Category Archives: Education

Campus sustainability: Have you seen junior’s grades?

Tweet I know I’ve already used that subtitle in a different context but I couldn’t resist.  Perhaps I’m getting into a rut . . .  Anyway, the College Sustainability Report Card for 2008 has been released. This effort, led by the … Continue reading

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Global poverty is solvable – just watch this

Tweet Fascinating editorial in this week’s issue of Nature arguing that “Many ‘developing’ countries are much more developed than some people think. Their rapid progress should inspire scientists and their institutions to do more to confront global poverty.” The immensity … Continue reading

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Planet in Peril

Tweet That’s the name of a new documentary on the state of the Earth to air this coming Tuesday and Wednesday nights (23 and 24 October) on CNN.  Normally, I shy away from anything that might be considered advertising.  But … Continue reading

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Write your grandkids a letter . . . and explain yourself

Tweet Climate change denialists — what are these guys thinking?  I mean, what do they really think, in their heart of hearts (or whatever organ it is they use to make arguments such as this) when noone else is listening? I … Continue reading

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Sowing the seeds of literacy for the new millennium

Tweet The latest issue of Seed magazine is a must read, announcing the winners of the 2nd Annual Seed Science Writing Contest, which addresses the question: “What does it mean to be scientifically literate in the 21st Century?”  Lest you think … Continue reading

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Proud to be a science scout

Tweet It is with great pride that I announce my initiation into the Order Of The Science Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique. It’s kinda like the Boy Scouts, except girsl are invited too.  There are lots of … Continue reading

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Most conservative organization on earth going green

Tweet I refer to the Catholic Church.  Admittedly, “most conservative organization on earth” could be considered an exaggeration in comparison with freaks like Ann Coulter, who could make even Atilla the Hun look reasonable. On the other hand, this is the organization … Continue reading

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So I’ve been thinkin’ . . .

Tweet . . . and it appears that I’ve actually been caught at it by — hot damn! — two separate people.  Kevin Z, fellow in the distinguished company of marine biologists, and keeper of invertebrates at The Other 95%, fingered me … Continue reading

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Congress: Leave no child inside!

Tweet Most of us of a certain age have fond memories of coming home from school and spending hours playing outside, hunting for frogs or lightning bugs or whatever, holding down the secret fort in the bushes, inventing games out … Continue reading

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Richard Louv, Natural Patriot

Tweet During my idyllic vacation two weeks ago, I pulled out a book that had been sitting on my table for some time: Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods.  Based on the somewhat off-puttingly pedantic subtitle (“Saving our Children … Continue reading

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