Redefining the Anthropocene 

For the past decade, there has been a raging debate among conservationists over how best for humanity to interact with nature to create a better future. Here, I will argue that defining our current era as the Anthropocene epoch, in which the mark of human impact has reached every corner of the globe, has led to a dichotomy in which we must choose — to either restore the Earth toward natural, functioning ecosystems, or else become the ultimately-skilled gardeners who manipulate every aspect of nature — as the basis for conservation. More

Source: Redefining the Anthropocene – CounterPunch.org

Ecosystems, Logging and the Definition of Insanity 

It’s become a trite but true saying the definition of insanity is doing the same acts over and over yet expecting different results. This is definitely the case with timber industry lobbyists stridently arguing for increased logging and firefighting on public lands. Many people oppose the corporate looting of public lands, and that is why More

Source: Ecosystems, Logging and the Definition of Insanity – CounterPunch.org

 Oysters: nearing extinction?

As these advocates and unlikely allies put it, oysters are a keystone species. They are literally the filters of bays and estuaries and even of whole oceans. They create the habitat other species like mussels and barnacles and clams and fish need to survive. It’s time, then, as Lewis Carroll’s Walrus puts it, to talk about oysters.

Source: The Time Has Come to Talk About Oysters – Los Angeles Review of Books