This week, we mourned the tragic loss of two talented and dedicated ocean filmmakers, Mike deGruy and Andrew Wight, whose sense of adventure and passion for the world beneath the waves educated, entertained, and inspired us all.
In Ecosystems, Ace & Ace led us on virtual stroll through a rare and incredibly beautiful, untouched forest in Poland. In Urban Issues, we learned of one Dutch municipality’s answer to flooding and rising sea levels – floating cities!
Susan Colby took us to the Kilimanjaro with the premier of “Eco-Docs“, Ecology Global Network’s new, 52-week television series for China Green Channel International. Guest Contributor and housing designer, Andy Erickson shared his big ideas for small homes and sustainable lifestyles.
In Inner Ecology, Mikhaila Stettler helped clear the air of the often conflicting and confusing nutritional information that has left many of us in a fog — and no healthier. In Eco Tipping, Lisa Rosen encouraged us to adopt a more eco-friendly laundry routine. In ecoView, Dr. Kristine Kevorkian asked, “Who owns nature?” and discussed the sense of loss some feel in the face of environmental degradation. And in Shop Ecology, Libby Woolems debunked some misconceptions about the vegan lifestyle.
On Ecology Campus, we welcomed the newest International Dark Sky Park – one of only 10 in the world. Deborah Harter Williams also filled us in on several upcoming opportunities: a chance to study Tropical and Aquatic Ecosystems in Panama, and a series of regional green-jobs conferences coming up this spring.
Here at Ecology Today, we launched our collaborative effort with China Green Channel International to bring environmental programming to China Educational TV, and announced our featured partnership with the mobile, social news network, Flud.
Fuel-salvage operations at the site of the Costa Concordia shipwreck finally got underway. And using an instrument designed to search for life on Mars, scientists discovered anaerobic organisms beneath the Atacama Desert.
“World Water Monitoring Day” officially became a year-round event, changing its name to “World Water Monitoring Challenge,” and this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count got underway. The count runs through February 22, so there’s still time to grab your field guide and binoculars, and get your citizen-scientist on!