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TAKE ACTION: ‘Words for Birds’ Writing Workshop

Bird is still the word! Join us for the 12th annual Words For Birds, a two-part event celebrating all things avian for National Poetry Month. While the current public health emergency prevents our usual in-person reading at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, this year’s Words for Birds reading will continue in […]

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Take Action: Petition to Save Bird Island

Greg Harman A coalition of organizations and individuals launched a public campaign this week calling for the end of the violent eviction of the birds of Bird Island on San Antonio’s Westside. The campaign calls for residents to both sign a petition targeting the San Antonio Mayor and City Council […]

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VIDEO: Destruction of San Antonio’s Bird Island

City relies on dubious air strike data and public health threats for mass eviction of protected migratory birds. Greg Harman Walking in the morning with the sound of the highway behind us, Wolfi’s eyes leap after a flittering in the utility lines. It’s a still and misty morning. The tight-knit […]

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TAKE ACTION: Who Is Nature? Art Workshop

During a free workshop on Sunday, November 24, Mexican artist Karla Saenz will lead a class in the exploration of self-transformation through an awareness of belonging to nature. Space is limited. Email artepublico@gmail.com or text 210.660.3404. Courtesy Image. Who Is Nature? Art Workshop with Karla Saenz 12pm-2pm Sunday, Nov 24 […]

Reporting

In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part Two)

Bird-dispersing chemical warfare comes to the Westside’s little Aztlan, our ‘place of herons.’ Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for part one, a dispatch from Brackenridge Park. Marisol Cortez Roosting together on a mid-March Sunday evening, the birds of Bird Island sound collectively at times […]

Reporting

In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part One)

How the slow attention of local women exposed an institutional war on the birds of San Antonio. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Read part two, “Place of Herons,” here. Marisol Cortez In 1962, Rachel Carson—government scientist, nature writer, breast cancer non-survivor, and queer woman on […]

Analysis

Talking Jobs: Pipelines Don’t Just Threaten The Water

Sure, pipelines are good for oil companies, but what about jobs related to preserving nature and culture? Chip Colwell, University of Colorado Denver On his fourth day as U.S. president, Donald Trump penned executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline. […]

Male Silverback Gorilla.
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Gorillas Object to Trump’s ‘Weaponized Masculinity’

This is more than a teachable moment. This is a recall election on the patriarchy. And the gorillas are on our side. Since Donald Trump was caught bragging about his ability to sexually assault women and get away with it, a growing number of self-described victims of his self-described predation […]

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SXSW Eco: Encounters with Visionaries & Techno-Fetishists

AUSTIN, Texas—This week, at SXSW Eco, a prominent conference bringing together sustainable business leaders, planners, and others, there are innumerable sessions devoted to startup businesses, socially conscious consumption, “bio-based economies,” genetic engineering, and synthetic materials. It is, by and large, a tech conference targeting industry- and city-scale innovations intended to […]

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IUCN: A living earth requires changes in human heart

As with the Peace & Dignity Journey that threaded its way through Texas a couple weeks back, the IUCN World Conservation Congress convened for the first 10 days of this month is an every-four-years affair. Every time the assemblage of 217 governmental agencies and over 1,000 civil society organizations from […]

Reporting

The Great Climate Change Migration Has Already Begun

The island paradise is under attack. Thanks to destabilizing forces of climate change – rising sea levels and strengthening storms, particularly – some of Earth’s most picturesque locations are being scrubbed from the map. And the residents of these postcard settings are being forced to consider relocating to avoid being […]

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Fact-Checking Lamar Smith

Unpacking the National Climate Assessment and its call for urgent climate action. The summer of 2011 should have been a wake-up call for Texans. Not only was there a withering heat driven, in part, by human-caused climate change (remember those record-breaking 40 consecutive days of 100-plus temperatures?) but a crippling drought […]