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Watershed Moment
The March/April 2021 issue

In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist we share stories of people across the world inspired by Rivers. Rivers have shaped landscapes over millennia, arteries of fresh water that have carved paths through rock and soil from source to sea. Rivers have provided humanity with a good place to set up home for thousands of years, and now, waterways are under threat.

As our relationship with Nature frays, the threads connecting us become all the more precious, and people across the world are fighting to protect the rivers they love. In this issue, Vandana K investigates grassroots activism in India, and Nicola Cutcher celebrates a recent victory by citizen scientists. Li An Phoa walks along the river Meuse, and Derek Gow brings beavers back to Britain.

We also focus on the need for wisdom, compassion and hope. Julian Abel explains why being compassionate is good for us, Russell Warfield interviews Rutger Bregman about his book Humankind and Louisa Adjoa Parker speaks to Romalyn Ante about migration, home and family.

We hope you enjoy our selection of free articles from this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.

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Featured articles from the latest issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine

Survival of the Kindest

Survival of the Kindest

Social relationships are more effective at keeping us alive and feeling healthy than diet, exercise or giving up smoking. Palliative care consultant, Julian Abel updates us on The Compassion Project and how kindness in communities is helping to improve people's health.
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Rewilding Britain's Waterways

Rewilding Britain's Waterways

Marianne Brown meets 'beaver man' Derek Gow, a passionate advocate of rewilding. The activities of beavers, a keystone species re-introduced to his farm in West Devon, has transformed the landscape and created habitats for numerous other creatures.
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Understanding the Current

Understanding the Current

Ecologist Lisa Schneidau shares her curiosity for stories about rivers - reflecting on how folk tales can unveil society's historical relationship with rivers and inspire our actions to improve rivers now. Along the way, she discovers underwater mystery and folk wisdom.
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Bonding and Belonging

Bonding and Belonging

Satish Kumar explores the landscape of love and offers a simple meditation focused on compassion, consolation, conciliation and communication to counteract the four anti-love Cs of criticising, complaining, controlling and comparing the people we love.
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The World of Pavement Weeds

The World of Pavement Weeds

Walking the lockdown streets of London, Amanda Tuke tuned into the details of trees and opportunistic weeds - finding time to pause, enjoy and appreciate the beauty and resilience of wild plants that grow in our cities.
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Siren Call

Siren Call

David Buckland founded Cape Farewell 20 years ago to instigate a cultural response to the climate crisis, drawing attention to melting ice caps and stressed oceans. A new 'Siren Poets Project' is exploring how poetry can disturb, charm and enchant in the time of Covid.
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Picture Credits

Cover image: A single flower/ray of hope by Zena Holloway; Survival of the Kindest: Illustration by Matt Booker; Rewilding Britain's Waterways: Stills from Beavers: Nature's Ecosystem Engineers by Lauren Cook for Beaver Trust @laurens_colours; Understanding the Current: Wood engraving by Nancy Haver; Bonding and Belonging: Memories by Glynne James; The World of Pavement Weeds: Wonder Weeds XXXXI by Lynn Bailey; Siren Call: Projection on ice by David Buckland

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