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Going Plastic Free ...

Single-use plastics–stuff like straws, bottled water, plastic bags–definitely make me go “gah!” Why use a material that lasts forever to make something you’re gonna use once and throw away? Okay, maybe you’ll use it twice, but still. This new site from the Plastic Pollution Coalition has compiled ALL of the studies and news articles out there about the various reasons why continuing our single-use plastic habit really sucks for the planet and for our own health. Check out their cool directory of plastic-free ... Read More

Chris Jordan’s Visualiza ...

Yet another reason to be deeply disturbed by the catastrophe in ... Read More

Flawed and Botched: Fox News I ...

Every once in awhile Fox News gets called out for a flawed infographic–a pie chart with numbers that don’t add up, a map with countries on the wrong continents, what have you. I found myself wishing someone would put them all in one place and then I figured I may as well do it.  For hilarious commentary on various Fox News antics, go here. On the infographic front, here’s what I’ve found so far. Please send me any that I’ve missed! 1. Map showing Egypt in the Middle East 2.  Video of Wisconsin … with Palm ... Read More

An Interview with Bill McKibbe ...

I interview a LOT of people, and in general whenever I’m slated to interview a big name in the environmental realm, I brace myself for condescension. The sad truth is that there’s a reason the mainstream isn’t cozying up to the idea of climate change and the need to do something about it, and frankly I think it’s the messenger. If the same dozen pompous guys keep delivering the same old message, chances of it getting through are pretty slim. So it was a really pleasant surprise to read up on and then talk to Bill ... Read More

GaBlog ...

Like most writers, I spend most of my time delivering stories that other people want, written the way they want them. For a peek at how I really see things, check out the GaBlog (link to “GaBlog”). Ga! Is what I say when I am annoyed or surprised (sometimes both), which is several times a day. Got something that’s making you go ga? Drop me a line or post a comment and let me ... Read More