Joe Rogan and Tony Danza, the film “Genghis Blues”, Mongolian throat singing, Paul Pena, “Jet Airliner” by the Steve Miller Band, Biblical translations, apocryphal texts, an incident from “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”, Julian Jaynes, the bicameral mind, the Great Year and the Yuga cycle and its interpretations, Daniel O. McClellan, the Iliad, Grahm Hancock, cycles within cycles, “Finnegans Wake” by James Joyce, Walter Cruttenden, Procession of the Equinox, ages and consciousness, a binary star cycle with Sirius, Robert Shock, psychics and solar activity, Laird Scranton, the Dogan people, Fish-headed entities, two universes, Wim Wender's film “Wings of Desire”, the Nick Cage re-make “City of Angels”, Kevin Randle's book “The October Scenario”, Anthony Peake, Joshua Cutchin's “Ecology of Souls”, incarnations and the higher self, simulation theory, Vedanta cosmology/theology, the TV series “Invasion”, Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon archeological site, Rendlesham Forest, an ancient ship, “The Dig” Netflix series, folklore, trolls in Norway, the Spirit of the Land, Mexican Fae folk, pareidolia and its possible meanings, Don Quixote, Dziga Vertov and the kino eye, the breakdown of consensus reality, co-creation, the replicability crisis in science, Robert Temple, necromancy, and much more! This is absolutely riveting conversation! - Recap by Vincent Treewell of The Weird Part Podcast Outro Music is Our Mortality from 50 Dollar Dynasty. Download
What is the “30 by 30” Movement?The 30 by 30 movement is a global initiative aimed at conserving 30 percent of the Earth's land by the year 2030. In October 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed executive order N-82-20, which committed California to this movement. The state aims to protect 30 percent of its lands and coastal areas by 2030. With an investment of $11 billion, California is among the first jurisdictions to implement a comprehensive 30 by 30 strategy. As of 2020, California had already protected 24 percent of its lands and 16 percent of its coastal waters.To reach the 30 percent target, an additional six million acres of land will need to be conserved. The 30 by 30 Initiative in CaliforniaOne of the primary objectives of 30 by 30 in California is protecting biodiversity. The initiative focuses on preserving ecosystems, supporting biodiversity services, and mitigating climate change impacts.Natural lands serve as significant carbon sinks, helping remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Locally driven conservation is also a critical part of the state's conservation vision as it hopes to increase access to nature for everyone. The initiative strives to promote more resilient ecosystems, including healthier forests and wetlands, which can help to combat climate change. Efforts also include river conservation, floodplain management, and protecting coastal wetlands from rising sea levels. The State is collaborating with federal agencies, tribes, and local communities to achieve these goals. Within state government, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is part of the California Natural Resources Agency, is working to identify areas with high concentrations of biodiversity and rare species. Another key pillar of the 30 by 30 initiative in California is advancing tribal partnerships. The State is working to co-manage land with tribal partners, return land to tribes when possible, and increase tribal access to culturally significant lands and waters.As part of this effort, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife consulted with seventy tribes on conservation matters. Information gleaned during those meetings helped the Department identify priority lands for conservation. In July 2023, the Natural Resources Agency received a $101 million dollar grant to support tribal conservation initiatives and funding for the reacquisition of the indigenous communities' ancestral lands. Jennifer Norris, Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat at the Natural Resources Agency, said that “tribes want the opportunity to get back to their lands, to manage the lands that are part of their history and their legacy.” The Natural Resource Department aims to provide tribes with the technical support to achieve these goals.California's 30 by 30 initiative also relies on citizen-driven conservation efforts. Citizens can help achieve the initiative's goals by planting native plants in their gardens to increase biodiversity, reducing pesticide use, and supporting biodiversity-enhancing efforts. California's Natural Resources Agency is spearheading California's 30 by 30 initiative and conservation goals. The agency consists of twenty-six distinct departments, conservancies, and commissions; its work affects state parks, wilderness areas, working cattle ranches, and sustainably managed forests, among other areas.30 by 30 Initiative ChallengesA primary challenge of the 30 by 30 initiative is the potential conflict between conservation efforts and other land uses. Striking a balance between conserving land and allowing for economic activities can be difficult, especially if conservation efforts lead to land use restrictions. A significant portion of California's land is privately owned, and