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    землі (zemli, Ukrainian; land) ‘Take these seeds and put them in your pockets so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here.’ The context for these words is what makes them p...

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    Why did the mushroom walk into the bar? To expand its network! Jokes aside, fungi networks are so vital that they are termed the “circulatory system of the planet”. Fungi can colonise, multiply...

  • snow 

    हयों (Garhwali: Hyun; Snow) A huge shout out to the Waste Warriors and Linger teams for this digest’s title. There are dozens of words for snow and snowflakes: Qanik (snow falling; Inuit/...

  • dragon fly 

    ڀنڀوري (Sindhi: Bhimbhori; Dragonfly) Migrations make for spellbinding stories and compelling heroes. November started with a bird setting the record for the longest recorded flight by a land...

  • Naseem Bagh Srinagar 

    शरद (Hindi, sharad; Autumn) Salaam. When there’s a nip in the air, when there’s a cold breeze blowing, when some of the birds begin to leave, when the trees switch to a riotous wardrobe a...

  • Sycamore Fig by Patricia Barden 

    Viewing ‘keystone’ species as networking-hubs for interactions within an ecosystem As city-dwellers, if we had to describe a forest, we would be talking about a wild space with lots of trees, s...

  • Farmers plant saplings on their land in Yelachatti village. Four farmers are relying on permaculture principles to grow crops, fruits and fodder on their 12-acre plot. 

    A slow and gradual transformation is unfolding in Yelachatti.  This quiet village on the fringes of Bandipur National Park in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is where a few farmers are turn...

  • Journalism grants 

    As we try and find solutions that can address climate change and ecological degradation, we do realize this cannot just be confined to the small confines of research, projects run on grant funding ...