Louisiana’s coastline: don’t get too attached to it.

ProPublica has a very informative feature on the rapidly shrinking Louisiana coastline. This is another man-made natural disaster, but surprisingly sea level rise from climate change is only a tertiary factor.  The story goes much farther back than that, and could largely be attributed to naïve good intentions in a time when we thought we […]


Check out this report on Vip, one of the silverback male gorillas at the Woodland Park Zoo, and his recent surgery.


  Ebola is all over the news the last couple of weeks — eclipsing talk of MERS in many places. There is lots of scary reports out there, and plenty of bad information, so it’s probably worth a recap of solid, useful information.

When even oil refineries admit climate change is real

Turn the irony knob up to 11:  a tar sands oil refinery asks the State of Delaware to enact a shoreline stabilization project in order to mitigate the effects of sea level rise. I think my head is going to asplode. But it does point out something important: even while Republicans stick their heads in the […]


I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the water management issue on the west coast of the United States.

Zoo bashing

Earlier this week this article published in the Huffington Post on “11 things you should know before planning your next trip to the zoo.” Articles like this really make me angry. They are written by people who have decided that zoos are awful, and only quote other people who have decided that zoos are awful. […]

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