Category Archives: Sustainability

An administration that believes in science

Tweet “Imagine — in four months we could have an administration in Washington that believes in science.” That was our former Governor, who brought both parties together to save Virginia from the disastrous policies of previous Governor Jim Gilmore; the … Continue reading

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Arise patriots: Leave no child inside!

Tweet Alright, all you people who have been fondly recalling your idyllic childhoods lying in old fields, catching lightning bugs, plunging into the swimming hole, and chucking rotten apples at each other in the old orchard, and lamenting that kids … Continue reading

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The blue and the green

Tweet Carnivals, that is. The latest incarnations are now online. Blue at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Notes blog. And, on a related note, oceanophiles may also enjoy checking out Rick MacPherson’s links to various marine-themed blogs he likes here … Continue reading

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How to solve global warming

Tweet It’s familiar dilemma: after you’ve changed out your old incandescent light bulbs, got serious about recycling, started eating local farm produce, switched to reusable shopping bags, maybe even bought a Prius, one comes to the uncomfortable question: How are … Continue reading

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In praise of dung beetles

Tweet Yes, I’ve previously sung the praises of maggots. And lightning bugs. And I stand by that. But there are legions of others of our humble brethren (is there a parallel politically correct, gender-neutral word? sistren? Never mind) out toiling … Continue reading

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The disappearing Chesapeake?

Tweet The National Wildlife Federation has just released an important new report “Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Habitats of the Chesapeake Bay“, which provides the most detailed and comprehensive view yet of the likely impacts of climate change on specific habitats … Continue reading

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The Timberneck Biodiversity Restoration Project, Phase I

Tweet I’m excited to announce the inauguration of the Timberneck Creek Biodiversity and Habitat Restoration Project, Phase I. Although it has also been called, more prosaically, “cleaning up my yard”, I prefer to think about it in a larger context … Continue reading

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Live from EarthFest 2008

Tweet OK, not exactly live — It’s a day after the fact.  But who would have paid attention if this read: Yesterday from EarthFest! Yesterday I participated in EarthFest 2008, sponsored jointly by NASA Langley and Christopher Newport University here in … Continue reading

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Get ’em outside

Tweet Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

  See also here to get involved. The US House of Representatives’ Education and Labor Committee is currently considering the No Child Left Behind Act (summary of the … Continue reading

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Got dirt?

Tweet [Editor’s note: This just in — and in time for Earth Day (barely). I reprint below an extract from the new, second edition of Richard Louv’s classic and inspirational book, Last Child in the Woods.  The new edition is … Continue reading

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