Sea change: Can science, sense turn the tide?

| Mar 28, 2010

Sea change: Can science, sense turn the tide?

In “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare writes of a human body deep beneath the waves undergoing “a sea-change into something rich and strange,” transmuting into coral and pearls. The Bard’s coinage has come to mean a profound or notable transformation of any sort (now rendered ...

Saving the planet through its trees

| Jan 24, 2010

Saving the planet through its trees

Negotiators at the COP15 conference in Copenhagen didn’t see eye to eye on much last month, but almost everyone agreed on one thing: To protect the planet we need to save its forests. From Denmark to Japan, where The Japan Times’ Nature page columnist ...

| Nov 22, 2009

Beyond Copenhagen there's more than just cutting CO2

Imagine for a minute that global warming is not changing our planet’s biosphere and the ecosystems that sustain life on Earth. Imagine that climate change abetted by rising human-generated emissions of greenhouse gases does not threaten freshwater supplies, agriculture, marine ecosystems, human health, coastal ...

Imagine a time with no fish in the sea

| Aug 23, 2009

Imagine a time with no fish in the sea

BAR HARBOR MAINE — Each summer, our family visits this part of the New England coast, and each year I am reminded of the elemental connections humans share with the oceans. This summer, though, brought a deeper awareness of the dramatic changes humans are ...