Tag: Environment

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March 15, 2017

Parker stands in awe at the extraordinary patience of nature. What if we centered as much care and attention on its grandeur as we do on our own selves?

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September 13, 2016

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle on respecting the resilience of nature, new learnings from Krista Tippett on self-compassion in life and career, and more deliberations on living alongside one another.

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May 15, 2016

Glory and beauty are co-opted by our catalogues. A photo-essay deglosses the primordial glory of the natural world to find the stuff of deeper life.

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May 14, 2016

When grief or hardship strike, they are best borne out in solidarity. Trent Gilliss serves up readings on our collective sorrow and celebration in the passing of our heroes, and taking a new perspective on the grit of beauty, nature, and family.

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May 4, 2016

From Game of Thrones to a biological time capsule in Norway, fascinating reads on what’s happening in our collective culture with wise meditations on mutual trust in our individual power to rise and thrive.

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May 2, 2016

Our capacity to understand the planet is limited by our perception. With the help of Earth-imaging satellites, Andrew Zolli charts the new vistas of our awareness and finds a renewed ability to see the world whole.

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April 26, 2016

We lost a beloved cultural icon last week, and his life of work has inspired an outpouring of love in music and story. Celebrations of Prince’s life accompany praise for standing up together, in support of our strengths and growth from moments of weakness.

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April 22, 2016

From John Muir and Wendell Berry to Henry David Thoreau, a celebration of the earth through a granddaughter’s memory and the writers who love it — paired with gorgeous aerial photography.

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March 20, 2016

Coverage of climate change frequently sounds the alarm, summoning our worries and fears to call us to action. After 30 years of climate reporting, Andrew Revkin isn’t worried anymore. A memoir of climate change that places the human condition in the foreground.

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January 20, 2016

On a retreat at a cabin in the northern woods of Wisconsin, Parker Palmer strings together pearls of contemplation on silence and solitude. With the help of Merton and Rumi, he finds the catharsis of being forced to reckon with one’s angels and demons.

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January 13, 2016

It’s when we sit with our silence that the world opens before us, in ways large and small. Parker Palmer reflects on Gunilla Norris’ poetic words and the regrounding silence brings.

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January 3, 2016

A gorgeous, inspiring video showcasing vast tracts of wilderness coupled with powerful words from Emerson, Muir, Stegner, and other icons of conservation and appreciation.

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November 3, 2015

Many seek the unique freedom only found in nature’s wide open spaces. A multimedia sculptor and photographer explores the roots of her artistic creations in her intimate connection with nature’s “unknowable infinity.”

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August 15, 2015

What gives our lives significance? In a small patch of wilderness, one man searches for meaning and finds sanctuaries for life for creation, and for what life could be.

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April 22, 2015

We all have one of those transcendent moments when we’re immersed in nature and experience the immensity of it all. On this Earth Day, Parker Palmer shares one of those times while camping in the Grand Canyon.

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September 14, 2014

The recollection of the loss of an elm tree strengthens one woman’s resolve to find a renewed sense of hope for the urban planting of America.

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October 6, 2013

Yosemite meets Saarschleife in this pairing of German wilderness and poignant words from John Muir.

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July 7, 2013

Take this mystical aural hike into the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park to One Square Inch of Silence — and experience the chirping twitter of the Western wren and the haunting call of the Roosevelt elk.

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November 3, 2012

“We’re drying them out. But I’m looking closely — a lot of these pages, it’s not reparable. This is just heartbreaking to look at.” Rabbi Avremel Okonov’s words At Mazel Academy in Brooklyn, Torah scrolls were unrolled to dry after being damaged by the floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Ben Harris.— and this image of Torah scrolls being unrolled to dry after a Brighton Beach yeshiva in Brooklyn…

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October 26, 2012

Folks continue to gift us with picturesque images of their physical sanctuaries and healing spaces. The common themes? Home and nature.

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September 13, 2012

A joyful lamentation over sealed spaces and the lessons Rosh Hashanah — and the High Holy Days — teaches when we have access to the gifts of our natural environment.

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February 26, 2011

A magical description of the primordial silences of people and places outside urban corridors by Taline Voskeritchian.

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February 3, 2011

Desert foothills meet forested mountains. (photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Krista’s most recent interview with Terry Tempest Williams is part of…

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January 29, 2011

Wangari Maathai attends the opening of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. On February 26, 2008, the Kenyan environmentalist…

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January 19, 2011

This past Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Krista interviewed Terry Tempest Williams for an upcoming show slotted for…

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March 12, 2010

“It’s that knife edge of uncertainty where we come alive.” “I see such promise in the human heart and at…

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December 4, 2009

I was watching television news on the couch with my 10-year-old nephew last weekend and was captivated by a segment…

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July 8, 2008

Photo by David Silver / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0 It’s been fascinating to watch the reactions to our recent rebroadcast…

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February 21, 2008

As the newest member of the Speaking of Faith staff (I’ve been working for the show for almost 3 months…

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