• <span class="entry-title-primary">Disappearing Ocean Plastics</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Nothing to Celebrate</span>Disappearing Ocean Plastics Nothing to Celebrate
    Dec 03, 2014
    You’d think that finding far less plastic pollution on the ocean’s surface than scientists expected would be something to cheer about. The reality, however, is that this is likely bad news, for both the ocean food web and humans eating at the top. Ingestion of tiny plastic debris by sea creatures likely explains the plastics’ disappearance […]

House & Home

  • Five Reasons to Pee in Your GardenFive Reasons to Pee in Your Garden
    Nov 01, 2014
    I confess, my husband and I both pee in our backyard garden, waiting until nightfall so as not to surprise neighbors. We’ve always been comfortable relieving ourselves alongside lonely highways, even in daylight when waiting for the next bathroom seems unreasonable. But peeing in our own garden started as something of a lark, a combo of […]


Wild & Wooly


  • <span class="entry-title-primary">Jules Pretty Looks Over the Edge</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">New book shows hope in old ways</span>Jules Pretty Looks Over the Edge New book shows hope in old ways
    Nov 15, 2014
    In his new book The Edge of Extinction, University Essex Environment and Society professor Jules Pretty documents his visits to 12 different environments around the world where traditional human cultures are hanging on despite the pressures to modernize. Pretty does an admirable job showing that we would be wise to pay attention to the ancient ways of […]

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