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February 27, 2018

How much of the earth should we set aside for wildlife in order to protect diversity?

This is the question to be discussed at the Symposium Zoological Society of London this week

Based on this question, The Nature Needs Half Movement is "a science-based and common-sense...

February 27, 2018

“Manchester has a wide range of habitats and wildlife. This includes everything from floating water plantain in the Rochdale Canal through to ancient woodland in Blackley. These species and habitats make up a rich and valuable diversity that we should aim to protect an...

February 27, 2018

Poetry has been an important element of this project, and our weekly poetry sessions with local poet Nige Wood have been popular and introduced another creative way to share our experiences, articulate our feelings and explore language around sound, noise, distraction,...

February 21, 2018

Two interesting articles written by  George Michelsen Foy relating to his book Zero Decibels about his year long search for silence:

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127294078

And on why we need silence to survive:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...

February 21, 2018

rolling wheels lead to beeping 

idling engines on wet roads

chatter, coughing, feet shuffling

laughter surrounds the swish of puddles

distant traffic breathing by the gushing water

the banging knocking bus diesel engine

carries on the wind

traffic chatter, chatter traffic

whir...

February 20, 2018

On Tuesday 13th February 2018 a group made up of participants from TLC St Lukes and Manchester Community Qigong Group walked from a meeting place in front of Sainsburys corner of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street along the canal to Castlefiend and over onto the Bridge...

February 7, 2018

I like to imagine landscapes without human development all over them. I will play with my mental time-machine to create a picture of what a place looked like maybe after the last Ice-Age. I blot out all the signs that say “human was here 10,000BC-2018 AD”, the electric...

February 2, 2018

Check out this article from the World Economic Forum - the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing is now proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.

 Fletcher Moss...

February 2, 2018

With thanks again to Coryn Smethurst for sending this in:

http://irishpost.co.uk/irish-city-named-one-top-noisiest-cities-sleep-almost-18000-complaints/

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