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1-EWC-pics24-533x300Welcome to the Ever Widening Circles.

We publish one article daily – on any subject under the sun – to remind us all that this is still an amazing world. Here on our User Favorite Page, you’ll find some of the articles our readers have shared the most.  If you think we’re missing something you can always send us an article, and don’t forget to check out our Curators’ Best selection to see the articles the Ever Widening Circles curators think everyone needs to see!

elephants jenny and shirley

16 MINUTES

Elephants Never Forget

This beautiful video taught us a lot about the depth of compassion and wonder that still exists in the world. This article remains one of our top- 5 “most viewed” with people from 190+ countries. Take a look and you’ll know why.

Image: Sun Through Flowers

12 MINUTES

Gratitude and Wonder with Louie Schwartzberg

Photographer Louie Schwartzberg brings us all to a place of breath-taking beauty, wonder and hope with his TED Talk, remarkable images and the words of wise ones, young and old. This TED Talk leaves us with a sigh and a smile every time we revisit it.

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11 MINUTES

Saving the Rainforest with Old Cellphones

How can we police large swaths of endangered rainforest with something we all have at home? The incredible startup Rainforest Connection is taking our old cell phones and giving them a second life as protectors of some of the most at-risk habitat on the planet!

Image: KoKo the gorilla with a kitten

56 MINUTES

Koko Turns 44!

Do you remember the beautiful documentary from the 1990’s about Koko the Gorilla and her kitten? Koko learned sign language and has been teaching us about the world through her eyes ever since!

Image: Rewilding with Megafauna from North America

7 MINUTES

Rewilding: What if we had the giants back?

Have you heard much about “megafauna,” the other giants that roamed the earth after the dinosaurs. It turns out they can teach us a lot about rewilding, a process to recover balance in the natural world.

The-Hudson-River-Plane-Crash

11 MINUTES

It Can All Change In An Instant

Ric Elias was on board “the Miracle of the Hudson,” the US Airways flight that was set to crash before a heroic safe landing by Captain Sully. Learn what went through Elias’ mind as the doomed plane went down in the icy water.

brighton earthship dominic alves

13 MINUTES

Ever Heard of the Earthship?

What if you could live in sync with the environment? The Earthship is providing an alternative way of life for homeowners who want to live off the grid!

Image: Wounda the Chimpanzee hugging Jane Goodall

6 MINUTES

A Thank You From Wounda

We’ve all heard a little about the “intelligence” of animals, but what about “emotional intelligence”? Wounda, a once near-death chimpanzee of Dr. Goodall fame, shows us there’s more going on here than we ever dreamed.

Namibia;  Namib Desert, black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) near Huab River, highly endangered

13 MINUTES

How to Survive a Rhino Charge

Have you ever wondered, “How did they get that photograph?!” Today we introduce you to a professional nature photographer who will tell us some fantastic tales and start taking us on little journeys around the world once a month through his breathtaking images.