Pro blogger, media architect, student of environmental and computer sciences, social media guy, ultimate frisbee player. I live in Portland, Maine, write for MNN.com, and work anywhere there's a good project.
I wrote an article a couple of months ago asking if there is room in the market for small organic dairy farmers. I focused on the small Maine dairy co-op MOOMilk, which was formed by organic farmers after their contracts were dropped by dairy giant H.P. Hood. Things didn't go smoothly for MOOMilk in the early years, and at times they came close to shutt […]
Math. It's one of those things that most people either love or hate. Those who fall on the hate side of things might still have nightmares of showing up for a high school math test unprepared, even years after graduation. Math is, by nature, an abstract subject, and it can be hard to wrap your head around it if you don't have a good teacher to guid […]
Emma Way is not a smart person — and we should all be thankful for that. Way recently took to her Twitter account (@EmmaWay20, now offline) to share this bit of news: Her tweet escaped out of her small circle of 100 followers and was picked up by the local police department. They replied, via Twitter, with this: […]
There's an article in The Telegraph about a former English landfill site turned nature reserve that's being hailed as an ecological success story. The article begins with a gorgeous photograph of a wind-swept highland cattle looking nobly over the grassy Essex landscape and highlights the new reserve's environmental credentials — the thousands […]
I don't know what the best thing about this video is — the eagle or the reaction from the guy who's filming it. This reminds me of the superbly crafted fake viral video of a golden eagle nearly making off with a toddler.
Someone in the marketing department over at Himalania got a little over-exuberant about pointing out the benefits of their pink sea salt when they included a big fat "Non-GMO Project" icon on their label. Salt is not living. Salt cannot, by definition, be genetically modified. There is no G to M because salt is not an O. […]
When champion spearfisher and freediver Kimi Werner found herself outside the protective bars of shark cage in the water with a great white shark, she did something remarkable—she went swimming with it. Relying on her years of experience reading the body language of fish, she judged that the great white shark wasn't looking for a meal and glided down to […]