Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ugly Overload.

So for those of you who have heard of Cute Overload, here is its counterpart, Ugly Overload. They blog about the animals that get less press because well they ain't that cute.
I learned last night while listening to the Living on Earth Podcast that 1 in 4 mammals are endangered, and 1 in 2 primates are. For more info go the Red List.

UPDATE: There was some really shoddy English before; I've corrected that. Pays to proof read!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Redressing with Pigeons

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog. It started as a school project, and now, oh shit, I care about it. Or at least I care about what's in it. Which is why i put a video of pigeons on my blog, to convince you of my sincerity. There is so much I need to know from our food systems to farming to carbon capture. I want this to be a space where I can learn, and share with others. I invite people to add comments and start a discourse. And also let me know how this thing sucks, and ways you might want to improve it.

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A Plant's Life



This was sent to me by dear friend Katie. It's from the Telegraph about a plant in a cafe that is hooked up to detectors and what the plants feelings gets "translated" into text.
Pretty cool.

I heart PBS.

Last night, there was a really good Frontline concerning Global Warming. It talks a lot about where we are still getting our electricity(pretty much coal) and the measures taken, or not to start using renewable sources. Frontline did a really good job I think in explaining some of the more difficult aspects fom Clean Coal(we've all heard Obama and McCain use that phrase)to just how we are still the most polluting industrial nation when it comes to automobiles. It's pretty great, AND! you can watch it from the website.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Re: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Ad 2

This is a response ad to the high fructose corn syrup ones I just posted about.
I think this one is a little more accurate, and it's funnier.

NY Times Magazine: Food Issue

Tomorrow the NY TIMES will devote it's magazine to the new food culture happening in America. There is also a pretty sweet picture of an exploding corn on the cover. It's reminded my of all those awesome commercials promoting High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nature Walk Manhattan



You betcha, it's Manhattan! It's not all a concrete jungle.

Monday, October 6, 2008

New Links.














Title kind of says it all, but yes, there are new links to look at.
I have been way into Living on Earth radio, which is made in Somerville!
Also, Orion Magazine is pretty great (it's only been a few weeks, but I am in love). There is a book compiled of essay from the magazine called, The Future of Nature, which so far has been really informative, at times, disheartening, but altogether amazing.
The Charles River Conservancy, Drumlin Farm and The Growing Center have all been places that I've volunteered at, and really respect what they are doing for the community.

Okay that's it. Check out the sites! Please leave more in the links(not that I expect many people to be reading this...)
Thanks, Andrea for all the new sites to look at!

Vines, in Union Sq

Feminism, Sustainablity AND Dessert. word.

Tomorrow night Feminism and Dessert at the Center for New Words, will host a talk about Urban Sustainabilty. Laura from the Riles Institute and Jolie from reVision Farm. It starts at 7pm.