This week, guest contributor Altaire Cambata explored the value of incorporating indigenous, traditional ecological knowledge into the global conversation of how to address the impacts of climate change — particularly as it effects those least responsible and most at risk.
Penny Stallings wrote about yet another call for a reduction in the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research, and we watched as previously caged chimps explored freedom for the first time in 30 years.
In an EcoArts feature, Bridget Terry shared excerpts from garden designer, Wade Graham, whose two new books focus on the history and vision behind of our gardens, and the economic, psychological and other transactions among those who make them possible.
Mikahlia Stettler explained how to stay healthy by assessing our Inner Ecology in terms of stressors and resiliency factors. Lisa Rosen inspired us with the story of eco-tipper extraordinaire, Danielle Richardet who’s launched a personal crusade to thwart pollution from cigarette butts along the North Carolina coast.
On Ecology Campus, Deborah Harter Williams showed us that green is the new black at the Detroit Fashion, er… Auto Show, with about half of the new reveals being electric, hybrid, or otherwise environmentally friendly.
We learned how Ford Motor Company is amping up sustainable manufacturing, tried to wrap our minds around the prospect of 100 BILLION planets in the Milky Way, and shuddered as a grounded vessel off the coast of New Zealand broke in half, dumping yet more cargo and debris into the Bay of Plenty.
We learned how the suspension of fuel subsidies led to skyrocketing gas prices in oil-rich Nigeria – and breathed a sigh of relief when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra caused no major damage or loss of life.
Finally… a special thanks to Connor Harmon, whose weekday News Briefs here at Ecology Today help keep us abreast of what’s happening throughout the world of ecology.