Field Notes: Spain Still Big on Green

I see that solar panels are now commonplace on rooftops in Barcelona European countries, especially Spain are becoming stronger on green projects like renewable energy and recycling. This was the impression I received while on a recent trip to the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona, where recycling efforts and water conservation are widely practiced and […]

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Book Review: I’m With the Bears

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Pauline Masurel reviews a collection of literary and science fiction stories by world renowned authors that imagine the affects of climate change. Bill McKibben was arrested in August this year while protesting against TransCanada’s proposed plans to build a pipeline that would carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to Texas. McKibben has written:  “This […]

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Naked Dead Sea Picture Released by Spencer Tunick

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Spencer Tunick publishes the first official Naked Dead Sea photo this weekend. Naked Dead Sea and naked Israelis were the talk of the Internet last month as 1,200 Israelis volunteered to strip all to save the Dead Sea from environmental decay. American-Jewish installation artist Spencer Tunick came to Israel and photographed the glistening naked bodies […]

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Book Review of Edgelands: Journeys into England’s True Wilderness

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Edgelands are the spaces outside of towns and cities that play host to a rough element. Largely considered no-man’s-land, they too deserve attention, Marion Shoard argues. Two poets respond to the call. The term edgelands was coined in 2003 by Marion Shoard.  She wrote, “The expanses of no-man’s-land which have sprung up on the margins of […]

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Mosaic of Lost Socks at Festival Spotlighting Recyclables as Art

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Mosaic artist Ruslan Sergeyev and the “My Wave” recycled ceramic art creation on Netanya promenade.  Festival includes a mosaic of lost socks. Photo by Igor Sarni Israel’s eight-day Sukkot festival, now ongoing, often includes a number of motifs and local themes which give emphasis to projects that help preserve the environment. This year is no […]

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Palestinian Women Minorities in Israel: Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Environmental Activism

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While the political debate on the future of a Palestinian state fails to make any progress towards peace, local grass root initiatives, led by the overlooked Arab women, are quietly making a difference on the ground. The story of “Kayan”, Arabic word for ”being”, offers inspiration and insight on a small but growing movement that […]

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