The present dialogue on marine conservation is failing our oceans. It isn’t just a science/public communication fail – missteps are happening in a variety of ways. But right now I’m particularly talking about you, The Economist, and your imminent World Oceans Summit, attended by the glitterati of industry and the global economy. Timing is Everything . . . → Read More: Hot air and #epicFAILs for Ocean Conservation
© 2011, Solutions Journal; Photo by Samantha Levens. Fellow science blogger, friend, and colleague Jennifer Jacquet recently invited me to contribute to a special all-ocean-themed issue of the journal Solutions that she, Nancy Knowlton, and Jeremy Jackson were guest editing. They’ve managed to assemble a terrific collection of writing from scientists, economists, environmentalists, artists, and . . . → Read More: 100% Guaranteed, Guilt-Free, Sustainable Sushi?
Water Blogged, the blog of the Living Oceans Society, has a very nice post up about why it is important to educate yourself about sushi. You should really go there and read the article, but I really enjoyed this interview with sushi chef Hajime Sato. He describes his motivation for and transition to sustainable seafood . . . → Read More: How One Sushi Chef Transitioned to Sustainability
Frankly, I’m a little ashamed to have my first post be all human-interest-y, without a single hypodermic penis in sight. Still, I can’t resist highlighting this ludicrous NYT article about couples who bicker over sustainability. NYT human interest stories always end up making you hate everyone in it, and this is no exception. Mr. Fleming, . . . → Read More: Seafood Watch breaks up another relationship
Cruise terminal at the Palm Jebel Ali, for Dubai illustration from Waterstudio.NL Waterstudio is an inspiring design house in the Netherlands dedicated to architecture “in, on and at the water.” At Design 51 you can read an interview with architect Koen Olthuis, co-founder of Waterstudio. The biggest challenges are stability and sustainability. We want to . . . → Read More: Living On The Water