Tag Archives: restoration

The future of marine fish

Tweet [This article was an invited piece for the American Institute of Biological Sciences’ Action Bioscience online site. I had occasion to mull its content afresh recently after a visit to the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Centre, whose “Sea … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Oceans, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Can Nature heal?

Tweet It’s a tough job these days being an environmentalist proponent of sustainability. Bad news and warnings of impending doom at every turn. One might be forgiven for craving a bit of sunshine every once in a while. One of … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Sustainability | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Nature is hiring

Tweet [Editor’s note: Following is Paul Hawken‘s recent commencement speech to the graduating class of the University of Portland. It is so inspiring, so filled with poetry and wisdom, and so dead on the mark that I feel compelled to … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Education, Natural Patriots, Science, Sustainability | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Green, leafy, and cool

Tweet Now that it is becoming increasingly clear that we are already on board for a substantial increase in global temperature in the coming century, the discussion has broadened from efforts to cut the greenhouse gases that drive the process, … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Science, Sustainability | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Death and taxes . . . and reincarnation

Tweet Recently I got an uncharacteristic surge of organizational momentum, girded my loins, donned my battle gear,  and dove into the swamp of my home office filing system.  Many of you will appreciate from your own experience what a daunting … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Books and media, Sustainability | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Locals only

Tweet The creeping dominance of suburbia by non-native ornamental plants is depleting the abundance and diversity of native animals too—but landscaping with native plants can help reverse the trend.  Yes, we can! (OK, I am still in the grips of … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Science, Sustainability | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Handle with care

Tweet [This recent editorial in the journal Nature captures one of our central challenges as a global society so well that I quote the article here in full. The article refers specifically to a forest in Poland that is among … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Biophilia, Science, Sustainability | Tagged | Leave a comment

49 people who could save the planet

Tweet The list (of 50) is out at the Guardian.  There are a number of obvious choices (Al Gore, Wangari Maathai), a few oddballs (Cormac McCarthy? Say what? Leonardo di Caprio? Honestly.), and various ordinary and a few extraordinary unknown … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Politics, Sustainability | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Biofuels and sustainability: the pros weigh in

Tweet The Ecological Society of America, the Nation’s leading body of professional ecological scientists (of which I am a proud member), has released a position statement on biofuels sustainability.  The full text is here.  Because these are highly important issues … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Politics, Sustainability | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Can we afford to save the world?

Tweet The environmental problems the world faces are daunting.  One often hears that the economic costs involved in resource conservation, reforestation, transition to a new energy regime, and so forth are so high that solving them is simply too expensive. But … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment