Category Archives: Education

Proud Papa of a . . . crustacean!

Tweet At least it feels like I’ve had a baby (I can sense any mothers reading this rolling their eyes at the cluelessness of this analogy). Only the gestation time for this little bundle has been more than four years.  … Continue reading

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Ocean literacy

Tweet Slowly but inexorably, the world’s consciousness seems to be turning green as the scale and rapidity of human impacts on nature, and their profound implications for our future, begin to penetrate even the more obdurate minds among us.  This is an … Continue reading

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Ocean Soul

Tweet [In recognition of World Ocean Day today, and the inaugural Carnival of the Blue: a journal entry from March 2004, Carrie Bow Cay, on the Belize Barrier Reef] Sitting in the soft sand behind the back reef, waiting for the … Continue reading

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We’ve been framed! Biodiversity and the future of seafood

Tweet Several weeks ago, Chris Mooney and Matthew Nisbet published a perspective piece in Science on “Framing Science“, that is, on communicating science effectively to non-scientific audiences (see also their Outlook piece in the Washington Post).  They recognized that many issues … Continue reading

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The real roots of terror?

Tweet Fundamentalist Christians appear to have a new ally in their crusade against the evil of evolution-based biological science: Fundamentalist Islam. It’s an interesting, albeit frustrating, exercise to read through this nonsense and attempt to decipher the convoluted logic behind … Continue reading

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Add one to the Endangered Species list: ecologists

Tweet It’s widely appreciated that the world’s biodiversity is in crisis — that many species are in danger of extinction.  How do we know this?  Because ecologists and other environmental field scientists have studied their abundance and sometimes obscure habits, … Continue reading

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Creation research: pushing back(ward) the frontiers

Tweet You’ve got to give creationists some credit for pure mulish stubborn determination. Their strategies to remove evolution from classrooms are themselves a classic example of evolution in response to a changing environment, developing from the initially amateurish claims of “creation science” to … Continue reading

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The Guvernator says: “Pimp my ride!”

Tweet So it’s Friday night and I’m surfing through the channels, and I come on the image of Guvernator Schwarzenegger, standing in the GAS garage with a with a crew of tough-looking dudes. And he’s talking about . . . sustainable … Continue reading

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Earth Portal: coming soon to a computer near you

Tweet Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, and all the ships at sea: The official grand opening of the Earth Portal is coming this Thursday 27 April 2007:

The Earth Portal aspires to be an … Continue reading

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We did it!

Tweet Natural Patriots throughout the greater Williamsburg area arose yesterday to send a message to Congress: Cut carbon emissions by 80%!  “Step It Up” rallies were held in over 1400 places around the nation.  Organizers believe this is the largest … Continue reading

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