The Amazon rainforest of South America is burning at an unprecedented rate. What can we to stop these forest fires from spreading?
Here’s a bold statement for you. We are now in charge of evolution on this planet. Eons of natural selection and chance mutation have surrendered control to the human race, and what we do with it is going to say a lot about who we really are. Don’t scoff, you saw this coming. Who hasn’t […]
The wild koala population in Australia has been declining for more than 10 years, and conservationists are working with biologists and locals to try to save the iconic creatures.
The story of Chris McCandless, a 24 year old American who traded in his materialistically comfortable life for one in the wild and who in 1992 two years into his voyage died in the Alaskan outback, has resurfaced recently due to the book ‘The Wild Truth’ published by his sister Candice McCandless in 2014. Over […]
Wildlife, life that is wild, in Spanish ‘vida silvestre’, is something Argentina has in abundance. Take the ‘perros de la calle’ (dogs of the street), although not quite feral they are far from their domesticated cousins where I’m from — and definitely more streetwise. Our trip started in Buenos Aires roughly three and a half […]
Did you know that in the last 40 years 50 percent of the world’s wild species have been decimated? Wiped off the planet. Never to be seen again except in books or on the Internet. In one word, extinct. It is a fact. Another fact, the decimation is still going on now, taking its toll on the wild […]
In his new book The Edge of Extinction: Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands, University Essex Environment and Society professor Jules Pretty documents his visits to 12 different environments around the world where traditional human cultures are hanging on despite the pressures to modernize. Pretty does an admirable job showing that we would be […]