Highlights from the Past Week on the Ecology Global Network
In Part II of her series on the tiny Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, Betsy Crowfoot chronicled the concerns of local residents, fighting to save their island from a proposed, new oil terminal.
In Business & Economy, Pavan Sukhdev, speaking at TED, discussed the economic invisibility of nature, and how we might be more careful with our natural resources if we tracked their values as economic commodities.
In Lifestyle, Susan Colby brought to our attention how a series of new, limited edition animal stamps from the U.S. Postal Service can help save endangered species. And in ecoTipping, Lisa Rosen provided some helpful (and easy!) tips about how to remain eco-friendly, even when on vacation.
In Species, Christie Wilcox explained how, in a few centuries, humans have created vast diversity among ‘man’s best friends’ through “artificial selection.” Penny Stallings wrote about the rescue of 29 wolf dogs from substandard living conditions in Alaska, and in ecoKids, Hilary Hinkle explained the how our streams are suffering from storm water runoff.
On Ecology Campus, Tim Minchin made us laugh with Seussian rhymes in his comedic homage to reusable canvas bags. Debra Harter Williams urged us to use less with a video about overconsumption, and Jane Engelsiepen reminded us to think twice before hitting that print button.
Here at Ecology Today, we covered the latest agreement from the UN COP 17 climate talks in Durban, SA, Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol, watched a giant dust cloud on its way to becoming dinner for a black hole, and caught the stunning remnant of the supernova Puppis A.
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