Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- Ensuring that our friends and colleagues who are legal residents of the United States of America, and those suffering under oppressive regimes who heard the promise of the Mother of Exiles and chose to find a better life in our country, can still trust us with the privilege to fulfill that promise.
- Rejecting the triumph of cruelty.
- Also, these incredible thousand-year-old windmills, still in use today, milling grain in Iran.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
- Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada at the always exceptional Hakai Magazine.
- Watch this incredible documentary on Rachel Carson and remember why we need environmental protections.
- Surveillance Self-Defense while attending protests, from the EFF.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- De Leo and friends (2016) Bottom trawling and oxygen minimum zone influences on continental slope benthic community structure off Vancouver Island. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. DOI 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.11.014.
- Golden and friends (2017) Making sure the blue economy is green. Nature Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-016-0017.
Driftwood (what we’re reading on dead trees)
- The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey. If you can find the 10th anniversary edition with illustrations by R. Crumb, it’s an absolute treat.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
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