private landowners and ranching communities have voiced concern about the initiative. Convincing private landowners to participate in conservation efforts can be challenging due to concerns about property rights, economic impacts, and limitations on land use. While the 30 by 30 initiative aims to mitigate the impacts of climate change, it also needs to consider the changing climate itself. Climate change can lead to shifts in ecosystems, which might impact the effectiveness of conservation efforts. Adaptive management strategies will be necessary to ensure that conserved lands remain resilient in the face of changing climate conditions.Who is Jennifer Norris? Jennifer Norris is the Deputy Secretary for Biodiversity and Habitat at the California Natural Resources Agency. Jennifer and her team developed the strategic vision for the 30 by 30 initiative in California. She also leads the “Green Cutting Tape” project, which supports large-scale habitat creation. Jennifer has held numerous positions in federal and state government including most recently as supervisor of the Sacramento office of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She has extensive experience in conservation policy, endangered species protection, and ecosystem management. She holds a B.S. in Resource Policy and Planning from Cornell University, an M.S. in Conservation Biology from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of New Mexico. When she is not at work, she can be found exploring wild beaches, forests, and deserts with her family. For a transcript, please visit https://climatebreak.org/the-30-by-30-conservation-movement-with-jennifer-norris/
Wildlife Crossings (start time: 0:58) In this week's show, host Susan Moran interviews journalist Ben Goldfarb about his new book, Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet. It's hard imagine modern human society without roads, be they interstate highways or county dirt roads. Love them or hate them, roads make our … Continue reading "Road Ecology // Wildlife Crossings"
6am hour -- Kirby Wilbur in for John Carlson: starting off with a positive story about a military Cobra helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War being honored this month for heroic rescue in 1968, FLOTUS has COVID, the WA Dept. of Ecology being sued over the Inslee "cap and invest" law regarding fuel prices, the painful and tragic story of a 19-yr-old man shot and killed at a late night gathering at a Puyallup park, several stories of violence and crime over the weekend for PDX light rail "Max" train system. 7am hour -- Kirby Wilbur in for John Carlson: Biden Administration new transportation bureaucrat thinks that cars are essentially racist amid policy to be more equitable, the Biden Admin. plan is clearly about control like COVID, Fauci resurfaces to say that masks don't make a difference on COVID, a COVID prediction to watch for Fall 2023/ early 2024, is anything tangible being done about WA fentanyl crisis or are elected officials just continuing "meetings" instead of solving the problems? 8am hour -- Kirby Wilbur in for John Carlson: a British news publication asks the hypothetical question about extra-terrestrial life and earth climate change, 1609 scientists sign declaration that there is no imminent "climate emergency" which counter some of the continuing claims made by elected officials like WA Gov. Jay Inslee, news from the campaign to replace Kshama Sawant on the Seattle City Council, three celebrity musical deaths over the Labor Day weekend including Jimmy Buffet, WA taxpayers are now subsidizing the purchase of e-bikes to the tune of $5 million in taxpayer money.
This episode: Single-celled bacteria can act independently to create patterns and structure in their biofilm communities! Download Episode (9.6 MB, 14.0 minutes) Show notes: Microbe of the episode: Dictyostelium discoideum Skipper virus News item Takeaways Large multicellular organisms like us have interesting mechanisms for using one set of genetic instructions present in all cells to form a large, complex community of many different types of cells with different structures and functions, all working together. Single-celled microbes do not have the same requirements for genetic or structural complexity, but they do often display interesting communal patterns and behaviors. In this study, bacteria growing in colonies on agar displayed a particular mechanism of pattern formation previously seen only in eukaryotes, called segmentation clock or clock and wavefront process. In this process, the cells in the colony are all acting individually without communication with each other, but nevertheless form a repeating ring structure in the colony as it grows, possibly allowing some measure of differentiation of cells that could help the community survive various challenges. Journal Paper: Chou K-T, Lee DD, Chiou J, Galera-Laporta L, Ly S, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Süel GM. 2022. A segmentation clock patterns cellular differentiation in a bacterial biofilm. Cell 185:145-157.e13. Email questions or comments to bacteriofiles at gmail dot com. Thanks for listening! Subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Android, or RSS. Support the show at Patreon, or check out the show at Twitter or Facebook.