Marine

Honey Badger creator makes Save the Arctic video

by on October 15, 2012

Lending his particular brand of snark to the good cause of saving the “precious, furry, polies” of the Arctic:


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Innovation = jobs?

by on September 11, 2012

Innovation is probably good for the economy. It creates new opportunities for growth. The idea that innovation creates jobs as an immediate solution to our employment problems doesn’t add up.

This rhetoric seems to work superficially. We often think of innovation as creating brand new sectors of the economy, such as airplane manufacture or alternative energy resources. A lot of innovation, however, is targeted at removing inefficiency, and that means eliminating …
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Twitch of the Death Nerve

by on June 22, 2012

Last Friday we went to a local market to buy fish and vegetables for dinner.  The fish swim about in plastic tubs. You see the fish, choose your fish, and watch as it goes from fish to food, the fishmonger quickly stunning then cleaning and scaling your fish, leaving the head on because the cheeks and eyes are prized. Puddles of stringy viscera lie about on the floor, which shimmers with scales, and pale-red …
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(Video) US Makes First Arrest In BP Oil Spill Case

by on April 25, 2012

Kurt Mix, a former engineer for British Petroleum, has been charged with intentionally destroying evidence about the scale of disaster.


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A Tale Told By Orson Whales

by on April 24, 2012

Or Orson Goes a’Whaling

New York multimediast Alex Itin works a magical marriage of Led Zep and Melville. Narrator Orson Wells serves equally well as Great White Leviathan and as Mad Ahab in fatal pursuit of the illusive Rosebud.

Orson Whales from Alex Itin on Vimeo.

God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus;


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BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster ~ Two Years Later

by on April 20, 2012

Two years ago today an explosion occurred on a Transocean-built, BP leased and operated, oil rig drilling off the coast of Louisiana. 11 crewman died in the initial blast and the Deepwater Horizon sank two days later. Oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for three months, and the capped well still suffers a ‘persistent seep’. 2 million barrels of chemical dispersants were sprayed into the Gulf waters to beak …
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Science: ‘Unprecedented Rapidity of CO2′ Causing Worst Ocean Acidification in 300 Million Years

by on March 6, 2012

The most pressing issue in the world right now is to re-accelerate economic growth (lack of growth, which is itself caused by the engine of growth, is by definition crisis for capitalism). Even as the new austerity in Europe further hobbles economies. What a piece of work is technocratic man.

‘Unprecedented Rapidity of CO2′ Causing Worst Ocean Acidification in 300 Million Years

The Earth’s oceans are becoming more acidic at


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Sub-Antarctic Lake Vostok Reached

by on February 7, 2012


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Voyage To The Largest Subglacial Lake You’ve Never Heard Of

by on February 1, 2012

Scientists close to entering Vostok, Antarctica’s biggest subglacial lake

After drilling for two decades through more than two miles of antarctic ice, Russian scientists are on the verge of entering a vast, dark lake that hasn’t been touched by light for more than 20 million years.

Scientists are enormously excited about what life-forms might be found there but are equally worried about contaminating the lake with drilling fluids and bacteria, and


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Black Smokers And New Forms Of Antarctic Marine Life

by on January 5, 2012


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Fukushima Update–The Marine Story

by on December 1, 2011

The very informative Al-Jezeera clip below indicates just how much of a FUBAR the whole Fukushima situation is, lo these many months on.  Experts worried as early as last spring, pumping water through a compromised cooling system could lead to serious marine radiation contamination–and so it has come to pass.  The cesium contamination reported in the clip is eye-popping, especially given the wide dispersal area offshore from Fukushima.  By comparison, …
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Oil? What Oil?

by on September 1, 2011

Plumes? No such thing.

2011-08-30 Over flight of the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast by OnWingsOfCare.org founder and pilot Dr. Bonny Schumaker.


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