Emerging diseases and deforestation on a suffering planet

By: Isidoro Hazbun Original article in Spanish in El Heraldo / Opinion More than 60% of human infectious diseases are caused by pathogens shared with wild or domestic animals. Some of these diseases have only recently emerged due to deforestation. Many zoonoses, animal-related diseases that can incidentally be communicated to people, especially those caused by…

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From the Amazon to the Great Lakes: sharing knowledge and mapping oral histories with First Nations communities in Canada

For many communities across the world, like the indigenous communities of the Americas, oral history storytelling is a cultural tradition imbued with traditional knowledge and associated with practices and values essential to developing personal identity. In many cases expressed primarily in oral form, oral histories are passed down from generation to generation, and can be…

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Why I am Contributing to Jeff Bridges’ New Documentary

When I was growing up in New Orleans in the sixties and early seventies, the airing of environmental documentaries like the National Geographic Specials brought my entire family around the television, despite our tiny, black-and-white screen. Today, we have not only hundreds and hundreds of channels, but seemingly innumerable ways to watch, listen and learn.…

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