Shifting Baselines

Check out my new blog Guilty Planet and please join in with your thoughts on conservation…

Hopefully you are wondering what the heck is going on. As I mentioned in my last post (days turned to weeks and it is just moments before a whole month has gone by), I am currently a visiting researcher in the Conservation Science Unit at Cambridge University’s Department of Zoology. Here, I am expanding my…

For the last month, I have been a visiting researcher in the conservation science unit at Cambridge University, which turns 800 (!) this year. Another impressive birthday is today: Charles Darwin’s bicentennial–a grand event here in England, although they do admire Darwin daily (note the 10 pound note): Across the nation, events are commemorating Darwin…

January Wrap Up

It is already February! And I cannot believe I let so many January stories get away from me. So I would like a recap a few of shifting baselines repute now: 1) This article, Deep Sea-crets, ran in the San Diego Union Tribune about a recent expedition to explore deep undersea mounts in the Gulf…

I believe in Obama. So I wanted to be part of his story. Our story. So last Saturday, I flew from London to Washington, D.C. to spend four days celebrating and witnessing the inauguration of our 44th President. I made my way down to the Sunday concert featuring actors and musicians. The music part was…

A Guilt Trip for Obama I sent a million emails Cheering you on in every line. I watched Will.I.Am’s video About a thousand times. I stood strong against my parents (Both McCain supporters). I recruited my brother: A first time and Obama voter. I made inspirational cds, Sending them to friends in every state. I…

A Better Sushi Shirt?

Sushi Hater

My friend sent me a link to this t-shirt for sale at Forever 21 (the Wal-Mart of high fashion) and her email read simply: “uh oh”. Yes, this is what PETA’s Save the Sea Kitten campaign is up against…

Hm. I have mixed feelings about this ultimate example of renaming fish. PETA has a new campaign out to get people to relate to fish as animals rather than as commodities, which is a noble goal and one I very much support. There are a few snags with their Save the Sea Kittens campaign, though.…

The New York Times blogpost The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating was one of the most-viewed stories for 2008 and guess what? One of those 11 foods were sardines*! One more reason to Eat Like A Pig! *Note: I wanted to post a scrummy looking sardine in this post but check out what you…