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Crawford Lake shows humans started a new chapter in geologic time, scientists say A group of scientists said Tuesday the best evidence for humanity’s overwhelming impact on the planet could be found at Crawford Lake in Milton, Ontario. The lake’s finely layered sediments contain a thousand-year record of environmental history, culminating in an explosion of man-made disruption around the middle of the 20th century. That’s when scientists say human activities — from nuclear weapons tests and fossil fuel combustion to deforestation and global trade — began to leave an indelible imprint on Earth’s geologic record. (Tuesday July 11th, 2023 — Washington Post - Washington DC USA)

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Empty Office Buildings Are Being Turned Into Vertical Farms With office usage hovering near 50 percent of pre-pandemic levels, cities are putting the underutilized space to new use growing food (Tuesday July 11th, 2023 — Smithsonian Magazine - Washington DC USA)

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Eagle Who Thought Rock Was an Egg Finally Gets to Be a Dad In early March, a bald eagle named Murphy, a resident of the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park, Missouri, was ready to become a father. He crafted his nest carefully in the bottom of his enclosure, his home for most of his 31 years of life since an injury left him unable to fly. ... Then, news came from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: A young eaglet had fallen from its nest during a storm and needed somewhere to stay. The World Bird Sanctuary realized that this could be Murphy’s big chance. (Sunday July 9th, 2023 — Smithsonian Magazine - Washington DC USA)

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When Did Humans Start Settling Down? In Israel, new discoveries at one of the world’s oldest villages are upending the debate about when we stopped wandering (Sunday July 9th, 2023 — Smithsonian Magazine - Washington DC USA)

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Scientists Find Rare Deep-Sea Octopus Nurseries Researchers have discovered a rare, deep-sea octopus nursery off the western shore of Costa Rica, complete with mother octopuses brooding their eggs and newly emerged hatchlings, according to a statement from the Schmidt Ocean Institute. The team also confirmed that a previously known gathering site of deep-sea octopuses is also an active nursery. (Monday July 3rd, 2023 — Smithsonian Magazine - Washington DC USA)

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Major grant enhances quality of life for senior residents at Camphill Milton Keynes Camphill MK Communities have been awarded a Ł75,000 large strategic grant by MK Community Foundation to support their new capital expansion programme in Pennyland. (Thursday June 29th, 2023 — MKFM - Milton Keynes, UK)

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Connecting: The power of candlelight moments On a recent flight to New York, I had the privilege of sitting next to Anna, a teacher in the Waldorf style of education. Based on the approach of Austrian philosopher, Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education. They integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through 12th grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities. (Wednesday June 28th, 2023 — The Business Journals - California, USA)

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Outdoor Education: Nurturing Learning through Nature and Recreation Even if you are not familiar with the basic principles of Waldorf education, the chances are high that you have heard about forest schools in the United Kingdom or participated in scouting activities at the local branches as a child. Now, educators feel determined to bring back the best elements to the practice of outdoor education by making a positive difference in the lives of young people across the land. (Tuesday June 27th, 2023 — The Solihull Observer - UK)

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The human-chimp bond captured in an iconic photo In 1964, Jane Goodall's husband Hugo van Lawick took a photo of her and an infant chimp reaching out to each other. Decades later, it continues to impact how we view chimpanzees. (Image credit: Hugo van Lawick) (Friday June 23rd, 2023 — BBC online)

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The race to extract an Indigenous language from its last lucid speaker As these ways of speaking disappear, some linguists say, so, too, do ways of thinking. At risk are vital clues to unlock mysteries of human evolution, neurology, even medical science. (Friday June 23rd, 2023 — Washington Post - Washington DC USA)

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We’re building roofs wrong. A different approach can save money and lives. Previous generations of cool roofs were generally low-tech: the equivalent of a fancy can of white paint or gray shingles. These work. On a summer afternoon, estimates Berkeley Lab, a white roof will stay at least 31 degrees Celsius (55 Fahrenheit) cooler than a darker one. But for practical and aesthetic reasons, not everyone wants a white roof. New products approach the performance of white material in dozens of colors, including black. (Tuesday June 20th, 2023 — Washington Post - Washington DC USA)

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Why winemaker Gina Giugni stands by biodynamics in her vineyard - San Francisco Chronicle When Gina Giugni began farming a small vineyard on the extreme Central Coast, heavy tilling and synthetic sprays had stripped the land of its native plants, and invasive species like mustard and malva had taken over. Right away, she was set on reviving the vineyard through a rigorous, sometimes polarizing farming regimen: biodynamics. (Monday June 19th, 2023 — San Francisco Chronicle - California USA)

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Biodynamic and the Moon Many non-believers think it is like witchcraft or some gardening feng shui or yet another hocus pocus kind of belief. But when you see it working, you become a believer. This is why I also no longer believe in tilling the soil or breaking it or, as Olive Puentespina the farmers says, “huwag hubaran ang lupa (do not strip the soil).” (Saturday June 17th, 2023 — Philippine Star - )

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Biodynamic beauty at The Wrekin Early sunlight slants onto the woolshed veranda at The Wrekin, as a group of Marlborough viticulturists gathers on a stunning autumn morning. (Thursday June 15th, 2023 — Rural News - New Zealand)

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Fairy Tales Could Be Older Than You Ever Imagined In a new study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, a folklorist and an anthropologist say that stories like "Rumpelstiltskin" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" are much older than originally thought. Instead of dating from the 1500s, the researchers say, some of these classic stories are 4,000 and 5,000 years old. This contradicts previous speculation that story collectors like the Brothers Grimm were relaying tales that were only a few hundred years old. (Saturday June 10th, 2023 — Smithsonian Magazine - Washington DC USA)

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Community for people with disabilities celebrates a rich history in photos Thousands of photos are being collected for the Canterbury Hohepa project, Recollect, to showcase nearly six decades of supporting people with disabilities. (Sunday May 28th, 2023 — Stuff.co.nz)

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Colours Are The Key To Our Present According To Indivi Sutton This week, her new exhibition, evermore, opens at Saint Cloche gallery in Sydney and is all about right now. As in, surrendering to the present in order to come closer to the “all-embracing truth” as laid out in the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner. Working with natural pigment powders on raw linen, the work aims to replicate the concept of ‘heart thinking’ which emphasises our connection to our intuitive selves. (Saturday May 27th, 2023 — InStyle Australia )

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Scientists find way to make energy from air using nearly any material Nearly any material can be used to turn the energy in air humidity into electricity, scientists found in a discovery that could lead to continuously producing clean energy with little pollution. (Friday May 26th, 2023 — Washington Post - Washington DC USA)

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South China Morning Post “Biodynamic doesn’t have to be moon-related, but there are cow horns with poo involved,” answers Osborn. “It’s all about microflora – it becomes a living breathing soil and breaks down carbon.” (Sunday May 21st, 2023 — South China Morning Post - )

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A new life for London's lost rivers Few visitors know that London has 640km of waterways – and there's a serious movement taking place to restore these "blue corridors" to their former glory. (Monday May 15th, 2023 — BBC online)

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