Not in my lake, BP

It has gone largely unnoticed that BP has another spill on their hands, this time its even closer to home. A minimum of 15 barrels or maybe 39 have spilled into Lake Michigan outside of an Indiana refinery; it’s never clear exactly how much oil is ever spilled since BP has a track record of…

A year in Climate Talks

This has been a tough year for the climate. While most NGOs blogs are providing their end of the year wrap ups of the last COP, the lay press have already deemed COP 19 as a failure- a term used to describe most COP’s these days. I actually contributed to one of these evaluations for…

The Sunny Side of Life (installment 2)- Kandooma

So, Male was an adventure that most people avoid by going directly to their resort. This log will be everything you expect from the Maldives- paradise and its upkeep. My resort island was Kandooma, home of the Holiday Inn. Now, Holiday Inn you say…? Sounds boring. With an island full of Australian surfers, how can…

The Sunny Side of Life (installment 1)- Male

It’s been a busy summer, so busy I haven’t blogged much. That and in all honesty, I’ve not been sure what to say about it all. I am referring to my field research experience in the Maldives. I’ve been researching perceptions of migration and climate change. It’s the kind of place most people only dream of…

The History of (un)Sustainability from Ken Burns

For those who don’t know me, I LOVE anything Ken Burns does. He is my favorite documentary filmmaker and all of his work is fantastic; it is visually stimulating, emotional, and always thought provoking. I always find myself learning something interesting. This past week I’ve been watching The West episode 8 in which the story…