Category Archives: Otherkind

Living things who share the world with Bearkind.

Animal Rights & Speciesism: Chimps, Roosters & Humankind

  For many of us Boomers, our introduction to Chimpanzees was in the old Tarzan movies. Cheeta (based on Nkima the monkey in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ stories) was a tame, comical companion who readily sought out help when a human … Continue reading






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Solar Energy: The Benefits of Home Solar Power

When the ultra-conservative DailyFinance announces that “rapidly falling costs have transformed the solar power industry, and in many locations grid parity is already in the rear view mirror” you know that Solar Energy has arrived.   DailyFinance goes on to … Continue reading






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Green Energy: Renewable Energy Sources – Tidal Power

The search for Nature-friendly energy production goes on. (“One thing for sure, it’s not the Tar Sands,” say the Greens).   We need clean energy technologies. Here in Atlantic Canada, a number of programs using the tides along the Bay of … Continue reading






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Planting Trees: Plant More Trees – Save Our Earth – Regrow Our Forest Cover

  Here in Atlantic Canada, when we step out our back door and see the beautiful woodlands coloured in October tints, it’s almost possible to forget the unseasonably hot, humid summer brought to us by Climate Change.  Almost…   Sometimes, my … Continue reading






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Dog Intelligence: Most Intelligent Dog Breed

  Dog Intelligence – The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds – Is Yours On the Most Intelligent Dogs List?     1. “Left for the wolves.” In the early spring of 1902, Constable Richard Morris, of the North-West Mounted … Continue reading






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Are Turtles Endangered? Sea Turtles, Blandings Turtle, Desert Tortoises

    I like turtles. The Endangered Turtles List is getting longer.  Sad, considering that turtles were in existence in the age of the dinosaurs.  They’ve survived some of the most awful natural disasters our planet Earth has taken.  But … Continue reading






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Species Extinction: Extinct Animals & Endangered Species in UK

The number of species that have disappeared on Humankind’s Watch just keeps on growing.  The recent announcement in Canada that the Eskimo Curlew is now “officially” extinct is just the latest. And it saddens us.  Well, “sadden” doesn’t even begin … Continue reading






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Edgar Rice Burroughs: A Tribute to Tarzan’s Creator, A Personal Hero

  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: A Tribute to Tarzan’s Creator     Most of my boyhood heroes were writers. As I’ve said before, my first literary hero was Sir Charles G D Roberts. Almost forgotten today, Canadian Roberts was once as … Continue reading






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Great White Sharks: Next Species Extinction?

Recently, we tweeted “We love Humans. Don’t get us wrong. But with all this Human greed & Mass Extinctions — maybe Mother Earth would be happier without ’em!” We had a number of spirited replies, including this from TigerMothGirl: “@civilizedbears No … Continue reading






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Kindle Writer vs Ultimate Ebook Creator – Which Is Best?

  Kindle Writer vs Ultimate Ebook Creator – Which Is Best?     Yes, Brian. Kindle Writer vs Ultimate Ebook Creator – Which IS Best? Of the number of Kindle Writer Software programs now out there, these are the Top … Continue reading






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