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Does the word biodiversity hinder public awareness and what can we do about it?

Does the word biodiversity hinder public awareness and what can we do about it?

I recently commented on the relative stagnation in searches for the word “biodiversity” during the first three quarters of 2010 — a possible failure of the UN’s Year of Biodiversity. It’s hard to say if the lackluster performance of search results reflects lack of public interest in biodiversity. At least part of the problem may […]

By November 17, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
Save time using the biodiversity news feed on Alltop

Save time using the biodiversity news feed on Alltop

I am pleased to announce that Alltop has adopted my suggestion for a biodiversity topic feed on the site. You can now get the best biodiversity blog posts in one place. The page features the most popular stories to the top left of the listed sites, so it’s a great way to save time getting […]

By November 12, 2010 2 Comments Read More →
Linkedin group for biodiversity professionals

Linkedin group for biodiversity professionals

Biodiversity has been in the news recently (yay!). And thousands of people are actively engaged in various aspects of biodiversity (also yay!). But there are not a lot of professional networking resources specifically for folks in biodiversity careers (boo!). A lot of the social networking resources revolve around Facebook and Twitter. These are great, but […]

By November 3, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Daily Telegraph is wrong! Biodiversity is NOT a scam

Daily Telegraph is wrong! Biodiversity is NOT a scam

Blogger James Delingpole has got me mad. He wrote a post on the Daily Telegraph blog claiming that environmentalists are “ditching climate change” as a cause. Instead, he says, they are taking up biodiversity as “the new big lie.” Wrong. One big lie is that environmentalists are ditching climate change in favor of biodiversity. Anyone who […]

By October 25, 2010 3 Comments Read More →
International Year of Biodiversity 2010: Heading Towards Failure?

International Year of Biodiversity 2010: Heading Towards Failure?

On January 11 this year, the United Nations announced that 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity (IYOB). Activists and environmentalists were delighted. We can imagine the words “about time” on their lips. Likewise, scientists were pleased. They had long wanted a higher profile for a relatively neglected area of the biological sciences. We’ve certainly […]

By September 21, 2010 3 Comments Read More →
The best biodiversity blogs: reviews and rankings

The best biodiversity blogs: reviews and rankings

Biodiversity is in the news. 2010 is the UN Year of Biodiversity, which has done much to raise public awareness. So inevitably we are seeing more blogs dedicated to the topic. Yay! But it’s hard to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Google “biodiversity blog” (with quotes) and you get several thousand hits. Which […]

By August 19, 2010 22 Comments Read More →
Online network connects journalists with biodiversity information

Online network connects journalists with biodiversity information

Biodiversity Media Alliance is a Ning social network for media professionals who are covering biodiversity issues. The International Institute for Environment and Development, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Internews created the site to help connect journalists with sources of information about biodiversity. The site’s tagline is “Linking Journalism With the Web of Life.” According to Mike […]

By July 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Ecological science-based environmental conservation outcomes

Ecological science-based environmental conservation outcomes

Here’s an interesting organization: Ecological Internet, Inc. We do not promote or endorse specific companies, but I thought Ecological Internet has a mission with which we can readily identify. According to their Facebook page, they “specialize in the use of the Internet to achieve ecological science-based environmental conservation outcomes.” The non-profit organization manages several large […]

By July 18, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
Florida Keys Shifting Baselines – Thoughts on World Oceans Day

Florida Keys Shifting Baselines – Thoughts on World Oceans Day

Since last December, we’ve been involved with a number of good friends in Key West, Florida, on a green initiative that includes the investigations of medicinal plants of the Florida Keys and northern Caribbean. Following from these interactions with students and colleagues at Duke University and in Key West itself, I had the good fortune […]

By June 9, 2009 Read More →
CBS NEWS/60 MINUTES’ MIKE WALLACE CHALLENGES THE WORLD’S GREATEST MINDS TO PREDICT THE FUTURE

CBS NEWS/60 MINUTES’ MIKE WALLACE CHALLENGES THE WORLD’S GREATEST MINDS TO PREDICT THE FUTURE

As the press release for Mike’s book “The Way We Will Be 50 Years From Today” puts it: what will our lives by like in half a century? How advanced will technology have become? How will the world be better and how will it be worse? These are just some of the intriguing questions legendary […]

By April 23, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Sprouting GMO Food Wars

Sprouting GMO Food Wars

My sense is that Jeffrey Smith is actually winning. Pushing consumers ever closer to the tipping point of lining up with their European counterparts and rejecting GMO foods. Jeffry Smith continues to evangelize causing wonderment not just in environmental circles, but also in publishing circles as well. To avoid having his research squashed with kill […]

By March 10, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Squirrel Journey – Four Seasons in High Dev

Squirrel Journey – Four Seasons in High Dev

Watch this in full screen with the sound on. Squirrel Journey from Primo on Vimeo.

By February 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Flight of the Conchords – Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

Flight of the Conchords – Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros

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By January 22, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Science Debate 2008

Science Debate 2008

“Science Debate 2008,” launched today by a group of concerned citizens, is calling for a Presidential Debate on Science and Technology policy. Science Debate 2008 already has the support of almost sixty eminent scientists (including 11 Nobel laureates), business leaders, journalists and editors (including the editors in chief of both Science and Scientific American), politicians […]

By December 13, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Now, When My Phone Rings…

Now, When My Phone Rings…

…it sounds eerily like a Mexican wolf. Find ring tones of rare species and even contribute some of your own (for other people–you probably can’t hear the audio playback of that Rio Branco Antbird anymore). Just think if every time your phone rang, your lab partners thought it was a Chiricahua Leopard Frog, or Peruvian […]

By November 25, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Paris Hilton: Seriously Green?

Paris Hilton: Seriously Green?

Lucas Joppa Paris Hilton is toying with philanthropy (“Ms. Hilton Gets Serious. Please Stop Laughing.” Newsweek). She has even begun to dabble in environmental causes. To prove her point, she is now driving a hybrid vehicle (A Ford Escape). Is this something the environmental community should embrace, or does her lifestyle bring more baggage than […]

By November 13, 2007 1 Comments Read More →
New Saving Species Ads

New Saving Species Ads

60-Second PSA 20-Second PSA

By November 5, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Stuart Pimm Appears in DiCaprio’s The Eleventh Hour

Stuart Pimm Appears in DiCaprio’s The Eleventh Hour

A Leonardo DiCaprio film, the 11th Hour describes the last moment when change is possible. I think a heard the voice of Thomas Linzey or the ever optimistic Bill McKibben saying something about the the 59th minute of the eleventh hour. The film explores how humanity has arrived at this moment – how we live, […]

By August 25, 2007 1 Comments Read More →