On the Road with National Geographic In January 1996, I returned to the Silver Bank with some new expedition members and the fun really started. I knew right away that Mike deGruy and I were going to get along as we both stifled laughter observing the rest of the National Geographic Explorer film crew trying … Read more
…nearly two decades of conservation work were being challenged by fishermen who had cast nets on two of Komodo’s most prolific reefs. Where were the authorities, where were the patrol boats that were supposed to stop illegal fishing within park boundaries? No one seemed to know.
There’s been plenty written about the natural history and scientific behavior of whales, but I wanted to share some far more personal accounts of whale encounters viewed from the long standing relationships that I have been lucky enough to experience over the course of five decades. Since I am neither a scientist, mammalogist, shrill left-wing … Read more
Greetings from Copenhagen, December 11 We traveling divers love the island nations – Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, the Solomons, the Maldives, and those in the Caribbean – and the island nations are speaking in a very loud voice in Copenhagen. Their argument, as I heard the ambassador from the Cape Verde Islands say today: … Read more
I arrived in Copenhagen Tuesday afternoon, excited about engaging in the historic UN Climate Conference. While you know me as the editor of Undercurrent, I’m here in my new capacity to organize the International Court for the Environment Coalition in the U.S. Quite simply, a movement is underway to create such a court to hold … Read more