My friend Tim Hurst has written a great piece on Celsias titled "6 Things Getting in the Way of the Smart Grid, and Why We Shouldn't Worry."
Last week the European Union’s Parliament passed new legislation that will halt the entrance of illegal wood into European nations. This is a major victory for forests and wildlife around the world.
There have been a number of times when I have wondered which states are the most biodiverse in the nation. I was surprised to discover that this information is not easily found, so I set out to make my own map and resource that would help people to easily obtain this information. And, yes, I [...]
This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the Georgia Aquarium with my family. I managed to snag some very nice photos (like the saw shark above) that showcase amazing marine environments.
Voters in Colombia went to the polls today, and decisively elected a new president. Former defense minister Juan Manual Santos easily captured victory with 69% of the vote. Antanas Mockus, his green party opponent, received only 27%.
Yesterday afternoon I spotted a pair of birds making a nest. It was in a cute, but potentially dangerous spot: a flower pot on my parents' outdoor deck table. It seemed like a place where their eggs might get stolen, but they did not seem to care, and neither did my wife-- who saw it [...]
Just a few weeks ago it was considered quite likely that Colombia would elect the world's first "Green Party" president. Now that probability has decreased considerably.
I was happy to see that Go Diego Go! had decided to bring up the issue of how animals are threatened by oil spills. But I also thought it was odd how the show made cleaning up a spill seem so easy. Is this the right message to send kids?
In some cases it is undoubtedly true that "ignorance is bliss." We all must pick our battles in life if only to maintain our sanity. In other cases though, there are simple, easy things we can do that will profoundly better our world-- and this is why you should watch The Cove, an exciting, emotional documentary that suggests that we really have to do very little to keep over 20,000 dolphins from being pointlessly slaughtered each year in Japan.
My family recently returned to the United States from Peru, but before we left we took time to take a wonderful trip to Paracas National Park with my parents. It is located on Peru's desert coast, about 4 hours south of Lima. I will let the photos speak for themselves, and invite you to look through more on Facebook if you are interested.