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The Nature Gatherer

Welcome! This is your guide to how human culture can help rescue biodiversity.

Nature has long shaped human societies. That deep and ancient link, though strained, is far from broken.

If you want to join me, Chris Baraniuk (not the iguana), on my quest to understand how this relationship can help us save the natural world, don't hesitate to sign up :)

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What would a truly nature-friendly city be like?

In the city of Milan, Italy, two tower blocks garlanded with greenery rise from their surroundings. The architect that designed these buildings, Boeri Studio, christened them Bosco Verticale, or “vertical forest” – a demonstration of how urban structures could be so much greener than we’re used to.

What would a truly nature-friendly city be like?
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An opera about dead locusts is coming to the UK

In the American Rocky Mountains, a grisly natural phenomenon is slowly unfurling. Glaciers there are melting, releasing huge piles of rotting locusts that became encased in the ice long ago.

An opera about dead locusts is coming to the UK
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This lemur, feared by some, helps farmers – and that could save it

You’re probably aware by now of this newsletter’s basic premise: that human culture can, sometimes, benefit biodiversity – directly or indirectly. Think of artists celebrating nature or communities who share in protecting their local environment and this may seem relatively unproblematic.

This lemur, feared by some, helps farmers – and that could save it