Category Archives: Environment

Avian genocide in the Mediterranean: a pretty cruel “tradition”

Every year in the spring, a massive genocide breaks out in several Mediterranean countries that claims a few million lives. Avian lives. Jonathan Franzen wrote about this outrage in the New Yorker last week. If you’re a lover of nature, … Continue reading

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Need to know: troubled oceans, lurking flu, vuvuzela filters and more

A handful of need-to-knows this week: The oceans are in trouble even without rigs dumping oil into them. Science’s coverage of the issues in its latest issue, is, well, oceanic. The direst of the problems seems to be that the oceans’ pH … Continue reading

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Awash in oily news from the Niger Delta

Whoa. Could it be that the universe/Gods of justice/media heard my complaint from 12 days ago? On June 5th, I wrote about the bigger spill (the one that even the NYTimes isn’t saying much about) because I was peeved that the … Continue reading

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The Neanderthalizer and other weapons of mass instruction

Want a Neandertal makeover? There’s an app for that. There’s also an app to keep tabs on NASA. And a couple for beating climate-change skeptics and anti-evolutionists at their own game. These and scores of other nerdy downloads are some … Continue reading

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The bigger spill (the one that even the NYTimes isn’t saying much about)

The Deepwater Horizon blew up on April 20th. About 3 weeks later, when it became apparent that the resulting oil spill was an historic disaster in the making, the New York Times put up a slick (no pun intended) timeline-type … Continue reading

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