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LAWRENCE — Five University of Kansas researchers are part of a multi-institutional team awarded a five-year, $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant focused on the restoration of native prairie and…

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Salina Arts & Humanities today revealed the 2021 Smoky Hill River Festival print. Smoky Hill Prairie Haunts, created by Kansas City interdisciplinary artist Rena Detrixhe, had its beginnings in 2020…

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Today, there is more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than at any point in the past 3.6 million years. On April 5, atmospheric carbon dioxide exceeded 420 parts per million—marking nearly the…

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Ecosphere Studies partner, Bill Vitek, creator of the Pandemic Armchair Philosophy Blog, writes that it “…was born in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, and is designed to demonstrate…

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In this episode of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss the creativity of both humans and the larger living world. In addition to finding expression in art, human creativity also…

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As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are staying safely at home and finding respite in our kitchens. The loaves of sourdough and banana bread that were so…

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In this episode of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss the role of religion, both in Jackson’s life and in our human future. The title of this episode references something…

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On December 16th, Olivia Malloy was joined by Bill Vitek for a conversation about his work with perennial agriculture. Among his many other roles, Mr. Vitek, a philosopher, educator, and…

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As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are staying safely at home and finding respite in our kitchens. The loaves of sourdough and banana bread that were so…

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Ed. note: This piece is the first contribution in the new book The Perennial Turn: Contemporary Essays from the Field, ed. by Bill Vitek and published as a free ebook by New…

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In this fall’s contest between U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall and state Sen. Barbara Bollier for the open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas, Marshall has repeatedly argued that his opponent, if elected,…

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Exhibit Columbus will conclude its New Middles symposium with a live conversation broadcast on Dezeen that will explore the past and future of Midwest landscapes and indigenous design. Watch here from 7:00pm UK…

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