3 Best Articles I’ve read on Medium in February
There are apparently over 20,000 new stories published on Medium published every day. But in February, the amount of non-bird-related work didn’t permit me to dive into some of it as much as usual. Or maybe the feed algorithms are playing tricks on me.
So here are the 3 articles, not the usual 5, that I would like to share with you that were written in the month of February.
Treeplanting: As Unsustainable As Sustainability by B. Lorraine Smith
The products packaging of many plastic bottles in my country is filled with statements claiming that they replant a tree for every sold bottle. B. Lorraine Smith tells her story from both the side of someone that planted those trees in the past and after seeing all the shades of corporate green.
Treeplanting: As Unsustainable As Sustainability
A look back at how planting deforested and sustainability apologized for continued devastation
Viewing Egrets as Fine Art Subjects by Randy Runtsch
Randy Runtsch’s story is filled with photos of egrets, telling the story of their, nonconsensual, engagement in the fashion business. After the craze, the egrets needed protection to save them from extinction, and fortunately, we can still see them outside, and not just their feathers on the hats in museums.
Viewing Egrets as Fine Art Subjects
Plume hunters harvested some egret species to the brink of extinction over a century ago, all to feed a fashion craze…
Angry Birds: Rural Robins Get ‘Road Rage’ When Exposed To Traffic Noise by 𝐆𝐫𝐫𝐥𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭, scientist & journalist
Birds in cities are singing louder and simpler melodies to get heard in the mix of car and human noise, but those sounds also impact how birds communicate, and to which means of communication they choose.
Angry Birds: Rural Robins Get ‘Road Rage’ When Exposed To Traffic Noise
Human activities, such as traffic noises and other forms of noise pollution, can have significant impacts on social…
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