E.T., what about E.T.?
That moment when Jeremy realises he’s in his 40’s.
Opinion: It’s Time to Stop Thinking That All Non-Native Species Are Evil
What should be done with the wattle-necked softshell turtles on the Hawaiian island of Kauai?
The turtles came from China, starting in the 1850s, brought by sugarcane farmers who liked them as soup. Today, they’re endangered in China and considered invasive—the term for non-native species that cause undesirable effects—in Kauai. But conservationists don’t believe the animals are safe from hunting in their home range, so there’s little point in boxing them up and sending them back.
It’s a head scratcher: Should we remove the turtles from Kauai to preserve the native ecosystem there—the turtles could potentially eat native fish—and risk the extinction of their species, or should we keep them alive in Hawaii?
Those kinds of knotty questions are becoming more commonplace in ecology, as global change accelerates. And so a new attitude is emerging that’s less reflexively hostile toward invaders. It was much in evidence at a symposium held last week at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, Montana. I participated as a journalist but not a disinterested observer: I’ve argued in the past that it’s time for a more nuanced approach to the non-native plants and animals among us.
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He reminds me that the air isn’t just something that’s there. It’s something you breathe in. - Love letters to the dead (Ava Dellaira)
I mean, words can’t be good enough for a lot of things. But, you know, I guess we have to try. - Ava Dellaira Love Letters To The Dead (via sempiternale)
I made a decision right then that I would love her even more than I already did—enough to make up for everything else. - Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead (via beckisbookshelf)
― Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead
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Sometimes, the smallest gestures take up the most room. - Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead (via beckisbookshelf)
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Nine Quotes: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira (4/9)
“I know I wrote letters to people with no address on this earth, I know that you are dead. But I hear you. I hear all of you. We were here. Our lives matter.”
There’s more to life than being a passenger. - Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead (via quotes-shape-us)