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Nature, Culture and Spirit
Decoding the Symphony of Sperm Whales: New Study Dives into Complex Vocalizations

Delve into the enigmatic world of sperm whale communication. A recent study by Project CETI uncovers previously hidden complexities in sperm whale calls, challenging conventional views and offering a fascinating glimpse into the parallels between human and non-human intelligence.

Food and Farming
Alaskan Native Looks to Tradition to Deal with Contemporary Problems

Alaska is on the frontline of the climate crisis and is still under acute pressure from extractive industries. Deenaalee Hodgdon, a queer Native Alaskan, works on building the resillance of Native people by developing just economies in Bristol Bay and the Arctic region. As an experienced commercial fisher, Hodgdon is a fierce advocate for the sustainable management of threatened salmon fisheries

Food and Farming
Urban Farming, Community Care and Self-Love

ab banks, an urban farmer whose work is grounded in agroecology, wellness and Black food autonomy, is the Garden Lead for People’s Programs at the Oxford Tract at UC Berkeley. The Program, founded by Black youth to empower the community of Oakland, also supplies healthy produce to under-resourced community members including the unhoused and provides health care to those who can’t afford it.

Food and Farming
The Farmlink Project: Reducing Hunger by Reducing Food Waste

When the Covid pandemic hit, the number of people who faced hunger exploded even while farmers who had their markets disrupted by the pandemic threw food out. A group of college students rallied to address this twin crises. Their emergency response has grown to a national organization feeding millions of people.

Restoring Ecosystems
The Underground Networks Crucial to Life on Earth

Explore what Merlin Sheldrake and other researchers are learning about Fungi, the “hidden” kingdom of life.

Restoring Ecosystems
Mapping Earth’s Hidden Allies: SPUN’s Mission to Protect Mycorrhizal Fungi and Combat Climate Change

The Society for the Protection of Underground Networks (SPUN) is uncovering the vital role of mycorrhizal fungi in regulating our climate and ecosystems and working to protect these hidden allies for our planet's future.

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Nature, Culture and Spirit
Deep Listening: Whale Culture, Interspecies Communication, and Knowing Your Place
Podcasts

Dr. Shane Gero, a visionary marine biologist, is angling to crack the code of sperm whale communication. His mind-bending research is transforming what we thought we knew about these ancient leviathans. What can whale culture teach us, and can deep listening help us learn to coexist respectfully in kinship with these guardians of the deep?

Restoring Ecosystems
Kim Stanley Robinson – What I’ve Learned since The Ministry for the Future Came Out in 2020
Video

Kim Stanley Robinson's visionary 2020 novel, Ministry for the Future, projects how a possible climate-disrupted future might unfold and how the world might respond. It’s also full of brilliant science and wildly imaginative ways humanity steps up. In this talk, Stan offers us his overview of where we currently stand in relation to the climate crisis.

Ecological Design
How Human Composting May Help Us Reimagine Death

In this conversation, Architect Katrina Spade shares how she came to invent human composting and its current trajectory.

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