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Happy Belated World Environment Day, 2009! (The official date was 5 June 2009)
First things first: if you've got a Twitter account (or if you've been on the fence and need a good excuse to sign up), go to
Some hot celebrities have told Nobu, the famous sushi restaurant, not to serve bluefin tuna. The news of the near extinction of the fish has just hit big-time due to the release of the new movie The End of the Line.
The soon-to-be-released documentary, The End of the Line, is about the terrible damage to the world's fishing stocks due to overfishing. But we do have one successful model of sustainable fishing: feisty little Iceland.
The End of the Line is an important documentary film about the devastating impact of overfishing in the world's oceans. First shown at the Sundance Film Festival, with any luck it could do for fishing what "An Inconvenient Truth" did for global
Photo by Rafael Fuchs
Dr. Helen Fisher is the love doctor of the 21st century. Her research is revealing why you are crushing on your co-worker to what kind of person you will attract if your index finger is longer than your ring finger. Think you know
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David Quammen is the kind of author that changes your mind about what you think you know. His resume reads more like an instruction guide to being the smartest person in the room than merely work experience. He's a Rhode Scholar,
The $320 million desalination plant planned for Carlsbad, California was approved earlier this week, making it a prime opportunity to test out how desalination might work as a way forward through the water issues the state faces. The New York Times
During the last weekend in April, a group of volunteers laid the final necessary pieces into Withers Estuary to reintroduce oysters to their native ecosystem. The project is part of the Withers Estuary Community Collaborative
Experts are saying that if depleted fish stocks in the world's oceans are to recover, there needs to be a 20-year fishing ban covering 20-40% of the oceans. Not only would that require cooperation of the fishing
Happy Earth Day!
For Earth Day this year, Discovery is launching a new page called Discovery Green, and I have the pleasure to be in charge of it. For those of you who don't know me, I've been with TreeHugger since 2005. Between 2006 and 2008, I was
Istanbul's Boğaziçi University will be abuzz next week with food workshops, film screenings, musicians playing instruments made out of recycled material, people mixing up their own eco-friendly cleaning