Bobcat walking through deep snow

— by Dawn Harrison — Winter and an aging bobcat with arthritis? Not a great mix. Better the Bobcat has been ailing for some time. We’ve been trying to figure out what mix of supplements, vitamins, and feed would help poor Better feel better. The journey has taken months and included help from vets, research, and trial and error, and so far, it seems like nothing has worked. But still we clung to the hope of a solution for Better. So imagine my surprise when I walked by Better’s enclosure and, instead of limping up to the gate, he runs up and swipes out at my feet! My heart leaped for joy. Every animal is different, just like every human. We know that what works for one doesn’t...

Speaking with Jill Robinson of the Animals Asia Foundation makes me want to sell everything I own, give her all my money, and live naked in a hut eating beans so she can continue with her work.  She is a beacon of hope and inspiration for what humans can be, and can do. This is the story of the incredible power of one bear, reaching out and asking for help; and a human who heard and responded to the call.

Seeds in various stages of germination

Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise. Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit. Nobel Prize winning physicist Steven Chu reports that "agriculture and land-use generates more greenhouse gas emissions than power...

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