Environmental Worldviews Glossary

Environmental Worldviews–A Short Glossary of Terms Compiled as a resource for EwA's Ethics courses. Ethics Courses: [EwA-E1] Positive Eco-Ethics in a Human-Dominated World | [EwA-E2] Conservation Biodiversity Research & Field Ethics [Disclaimer] This compilation only intends to list a few ...
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Over-Collecting (Mushrooms)

Over-collecting Mushrooms Not too long ago, I led a mushroom walk in central Massachusetts for the North Country Land Trust. Just prior to my foray, there’d been a mycological club foray at the same site, and the vast number of ...
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Flora, Fauna, and … Funga? The Case for a Third ‘F.

Flora, Fauna, and … Funga? The Case for a Third ‘F.’ Top: Giuliana Furci wrote a field guide for Chilean fungi and set up the Fungi Foundation when she realized the unique organisms were largely ignored in Chile. Photo: Mateo ...
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Don’t Hike so Close to Me: How the Presence of Humans Can Disturb Wildlife up to Half a Mile Away

Don’t hike so close to me: How the presence of humans can disturb wildlife up to half a mile away Authors: Jeremy Dertien (Clemson University), Courtney Larson (University of Wyoming), and Sarah Reed (Colorado State University) Millions of Americans are ...
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‘Bee-washing’ Hurts Bees and Misleads Consumers

'Bee-washing' Hurts Bees and Misleads Consumers Amid the worry over the loss of honey bees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among lesser-known native bee populations. Wild native bees are vital to pollinate plants. Their populations ...
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Caring for Frogs and Salamanders in their Own Home

Caring for Frogs and Salamanders —Herping Ethically 🐸  This season, we've seen a lot of posts showing salamander egg masses displaced from their original anchor spots, pics of lifted masses, and of flipped logs showing red-backed salamanders. It’s fun to ...
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Plant Blindness & the Extinction Crisis

‘Plant blindness’ is obscuring the extinction crisis for non-animal species Up to a million species may go extinct due to human activity according to a recent report, some within decades. We all know the mammals in trouble – polar bears, ...
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The Need for a Global Deal for Nature

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature We chart a course for immediately protecting at least 30% of Earth’s surface to put the brakes on rapid biodiversity loss, and then add another 20% ...
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The Case for Forests’ Prominent Role in Holding Off Climate Change

The case for forests’ prominent role in holding off climate change
  • The authors of a new report argue that investment in forests as a climate change mitigation strategy is just as important as addressing emissions from the energy sector.
  • Despite the ...
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Is That Selfie Really Worth it? Why Face Time With Wild Animals is a Bad Idea

Is that selfie really worth it? Why face time with wild animals is a bad idea The phenomenon of kangaroo selfies hit the headlines earlier this month, when several tourists were injured while feeding wild kangaroos in Lake Macquarie, ...
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