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A New Oceans Discovery: 1 Million Species (and A Lot of Plastic)

A New Oceans Discovery: 1 Million Species (and A Lot of Plastic)

By | October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am | One comment

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Last week, the results from a 2.5-year underwater expedition were revealed. The French vessel, Tara, has surfaced over one million newfound aquatic species – certainly a great feat for science and discovery! However, it’s important to...

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Go into theBlu for World Oceans Day

Go into theBlu for World Oceans Day

By | June 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm | No comments

Today is World Oceans Day, where people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all. Some are celebrating by participating in beach clean-ups, others by organizing petitions, and some simply by celebrating the oceans' vitality and beauty. theBlue,...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle, Science

Don’t State the Facts, Tell An Environmental Story

By | April 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm | One comment

Photo by Solokom via flickr We’re all living life on the edge. Climate change has made it so that our weather patterns our becoming more and more unpredictable. Hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme events are more common than ever. They hold the power to destroy homes,...

Posted in: Climate, Mindful Lifestyle, Science

GMO-Tainted Blood Poisons Unwitting Vampires

By | February 8, 2012 at 11:16 am | No comments

Get involved with LabelGMOs.org to help get GMO labelling on the 2012 ballot in California. Success is California should portend success across the rest of the country. We could be the next France...or Hungary. Cartoonist's note: This image will soon be added to my...

Posted in: Food, Green Cartoons, Science

Sharks Eat Land Birds?!

By | January 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm | No comments

Photo by Alkok via flickr It is difficult to imagine sharks eating birds that do not associate with water, but they do. Not all sharks do; tiger sharks are one example. While route sampling off the coast of Alabama in 2009, Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Markus Drymon caught a...

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“FUGMO”: The Anti-GMO Mascot

By | January 18, 2012 at 11:48 am | No comments

Writers, Bloggers, Photographers, Cartoonists, please feel free to place the FUGMO seal of disapproval on any of your anti-GMO work. Readers, you are invited to add the seal to your avatar. FUGMO says: "F U, GMOs!" More on why you too should say F U to GMOs: From Grist: The...

Posted in: Food, Green Cartoons, Science

How Empathically the Animal Kingdom Works

By | January 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Photo by Noa Brandt via flickr Scientists recently conducted research on rats to see whether animals other than apes can perform selflessly. It is long observed that we inherit our empathy from our closely related apes and ape-like ancestors. Non-ape animals were not tested...

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The Newest Oil Spill: Small Leaks in Russia Lead to Ecological Failure

By | December 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm | No comments

Photo by AntarticBoy via flickr We’ve all been reminded of the disastrous effects that the oil industry can have on our planet. Not only does it massively contribute to climate change, but spills and leaks can also cause ecological failures, further leading to the demise of...

Posted in: Energy, Politics, Science

Papua New Guinea Shows Us Why Small Can Be Beautiful

By | December 9, 2011 at 6:21 pm | No comments

Photo by Heal the Bay via flickr Balancing the employment needs of fishing communities with conservation concerns is a tricky task for many reasons—but the experience of a provincial initiative in Papua New Guinea offers valuable clues for success. Marine protected...

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Study May End 30-Year Moratorium on Uranium Development

By | December 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm | No comments

Photo via flickr by Alberto OG Nuclear energy is touted as a green alternative to coal-fired power plants, as nuclear power plants release considerably lower emissions. The argument does not usually go much further than this. Soon, however, the state of Virginia will dig...

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