Zealandia – Close encounters of the bird kind

Spring seems pretty ho-hum in evergreen Wellington. No huge blazes of colour rip across the hills. No ambrosial scents dare ride this wind. Sure, there’s a slight vertical tilt to the sunshine, a little more birdsong, and grass seeds clinging to my boots, but for my first vernal Wellington, I’m wondering what’s going on. I … Continue reading Zealandia – Close encounters of the bird kind

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The baby question

The baby question Is childbirth bad for the Earth? By Amanda Witherell I remember exactly where I was — sitting on a BART train, reading yet another magazine article about global warming — when it hit me harder than ever before: the year 2050 is going to suck. Predictions suggest it's going to be hotter, … Continue reading The baby question