Some Pig

News from China, by way of a New York Times blog. One very resilient pig survived the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake, living, under a pile of rubble, for thirty-six days on charcoal and water. He’d lost two-thirds of… Read More

Mega Fauna, at Large and Not

Charismatic mammals often get more public attention, but the adulation and interest don’t necessarily lead to more protections for their rights or habitats or quality of life. In fact, sometimes it’s the direct opposite. The Los Angeles Times… Read More

Climate Talks: Forests and Trees

Some good news from the global climate talks in Poznan, Poland that, like many UN meetings, didn’t wrap up until the wee hours of the morning last Saturday. Groundwork was laid for a new, post-Kyoto climate agreement to… Read More

Two Als and a Gendered View from Poznan

Turns out Al Gore is not in Poznan for the climate change talks. In fact, today he was in Chicago, meeting with President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden. Their topic? Global warming. That’s a meeting I’d… Read More

Getting on the Climate Agenda

Poznan, Poland, is the site of this year’s annual UN climate change meeting, and government delegations, scientists, and civil society representatives are in the Polish city this week and next to hash out an agreement to replace the… Read More