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For birds in winter, the land around the city of Bellingham, Washington, is a good place to be. Sheltered from storms of the outer Pacific coast, tucked where the lower Fraser and Nooksack River floodplains collide, greater Bellingham normally harbors […]

Winter Bobcat, Watching


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Somehow I never noticed that I work in a desert. Not an actual desert—those are filled with cacti, snakes, and other forms of life. My office is in a suburban-style neighborhood, surrounded by vast lawns, which, I recently discovered, are […]

Getting over Purity


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For all their splendid, evocative footage, wildlife documentaries can’t help but come from a subject-object perspective. They show a world of us-and-them, civilization here and wilderness out there, however strongly they make the case to protect wild places. Documentaries of […]

We're Not Alone: A Review of ...



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Call for Papers: The Good, the Beautiful, the Green: Environmentalism and Aesthetics Guest Editors: Sandra Shapshay and Levi Tenen A Special Issue of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Deadline for Submissions: December 31, 2017 Submissions on any philosophical […]

CALL FOR PAPERS – The Good, ...


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“Simplify, simplify,” I heard Thoreau say in my head the other day when I was packing the cabinet of curiosities that is my medicine cabinet. We are preparing to move again. Why I had kept a bottle of sublingual B12 drops […]

Do Not Do


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Call for papers: “Nonhuman Animals in Society: Exploring new pathways for resistance, change and accommodation” 5th European Conference for Critical Animal Studies International conference at Lund University, the Pufendorf Institute Hosted by the European Association for Critical Animal Studies The […]

Call for Papers: European Conference for ...