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Please accept my humble obeisances.

Is anyone aware of Vedic literature that discusses ecology, the environment, human position in the natural world? 

And also any academic literature on these same topics?

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Hare Krsna
All branches of study are included in the Srimad Bhagavatam including the natural environment etc.
Hari Bol!

Hare Krishna,

Chapter 10, Verse 22

Of the Vedas I am the Sama-veda; of the demigods I am Indra; of the senses I am the mind, and in living beings I am the living force [knowledge].

Chapter 10, Verse 23

Of all the Rudras I am Lord Siva; of the Yaksas and Raksasas I am the lord of wealth [Kuvera]; of the Vasus I am fire [Agni], and of the mountains I am Meru.

Chapter 10, Verse 24

Of priests, O Arjuna, know Me to be the chief, Brhaspati, the lord of devotion. Of generals I am Skanda, the lord of war; and of bodies of water I am the ocean.

Chapter 10, Verse 21

Of the Adityas I am Visnu, of lights I am the radiant sun, I am Marici of the Maruts, and among the stars I am the moon.

Chapter 10, Verse 25

Of the great sages I am Bhrgu; of vibrations I am the transcendental om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himalayas.

Chapter 10, Verse 29

Of the celestial Naga snakes I am Ananta; of the aquatic deities I am Varuna. Of departed ancestors I am Aryama, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, lord of death.

Chapter 10, Verse 39

Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being-moving or unmoving-that can exist without Me.

SB 2.1.24 — This gigantic manifestation of the phenomenal material world as a whole is the personal body of the Absolute Truth, wherein the universal resultant past, present and future of material time is experienced.

SB 2.1.29 — His arms are the demigods headed by Indra, the ten directional sides are His ears, and physical sound is His sense of hearing. His nostrils are the two Aśvinī-kumāras, and material fragrance is His sense of smell. His mouth is the blazing fire. 

SB 2.1.30 — The sphere of outer space constitutes His eyepits, and the eyeball is the sun as the power of seeing. His eyelids are both the day and night, and in the movements of His eyebrows, Brahmā and similar supreme personalities reside. His palate is the director of water, Varuṇa, and the juice or essence of everything is His tongue.

SB 2.1.33 — O King, the rivers are the veins of the gigantic body, the trees are the hairs of His body, and the omnipotent air is His breath. The passing ages are His movements, and His activities are the reactions of the three modes of material nature.

SB 2.1.32 — Modesty is the upper portion of His lips, hankering is His chin, religion is the breast of the Lord, and irreligion is His back. Brahmājī, who generates all living beings in the material world, is His genitals, and the Mitrā-varuṇas are His two testicles. The ocean is His waist, and the hills and mountains are the stacks of His bones.

SB 2.1.34 — O best amongst the Kurus, the clouds which carry water are the hairs on His head, the terminations of days or nights are His dress, and the supreme cause of material creation is His intelligence. His mind is the moon, the reservoir of all changes.

SB 2.6.8, Translation: 

From the Lord's genitals originate water, semen, generatives, rains, and the procreators. His genitals are the cause of a pleasure that counteracts the distress of begetting.

AIR , WATER, SUN, MOON, PLANETS, SPACE, EARTH, MOUTAINS, TREES, OCEANS, CLOUDS, FIRE ALL IS GENERATING FROM SRI KRISHNA.. WHAT MORE IS ECOLOGY ABOUT? 

Hare Krishna.

Hi Chloe 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cows-Earth-Story-Kinder-Farming/dp/095618460X  Ranchor is a devotee of Srila Prabhupada.

http://www.krishnapath.org/Library/cookbooks/The_Higher_Taste.pdf    The introduction chapters to Higher taste have some good info.

Research also traditional vedic lifestyle through Srila Prabhupadas writing. He encouraged Growing grains and protecting cows ...

Hare krsna 

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