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Reynard Loki is a New York-based artist, writer and editor. He is the environment and food editor at AlterNet.org, a progressive news website. He is also the co-founder of MomenTech, a New York-based experimental production studio whose projects exploring cosmology, post-humanism, neo-nomadism and futurism have been presented around the world, including Center for Book Arts (New York, NY); DUMBO Arts Festival (Brooklyn, NY) Eastern Bloc Center for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art (Montreal), ITCH Magazine, School of Literature, Language and Media, Wits University (Johannesburg, South Africa); 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival (Berlin); Daet New Media Festival (Philippines); 3///3 (Athens, Greece), Fotanian Open Studio (Hong Kong) and Magmart International Video Festival (Naples). Reynard is a contributing author of Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia (Salem Press, 2013). His writing has also appeared in Salon, Truthout, Justmeans, EcoWatch, GreenBiz, Resilience.org and Social Earth.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Report from 2050: Our Acid Seas
Fisheries and corals succumb to ocean acidification, worsening the global food crisis (part of "Reports from 2050," a series of imagined reports from the year 2050, supported by current news, facts and scientific predictions.)
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 3, 2009 Happy Co-Dependence Day
As Americans head to the grill to celebrate July 4th, it's a perfect time to ponder another kind of freedom -- the gastronomic kind.
SHARE Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Save Kolahoi, Save Kashmir
The Kolahoi Glacier is melting fast. For India and Pakistan, it presents a great opportunity to stop the violence in Kashmir and work together to solve this environmental crisis.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Report from 2050: Livestock Production Breaks Safe Threshold
Rainforests and thousands of species wiped out as human demand for animal flesh finally exceeds Earth's limits (from "Reports from 2050," a series of imagined reports from the year 2050, supported by current news, discoveries and scientific predictions.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Is the Tree of Life Endangered?
The concept of a cosmic tree that connects everything is a powerful symbol in many of the world's religions and mythologies. But could this Tree of Life become a victim of deforestation?
SHARE Saturday, June 13, 2009 Mining for Answers in the Philippines
The Philippine mining industry is running rough-shod on indigenous people and the environment. For President Macapagal-Arroyo, it presents a great opportunity.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 3, 2010 The Village That Reinvented the World
Almost four decades ago, Gaviotas was started as a sustainable community in one of the harshest places in South America. It has worked -- largely because of trees.
SHARE Sunday, February 6, 2011 Africa Month: Turmoil in Egypt Continues, Battle for Nile Waits
With Egypt's future uncertain, so too are negotiations over control of the world's longest river (part of "Africa Month" on 13.7 Billion Years, focusing on biodiversity, conservation, sustainable development and ethical consumption across the continent).
SHARE Friday, February 4, 2011 Report from 2050: The Holocene Extinction
Millions of species feared extinct -- global warming is primary culprit (from "Reports from 2050," a series of imagined reports from the year 2050, supported by current news, discoveries and scientific predictions).
SHARE Monday, January 31, 2011 Report from 2050: Gardening on Mars
The first locally-sourced meal on Mars has been served -- plans for colonization on target (from "Reports from 2050," a series of imagined reports from the year 2050, supported by current news, discoveries and scientific predictions).
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 13, 2010 "The Traveler" Return to Pakistan
The Urdu poet Mustafa Zaidi died today in 1970. What might he have written had he lived to witness the floods that have devastated his homeland of Pakistan?
SHARE Wednesday, October 27, 2010 In West Africa, a Kiss Is Not Just a Kiss
n West Africa, where Hershey sources much of its cocoa, the scene is one of child labor, trafficking, and forced labor. The farmers in this region, which supplies the majority of the world's cocoa, live in poverty.
SHARE Friday, January 21, 2011 Report from 2050: The Sino-American Green Divide
For the past four decades, China has held the title of "World's Greenest Nation." America is also very green -- with envy (from "Reports from 2050, a series of imagined reports from the year 2050, supported by current news, discoveries and scientific predictions).
SHARE Monday, November 22, 2010 Tree of Gernika
Instead of guns, pro-peace reformers from ETA's banned political party can find strength in Basque's beloved oak.
SHARE Thursday, January 20, 2011 Report from 2050: The Rise of the Cyclist
Automobiles lose steam as bicycles become the world's fastest growing mode of personal transportation (from "Reports from 2050," a series of imagined reports from the year 2050, supported by current news, discoveries and scientific predictions).
SHARE Tuesday, July 28, 2009 America's State Department Turns 220
America's State Department was born today in 1789. Over two centuries old, is it flexible enough to deal with crises that have no state borders?
SHARE Sunday, July 26, 2009 Gone Fishin': Independence Day in Liberia Gone Fishin': Independence Day in Liberia
Liberia has yet to ratify the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources of the High Seas. Designed to increase international cooperation towards marine conservation, including the critical issue of overfishing, the ratification of this agreement is something that President Ellen-Johnson Sirleaf should give priority.