April 30, 2013

Greek Orthodox Easter

In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, this is Holy Week, culminating in Easter Sunday.

April 29, 2013

Return of the Wood Thrush

The annual return of the wood thrush holds a special meaning for some Pulse of the Planet listeners in upstate New York.

April 26, 2013

Kincentric Ecology – Yumari

The Raramuri people of Mexico honor their kinship to the earth through song and dance.

April 25, 2013

Kincentric Ecology – Today

The culture of the Raramuri people is a model for a more sustainable way of life in our modern industrialized world.

April 24, 2013

Kincentric Ecology – Breath

All of nature shares the same breath, so believe the Raramuri peoples of Mexico.

April 23, 2013

Kincentric Ecology – Language

The language of the Raramuri people is interwoven with the elements of nature.

April 22, 2013

Kincentric Ecology – Family

All of nature is kindred to the people of the Raramuri culture in Mexico.

April 19, 2013

Appalachian Spring – Poke and Ramps

Springtime brings the culinary delight of wild ramps to this Appalachian community.

April 18, 2013

Appalachian Spring – Plant Pharmacy

In rural Appalachia, if you need to get to the drug store for something ailing you, the remedy might be found growing outside your door.

April 17, 2013

Carpenter Bees – Sneaky

Some female carpenter bees have been known to engage in artifice and deception.

April 16, 2013

Carpenter Bees – Social

Carpenter bees are among the more solitary bees, sometimes living one to a nest.

April 15, 2013

Carpenter Bees – Nest

Bees are resourceful multi-talented insects, and some are skilled carpenters.

April 11, 2013

In Praise of Dungbeetles

Dung beetles of the Amazon bring new meaning to the word “recycling”.

April 10, 2013

Storks – Homing

Pairs of white storks amaze Hungarians by returning year after year to nest in the exact same spot.

April 9, 2013

Storks – Voices

Baby storks have a cry remarkably like human babies, but adult storks clatter their bills instead of calling.

April 8, 2013

Storks – Legend

The white stork is a revered creature in Hungary, a central figure in fable and folklore.

April 5, 2013

Cherry Blossom Festival – Old and New

In the United States, the annual Cherry Blossom festival has come to include many traditional and modern Japanese art forms.

April 4, 2013

Butter – Simple Samples

Air pollution monitoring is nothing new, but now scientists are turning to a new source of data: dairy cows.

April 3, 2013

Butter – Think Global

Scientists are analyzing butter to better understand pollutants found in the grass that cows feed upon.

April 2, 2013

Butter – Monitoring Pollutants

Scientists have hit upon a cheap and effective pollution monitoring tool – butter.

April 1, 2013

Butter – Persistent Pollutants

Just because a pollutant gets banned, it doesn’t mean it has gone away. In fact, detectable traces of it might be in your refrigerator.