nature

8:10am

Sun April 5, 2015
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: What is Wilderness?

Nowadays we think of wilderness as a fully natural environment that contrasts sharply with the designed and constructed environments in which we normally move. But does that vision of wilderness really exist anymore? What is natural and what is artificial about wilderness? Should humans be understood as a part of nature or distinct from it? And how should we approach conservation efforts so that we balance the needs of a growing world population with the need to preserve some aspect of the wild in our lives?

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9:43am

Wed February 11, 2015
Digest

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Inside Hacienda
Larry Zhou

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

LGBT Community Holds "Die In" For SF Transgender Woman Killed in Stabbing // NBC Bay Area

"Hundreds of people came out Tuesday and staged a die-in in front of San Francisco City Hall to honor all those transgender people who have died violent deaths.

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5:29pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Black folks in nature

Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, leads a group on a white water adventure
Outdoor Afro

 

One of the Bay Area’s main attractions is its proximity to nature. Only 45 minutes separate Bay Area residents from arriving at the ocean, the mountains, or a hiking trail. But not everybody experiences the Bay Area’s natural beauty. A 2012 study by the Outdoor Foundation found that only 11% of outdoor recreation participants are black. And National Parks Service estimates that black Americans comprise only  7% of its annual visitors.

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10:12am

Thu August 2, 2012
Birds

Today on Your Call: What can we learn from observing birds?

On the next Your Call, we’ll speak with Jon Young, author of What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World.  Understanding bird language, says Young, leads us toward a deeper connection to animals…and to ourselves. What can we learn from paying closer attention to what other species are up to?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  How does bird-watching connect us to our surroundings?  And why does it matter?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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8:13am

Sun February 26, 2012
philosophy talk

Pantheism!

On this week's Philosophy Talk, the subject is pantheism: the doctrine that the world is either identical with God or an expression of His nature.

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