Adventures in Ethics and Science

Category archives for Environment

Here are some of the thoughts and questions that stayed with me from this session. (Here are my tweets from the session and the session’s wiki page.) Among other things, this panel took up the article panelist Lindsey Hoshaw wrote about the garbage patch for the New York Times and some of the reaction to…

Session description: Debris in the North Pacific Gyre received unprecedented attention in 2009 with voyages from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, Project Kaisei, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Each voyage integrated online outreach into its mission, but emphasized very different aspects of the problem. What are the challenges of creating a major outreach effort…

Some thoughts on ClimateGate.

It’s quite likely, if you’re reading anything else on the internets besides this blog for the past few weeks, that you’ve already gotten your fill of ClimateGate. But maybe you’ve been stuck in your Cave of Grading and missed the news that a bunch of emails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) webserver at the…

Send GrrlScientist to Antarctica!

GrrlScientist is in a contest to become Quark Expedition’s official blogger from Antarctica. (So is DN Lee from Urban Science Adventures.) Grrl has been doing pretty well getting votes in this contest, despite the fact that her competition includes a radio personality from Portugal and a member of the Osmond family. Of the top vote-getters,…

… from a secret location. Because, in light of fluctuations in the slug and snail population when I go away, I think they may read my blog.

Snail eradication (day 38).

When the snail hunter is away, the gastropods will play.

A highlight of reunion at my alma mater, as far as I’m concerned, it that they open up the boat house and let alumnae paddle (or sail, or crew, depending on their druthers) around the lake. I’ve missed the lake. I was also missing the rest of the Free-Ride family, so I took advantage of…

Snail eradication (day 34).

Dry and overcast again this morning. I’ve never been a big fan of humidity, but I was really hoping for some today.

Snail eradication (day 33).

Well, it was another dry morning in the back yard. And I was sufficiently busy with other stuff yesterday afternoon that I did not have a chance to set up any beery gastropod watering holes.

The pattern of dry, overcast mornings continues. Not very satisfying weather for a gastropod hunter.