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Nature, Culture and Spirit
Astounding Intelligence In the Natural World

Humans are a part of nature, not apart from it. Our innate capacity for intelligence suggests the same for the rest of our interconnected web of life, and as researchers take this deep look into nature, we find our notions of consciousness expanding.

Community Resilience: When the Love in the Air Is Thicker than the Smoke

With climate-driven disasters becoming the new normal, building resilience is the grail. Communities around the world are developing models created out of practical necessity. Join Estrella Santiago Perez and Trathen Heckman for on-the-ground stories from two different communities building resilience in the wake of serial disasters.

Environmental Education
What the Cetacean Says: James Nestor’s CETI Project to Research Sperm Whale Clicks

Could we speak to whales? Journalist James Nestor discusses the Cetacean Echolocation Translation Initiative, an independent research project focused on studying and attempting to comprehend sperm whale communication.

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Ecological Design
Solutions Underfoot: How Paul Stamets is Using Mushrooms to Save the Bees

Visionary researcher Paul Stamets has spent more than 40 years studying mycelium and its role in sustaining life from the ground up. Now he's using those restorative properties to save the bees from extinction.

The Indigenous Renaissance Julian Brave Noisecat

The brilliant young writer, journalist and activist Julian Noisecat offers his insights into how, around the world, Indigenous peoples are rising in a global renaissance that holds untapped promise for a world in peril.

Ecological Medicine
Social Medicine: Restoring Public Health by Changing Society Dr. Rupa Marya

The biological truth is that human health is dependent upon the health of nature’s ecosystems and our social structures. Social medicine dismantles harmful social structures and builds new ones that promote health and healing.

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