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Black Moon, Amazon Fire

The Dark of the Moon approaches, and Mother Moon is entering the last three days of her present life but knowing a new one is imminent in her rebirth, her New Moon, on 30th August.

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Gaia will Win

Where and as I write now, green woodpeckers are yaffling in the oak trees around me as kites, ravens and buzzards circle around my home looking for breakfast to feed mates building their nests or even sitting on their eggs. It is a calm damp morning, the prelude to a timeless spring day in this old and sacred Upper Wye valley in Wales.

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Preparing for Spring

My preparations for Spring are almost done. The nest boxes have been cleaned, repaired and new ones put up; the lawn mower is in for servicing; wild flower seeds are growing in the warmth of the Conservatory; the hedges have been trimmed; and the ponds have been cleared of old lilies and other pond plants. It is very satisfying.

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Knowing our National Treasures

My heart sang when I learned on Wednesday that the Welsh Government has passed a law that puts sustainability at the heart of Welsh decision-making. The protection and enhancement of nature, land, water and air are highlighted, as well as measures to do with waste management and cutting emissions. There is more to be done, but it is an encouraging start.

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The Madness of Human Intervention

This morning I caught the tail end of a fascinating discussion on Radio 4’s Today Programme about how human intervention has changed the planet in the past and how we stand at a pivotal and extraordinary point in our relationship with Earth now.

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Bees, and Celebrating Good News

Something, at last, is being done to help bees in England.  I gave thanks when I heard, early this morning, that Liz Truss, new Environment Secretary, has put in place a 10 year National Pollinator Strategy involving incentives to farmers and others to encourage wildlife-friendly meadows and crops.

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Climate Change and Human Detritus

The UN Report on Climate Change is, in effect, a commentary on how the detritus produced by humans over many decades has unbalanced the eco-system of our gentle planet to the point of danger: we have been extravagant in our demands of her, and careless of the deadly waste we have created through emissions, poisons and plastics – but it is not all bad news.

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After the Storms, Welcoming back the Sun – and a New Reality

 

While the results of storms everywhere are being experienced still, in the UK the Sun has returned for a day bringing with it clear skies and a sense of peace: after weeks of dark cloud and ceaseless rain it is like being granted a holiday, but what I noticed most today was the absence of the roar of wind – and I do not miss it.

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Climate Change: Is it too Late?

Modern climate change began with the Industrial Revolution, when an unprecedented devastation of the environment began through determined industrialisation.

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