Greening the Urban Landscape

Greening Urban Design for the Greater Good

Does anyone really enjoy the concrete jungle with its unfathomable dull rainbow of grey-scale hues? That's a rhetorical question of course. Look, we're in a bit of a jam here. Sprawling cities have contributed to serious environmental problems, thankfully most...
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How Small Homes Can Protect Animals

You may ask yourself how home size relates to animal and environmental protection. It's a fair question. The connection to animals is more subtle than the obvious green link to sustainability issues like water ...
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Australian Idiot Wins Darwin Award Nomination

Here's some deadly ammunition for the next time you need to ask "Just how stupid can people get?" Meet Harrison Williams, a 26-year-old Australian man who decided jumping into shark-filled water surrounding a massive whale carcass was a good idea. If you thoug...
Playing With Pigs

Playing With Pigs

Pigs are pretty awesome. And as poignantly pointed out by the Oatmeal, pigs are probably more awesome than you. Studies have illustrated pig's formidable intelligence in the animal kingdom - ranked behind chimp...
The Walking Dead

10 Tips to Spot a Zombie

The walking dead are commonly able to pass as productive members of society. It takes training to spot them as they don't always have missing limbs or flesh peeling from their bones. Often they don't have discolored skin, blood dripping from their faces, or fl...
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The Interspecies Internet

What do dolphin researcher Diana Reiss, musician Peter Gabriel, MIT Internet visionary Neil Gershenfeld and Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet have in common? Give up? They're all interested in interspecies c...
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Sam Harris on Progress

"We have barely emerged from centuries of barbarism. It's not a surprise that there are shocking inequities in this world. It is hard work to climb down out of the trees, walk upright, and build a viable global civilization when you start with technology that'...
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How We Rescued the Dancing Bears

In this video, Kartick Satyanarayan from Wildlife SOS spoke at TEDIndia 2009 in Mysore about their work rescuing Sloth Bears from a long-standing cultural tradition of abuse. The nomadic Qalandar people in I...
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Kierkegaard on Unhappiness

The unhappy person is one who has his ideal, the content of his life, the fullness of his consciousness, the essence of his being, in some manner outside of himself. The unhappy man is always absent from himself, never present to himself. But one can be absent...
Make the Connection

Make the Connection

Make the connection. If you haven't yet removed animal products from your life you are causing suffering in the world for the sake of your status and personal gratification. Many still live with and love animal...