Sharks, Polar Bears and Otters Are Not Simpler Versions of Ourselves

August 19, 2011 by  
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Libby Brooks has a great opinion piece on the Guardian regarding our attitudes toward animals in relationship to ourselves, in response to several recent news items regarding shark and polar bear attacks, and the return of otters to England. “[W]hat right does a human have to a safe ocean, or a safe ice cap, in contrast with every other species that lives there?…When animals accidentally act like humans they are redefined as cute, or sympathetic, or good learners. It is only when humans exhibit their basest nature … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Bike-Powered Mobile Library Brings Books To Portland’s Homeless

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Photos: Street Books For most of us, easy access to books and libraries is something we take for granted. For the homeless though, it can be difficult to gain access to reading material in a library, much less signing up for a library card to take books out. In an effort to provide books to “people who live outside,” Portland’s Street Books project was started earlier this summer by artist, writer and “street librarian” Laura Moulton , who lends out books from a pedal-powered library cart…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How to Make Seed Balls for No Till Farming (Video)

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Image credit: Paul Wheaton From a seed bomb vending machine through aerial reforestation to a guide on how to make seed bombs and not get in trouble , we’ve had plenty of posts on seed bombs, or seed balls, and how to make them. But usually these posts ar… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Are Environmentalists Too Obsessed With Native Species? (Video)

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Image credit: Permies From native plants in Brooklyn’s backyard to keeping native Australian stingless bees , there is much to be said for working with plants and animals that have adapted to the region you live in. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I’ve argued before that a war on invasive weeds may actually b… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Week in Pictures: Pollution’s Dangerous Beauty, Incredible Edible Gardens, and More (Slideshow)

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Photo: TreeHugger The production of petroleum, of metals, and of fertilizer– seen here –result in polluted runoff that, when captured in the right moment, are as beautiful as they are troubling. Photographer J Henry Fair has captured these moments for his new book The Day After Tomorrow and to open viewers to a vision of a cleaner future. We also have the most incredible edible gardens, 10 gorgeous new bikes we want now, and more, in our photo roun… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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