A Petition for the Field Museum of National History in Chicago
Environment / Movement / Science / Worldwide

A Petition for the Field Museum of National History in Chicago

A Petition for the Field Museum of National History in Chicago The Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) in Chicago is a world-class institute that I have had the personal pleasure of enjoying numerous times over the past few years (I am lucky enough to have a partner doing his Ph.D. research in collaboration with … Continue reading

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A Follow Up to an Open Letter
Canada / Conservation / Degradation / Environment / Movement / Science

A Follow Up to an Open Letter

Hello everyone, I confess I am surprised (but pleased) this many people are interested in this letter. I wrote it in a grumpy state Friday morning after finding out about the closure of ELA (and the demise of many experiments of ex-colleagues). There are several things that have either come up or that I would … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the World on the Governmental Destruction of the Environment in Canada
Environment / Health / Movement / Pollution / Water / Worldwide

An Open Letter to the World on the Governmental Destruction of the Environment in Canada

Dear Everyone, My name is Naomi. I am Canadian. I worked for Environment Canada, our federal environmental department, for several years before our current Conservative leadership (under Stephen Harper) began decimating environmentalism in Canada. I, along with thousands and thousands of federal science employees lost any hope of future work. Their attitude towards the environment … Continue reading

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Earth Hour
Conservation / Earth Hour / Electricity / Environment / Health / Movement / Pollution / Worldwide

Earth Hour

The international movement of Earth Hour has been wildly successful, and while some may question its importance in terms of impact – it does have one! Hundreds of millions of people turn off their lights across the planet in a sweeping motion that reminds us to take a step back from all the technology, and … Continue reading

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Side of Toxic Plastic Sludge with Your Tuna?
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Side of Toxic Plastic Sludge with Your Tuna?

Imagine getting in your car and driving from New York to Los Angeles. As soon as you get to Los Angeles, imagine turning right around and heading straight back to New York. Now imagine that the entire time you are driving, you are surrounded by nothing but a plasma of garbage. Not just floating washing … Continue reading

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