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Blackfish Director…

Gabriell Cowperthwaite She deserves huge kudos for shedding light on this extreme injustice! Now lets vote with our feet and do something to save the whales that are still in captivity… starting with Lolita. Read to learn more about the mission to retire Lolita to the ocean she was taken from in 1971. SeaWorld’s share […]

The Moth, The Mountains, The Rivers

Who can guess the luna’s sadness who lives so briefly?  Who can guess the impatience of stone longing to be ground down, to be part again of something livelier?  Who can image in what heaviness the rivers remember their original clarity? Strange questions, yet I have spent worthwhile time with them.  And I suggest them […]

Bear Stories

by Native Alaskan Story Tellers There are many stories of bears, ravens and other wildlife told by different groups of native Alaskans.  Here is a story of Raven, Bean and the first Halibut Hook given to humans.  

The Summer Day

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean— the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down— who is […]

Lake Vostok, Antarctica

It sometimes seems as if our planet has no secrets left — but deep beneath the great Antarctic ice sheet scientists have made an astonishing discovery. They’ve found one of the largest lakes in the world. Its very existence defies belief. Scientists are desperate to get into the lake because its extreme environment may be […]