When large nets are used to capture desirable species, there is often “bycatch” of undesirable species that are often thrown back into the water.
The average U.S. citizen is responsible for 16 tons of CO2 added to the atmosphere each year and nearly 50 square meters of sea-ice loss.
For the first time in many years, I didn’t anticipate fireworks as the sun began to set on the 4th of July. Instead, I found myself in a car reminiscent of 1950s America, drivingContinue reading
Humans appropriate about 40% of all terrestrial plant production for various purposes
if we added iron to a large area of the world’s oceans, we could dramatically lower the level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.
All this argues for the electric utility companies to spend far less money planning natural-gas and nuclear-fired power plants and far more on wind mills and improvements to the grid
The world loves cats. They’re a cute and cuddly companion species that we have been breeding for thousands of years.The world also loves charismatic megafauna, large animal species with widespread public appeal due to their magnificence,Continue reading
Access to public resources is something that most Americans would likely agree is an important right. Enjoying and utilizing our natural environments, such as parks, beaches or waterways, is something everyone should be able toContinue reading
I find myself conflicted every time I’m presented with the opportunity to interact with marine mammals. The rational part of my brain says I should respect these intelligent creatures and keep my distance, but anotherContinue reading
Costa Rica’s coasts, long renowned for being rich in biodiversity, have recently come under attack by industrial fishing. While living in the country for 10 months as a Hart Leadership Fellow, I interviewed fishermen onContinue reading