Posted November 5, 2020 by Ann Dale

Public dialogue and civic literacy are more important today than ever, yet our space for discussion is shrinking due to decreasing civility and violence over differing perspectives. I am reminded of Samuel Pay, a French schoolteacher in France who was beheaded by a militant Islamist on October 16th, for the caricatures he used for teaching the importance of free speech.

Posted October 29, 2020 by Scott Dunham

Beauty refers to the aesthetic appeal of something or someone. The essence of beauty is expressed through form or appearance exhibiting unity through harmony, proportionality, or some other arrangement of qualities that make it excellent. Beauty manifests itself by sparking awe, wonder, or delight in the observer. Beauty has an objective and subjective side: without a beautiful object, the subject could not be awed by beauty; without a subject to be awed, beauty would go unrecognized. 

Posted October 22, 2020 by Ann Dale

Restoring natural landscapes damaged by human exploitation can be one of the most effective and cheapest ways to combat the climate crisis while also boosting dwindling wildlife populations, a scientific study reveals.

Posted October 16, 2020 by Ann Dale

Given the recent articles claiming large areas of the Amazon rainforest are now turning into savannas, this article offers a dire warning.

Posted October 9, 2020 by Ann Dale

World leaders are preparing to join a key summit on biodiversity being hosted in New York amid mounting evidence that governments are failing to halt the unprecedented loss of species around the world (IPBES report, 2019). Scientists at Resolve have drawn up a blueprint for a planetary “safety net” of protected areas they argue could help halt catastrophic biodiversity loss.