FE5.10 - Everything Will Be Vine
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
2w ago
Vision without eyes? Intelligence without a brain? Are plants more akin to us than we have been prepared to acknowledge? Or are they different in ways we will forever strain to imagine? One way or another, a vine with some unusual abilities is shaking the field of botany to its foundations. On this episode: Zoë Schlanger (author of the newly-released, New York Times bestselling book The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth) takes us to the misty rainforests of Chile and back to report on what might just be the world’s most extraor ..read more
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FE5.9 - Home on the Rangelands: Where the Deer and the Antelope Play (Part 3)
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
1M ago
In this conclusion to our trilogy, we're looking at a proposal to move beyond the concept of "rangelands" through the rewilding of the American west — meaning, the return of forgotten landscapes, species, and ecologies not commonly seen in generations (not to mention improved water and carbon storage). But at least one thing isn't compatible with this vision: grazing cattle on public lands. Catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 And find citations, a transcript, and credits on our website — — — This ad-free podcast is supported by listeners just like you! Join our Patreon to get early episo ..read more
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FE5.8 - Home on the Rangelands: The Beef and the Butterflies (Part 2)
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
3M ago
Our series on cows and rangelands continues in the weeds and in the thorns, looking at a specific piece of public land where livestock are being employed to give some endangered species a new lease on life. In this 3-part series, we're hearing from impassioned scientists and land managers with diametrically opposed opinions on the concept of "rangelands" — by some estimates, accounting for 50-70% of the earth's surface. Missed Part 1? Catch up here — — — Find credits, citations, a transcript and more at futureecologies.net/listen/fe-5-8-home-on-the-rangelands-part-2 This ad-free podc ..read more
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FE5.7 - Home on the Rangelands: Welcome to Cowlifornia (Part 1)
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
4M ago
The introduction of cattle to western North America has undeniably contributed to massive ecosystem change. But could cows be as much a part of the solutions as they are the problem? In this 3-part series, we're hearing from all sides of this issue: impassioned scientists and land managers with diametrically opposed opinions on the concept of "rangelands" — by some estimates, accounting for 50-70% of the earth's surface. Part 1 kicks things off with a look at the special case of California, and a challenge to the conventional environmentalist perspective that cattle are always a destructive fo ..read more
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FE5.6 - Making a Living
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
7M ago
How do we account for nature? We can build on it and we can take from it, but what is its intrinsic value — in and of itself? On this episode: Adam Davis (of Ecosystem Investment Partners), and a cultural transformation happening right now — reshaping the intersection of environmentalism and capitalism. Welcome to the restoration economy. — — — Music: Thumbug, Local Artist, Yu Su, SFML Cover art: Alé Silva Thanks: Ian Wyatt, Ava Stanley, Aila Takenaka, Alex Janz Transcript, Citations, etc: https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-5-6-making-a-living — — — Help us keep making this sh ..read more
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FE5.5 - On Fire: Walking on Two Legs (Part 5)
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by Future Ecologies
8M ago
Meet the Fire Watchers of Skeetchestn: the people keeping their community safe during nearby wildfires, and working to bring good fire back to the land. Join us for this conclusion to our visit to Secwépemc territories as we discuss a way to bring different knowledge systems together: a synthesis of western science and Indigenous understanding. This is the 5th instalment in our series of indeterminate length, "On Fire". While you don't need to listen to them in order, you may want to at least catch up Part 4 (Under Water) before diving into this one. – – – Links, citations, photos, episod ..read more
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FE5.4 - On Fire: Under Water (Part 4)
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
9M ago
What happens after the smoke clears? What does recovery look like when the disasters never end? In this episode, we're visiting the sites of some of BC's biggest burns of 2017 and 2021 – making the link between the mega-fires and the floods and landslides that followed. We'll hear about how the land is (and isn't) recovering, and the factors that spell the difference. This is the 4th instalment in our series of indeterminate length, "On Fire", but don't feel obliged to listen to parts 1-3 beforehand. – – – Links, citations, photos, episode transcript and more – – – ? Future Ecol ..read more
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FE presents: Inherited
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
10M ago
Inherited is a climate storytelling podcast by, for, and about young people. We're bringing you Season 3, Episode 1: "Mama's House", a personal story of family loss, structural resilience, and survival in an era of climate change. Find all of Season 3, including behind-the-scenes interviews with each of the 8 storytellers, wherever you get your podcasts, or at yr.media/inherited/ ––– September 15-17 will hold climate marches and demonstrations around the world (many starting RIGHT NOW). Join the fight to end fossil fuels, and find the action near you: fossilfueltreaty.good.do/global-march/map ..read more
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Earthkin's Trial by Fire
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
10M ago
Adam catches up with Fern Yip (guest producer on FE2.3) about her recent close call with wildfire, with lots of practical advice for those living on forested lands. For photos and a transcript of this conversation, see futureecologies.net/listen/earthkins-trial-by-fire Learn more about Fern at earthkin.ca — — — Find Earthkin's September workshops in Vancouver: earthkin.ca/rewilddays and a 10-weekend course September 2023 through June 2024 at Anderson Lake: earthkin.ca/waysofthewild — — — VANCOUVER: Spiders Song will return to Lobe Studio on Thursday, September 14th! Join us for this ..read more
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FE5.3 - Cosmopoetics
Future Ecologies
by Future Ecologies
10M ago
How do our dreams shape our reality? Tonight, with the help of scientists, artists, philosophers, and historians, we're sprinkling a little stardust on our understanding of the more-than-human — from fish, to demons and gods. This episode features the words and voices of Lucia Pietroiusti, Filipa Ramos, Alex Jordan, Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe, Rain Wu, Nahum Mantra, Onome Ekeh, Federico Campagna, Yussef Agbo-Ola, and Hatis Noit, recorded at The Shape of a Circle in the Dream of a Fish — a recurrent festival exploring ideas of consciousness, language and the mind across non-human species and beings ..read more
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