Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Michael Simms: Who Will Tell Them?

Goodbye elephant bird
Who frightened Sinbad.
Goodbye wigeon,
Curleau, lapwing, crake.
Goodbye mascarene coot.
Sorry we never had a chance to meet.

November 9, 2019 · 11 Comments

Tim Radford: Waste plastic can find a useful new life

Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality – and recover all of it.

November 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

OCEARCH: Track whales and sharks here

Here is a link to the coolest website ever! Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project that helps scientists collect previously unattainable data on … Continue reading

January 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Filtering a Plastic Ocean

. Filtering A Plastic Ocean profiles ocean activist Marc Ward and his simple invention that removes toxic microplastics from the beach, and therefore the ocean. The film explores the impact … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Plankton eating plastic caught on camera for the first time

The footage, captured under a microscope at the UK-based Plymouth Marine Laboratory, shows plankton consuming—and accumulating—fluorescent polystyrene beads measuring 7 to 30 micrometers in diameter. “We were looking inside just … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Miyoko Sakashita: Stop Fracking Our Oceans, Californians Say

Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm to our environment and public … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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