environment

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I feel a little weird reviewing this book. It’s a TED book, you see. What’s a TED book, you ask. I’ll let TED tell you: Shorter than a novel, but longer than an magazine article — a TED Book is a great way to feed your craving for ideas anytime. TED Books are short original…

David Suzuki is a icon for the Canadian environmental movement. He’s like our Al Gore and Rachel Carson all rolled up into one. I read and reviewed his memoirs a while back and they are terrific. When he talks, sensible people listen. This blog post by Suzuki and Ian Hanington hit my in box this…

Another list for your reading, gift-giving and collection development pleasure. Every year for the last bunch of years I’ve been linking to and posting about all the “year’s best sciencey books” lists that appear in various media outlets and shining a bit of light on the best of the year. All the previous 2011 lists…

My 2011 summer reading was pretty meagre this year. For various reasons too boring to go into here, there wasn’t much actually much vacation for me this summer. I think I’ll probably have a better December/Christmas reading list than summer. Such is life. Anyways, what I did read was pretty good, so let’s get to…

The Onion nails it on this one: We Need To Do More When It Comes To Having Brief, Panicked Thoughts About Climate Change. The problem with solving all our climate change-related problems is basically that all the people on the planet are human. Indeed, if there was ever a time when a desperate call to…

I read these five books over about the last year or so and they all represent something I really look for in books on complex subjects — for the most part, they concentrate on things individual people can actually do to make a difference. In this case, a difference in the future of the planet.…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

A teachable moment

So, PepsiCo has started up a new blog here on ScienceBlogs called Food Frontiers. From the profile: PepsiCo’s R&D Leadership Team discusses the science behind the food industry’s role in addressing global public health challenges. This is an extension of PepsiCo’s own Food Frontiers blog. This blog is sponsored by PepisCo. All editorial content is…

Sometimes it’s only through humour that we can understand just how serious an issue is. This is one of those cases. Heartbreakingly sad yet somehow ringing very true, this one is from The Onion: Suffering Blue Whales Plead With Environmentalists To Let Them Go Extinct Already. NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN–Claiming that their miserable lives had become…

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