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Three facts about The Ocean Cleanup

Conservation, Environmentalism, marine science, Natural Science, oceanography, policy, Science, Social ScienceJune 4, 2015

The Ocean Cleanup is back in the news, with their first test deployment happening imminently off the coast of Japan. From reviews of their current material, it seems clear that they have not taken the critical assessment of their feasibility study, graciously provided pro-bono by Drs. Martini and Goldstein, to heart. This is unfortunate. As […]

Science in the Fleet: The Promise of Technology as a Panacea for Human Impacts

climate change, Fleet, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, Science Fiction, SustainabilityOctober 7, 2013

Today marks the release of Fleet: Wide Open, part 2 of my serial maritime science fiction adventure. With half the story revealed, we now see the roll technology plays in both the history and the day-to-day operations of the fleet. Specifically, we see three major technological advances that seem as though they would have been […]

Republican House leaders abandon Pelosi’s “green the capitol” initiative

Conservation, Science and SustainabilityApril 7, 2011

While I often disagreed with former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, her “green the capitol” initiative was admirable. Serving local foods in the cafeteria and providing diners with compostable utensils and cups helped make the House of Representatives a model eco-friendly workplace. Now that Republicans have retaken the house, they have decided to abandon […]

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