Star of Blackfish, and quite possibly the worlds most infamous orca, Tilikum died this morning after battling a variety of illnesses including a drug-resistant bacterial lung infection. At the present time, the reason for the killer whale’s death is unknown. Tilikum called SeaWorld in Orlando his home after being caught off of Iceland in 1983 […]Read more "Orca Obits"
Tomorrow is the last official day for blogging in this class, but hopefully not the end of this blog! I’ve really enjoyed covering this and looking for some original stories on my own (two in process, one I do not have time to edit by tomorrow and the other is on a currently missing camera […]Read more "Update"
This morning on the way to class I saw the following tweet from environmentalist and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben: At least 31 Alaskan cities and towns ‘at risk of imminent destruction’ from climate change, says NYT https://t.co/f84CJXNPiN — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) November 29, 2016 I clicked on the story, thinking to myself ’31 towns, […]Read more "Relocation"
I’d like to give another brief preview of my final project: Dan and Greg Martino are two brothers from Texas who somehow ended up on Martha’s Vineyard farming oysters. Turns out they’re also the first licensed commercial kelp farmers in the state of Massachusetts as well. And might I add that the oysters are delicious. […]Read more "More Bivalves, Less Bovine"
The morning of 11/9 I woke up with my boyfriend offering a sympathetic look as I asked if Donald Trump had won the presidency. I proceeded to make my way to Northeastern, and Boston seemed eerily quiet. Although this post was meant to be for extra credit, it has taken me a few days to unload […]Read more "Journalism and the Election"
I absolutely love documentaries. Although I indulge in Game of Thrones and Stranger Things, documentaries are usually at the top of my list for recreational viewing. Documentaries are also a reason why I’ve become environmentally engaged. They’re a way for me to get concentrated information in an obviously visual and engaging manner. Here’s a list […]Read more "Watch, Don’t Read"
On Oct. 11, Outside published an obituary for the Great Barrier Reef, and it went viral. One of the most iconic and well known reefs in the world, its origins date back to 25 million years ago, and was/is the world’s largest living structure, clocking in at 1,400 miles long with 2,900 individual reefs and […]Read more "News Flash: The Great Barrier Reef is not Dead"