Category Archives: Otherkind

Living things who share the world with Bearkind.

The Butterfly Effect: Is the Monarch Butterfly Next on the Extinction List?

The Eskimo Curlew of Canada. The Golden Toad of Costa Rica. The Zanzibar Leopard. The Javan Tiger. The Pyrenean Ibex. The West African Black Rhino. Just some of the world’s species declared “Officially Extinct” in just the last few years. … Continue reading






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Plant a Fish: Jacques Cousteau’s Ocean Mission Carried on by Grandson

  Born in Atlantic Canada, the wild ocean has always been “just out there” for me — sometimes calm, sometimes seething — always a living place.  Blue and green and white, roaring onto rocks and sand.  Playground for shorebirds who … Continue reading






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Brave African Elephant Fights Three Poachers & Wins

    Jackie Chan is right. Jackie spoke out about elephant poaching, making it clear that the iconic and majestic animals were being decimated for their ivory.  And that there is only one sure way to stop it. Speaking in … Continue reading






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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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