Category Archives: Environment

Wildflowers of the Cajas National Park, Southern Ecuador

Photos and names of wildflowers set in the paramo and pajas grasslands of the mountainous Cajas National Park in southern Ecuador Continue reading

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Cuenca’s clean water is priceless. And vulnerable.

A protected watershed keeps Cuenca’s water supply clean and fairly safe from contamination Continue reading

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Forgotten Incan Ruins and Villages in the Andes

Encountering poverty in the Andean villages and finding hidden ruins of great civilizations brings out the subtlety of meaning and humanity that are not immediately apparent on the surface. Continue reading

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Minding A Stuck Turtle

Nature is our always companion and source. Even when not paying explicit attention, she has a way of reminding you of the drama you are drawn from. The stuck turtle is a predicament you cannot turn from. Continue reading

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Refuge

In the mud flats by the lake,
I cannot turn
from the hawk holding up the sky,
The eagle’s flight through dazzling, tumbling planes,
the quiet mysteries of birds and turtles. Continue reading

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Driving While Technologically Drunk

We need a healthy critique of the dominant role of science and technology in the modern world to avoid crashing the planet. Based on a few centuries of scientific rationalism and the ensuing technological muscle its given us human beings … Continue reading

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The Deep North: Civil Rights Protections for Native Americans

Action: Native American lawyers advising the Oceti Sakowin camp and the elders at the pipeline resistance movement are encouraging all #NoDAPL supporters to call on the Department of Justice’s agency called “Community Relations Services” to intervene on the ground in North … Continue reading

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