Nature Readings: Edition 04

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Nature Readings: Edition 04

1.

The Joys of Silence

One organization’s fight against auditory pollution. “It’s estimated that 90% of American children will never experience natural silence, while 97% of people in the US are regularly exposed to traffic sound pollution”

2.

The Fight Against Time

Is it too late? Or is there still time to fight back against our own impact. “Instead of accepting the Anthropocene as a foregone conclusion, he says, we should take the idea as a challenge: In the few years left before geologists declare the Holocene dead, we could try to save it”

3.

“Thus Spoke the Plant”

Dr. Gagliano’s research very well may show just how much we’ve underestimated nature. “Currently at the University of Sydney in Australia, she has published a number of studies that support the view that plants are, to some extent, intelligent. Her experiments suggest that they can learn behaviors and remember them. Her work also suggests that plants can “hear” running water and even produce clicking noises, perhaps to communicate.”

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