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Carl Safina Named A Finalist For 2014 Indianapolis Prize

Homepage, News on April 8th, 2014 1 Comment

Carl Safina, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Safina is in the running for $250,000 along with Joel Berger, Ph.D.; Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; and […]

Killing swans is a bad idea

For the Birds, Homepage, Mute Swans, News on March 5th, 2014 1 Comment

Originally posted on  CNN.com Feb 21, 2014 I was driving my daughter to her boyfriend’s house. About 20 mute swans were floating in the shallows near the shore of Conscience Bay in the Long Island Sound. I wondered whether, in all good conscience, I should ruin my daughter’s swan swoon. “Take a good look at […]

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Killing deer to make our lives easier?

Deer, News on February 26th, 2014 2 Comments

Previously  posted on CNN 2/13/2014: CNN.com The Internet has erupted with outrage over the Copenhagen’s Zoo’s killing of a healthy young giraffe deemed surplus. Zoos are wholly artificial situations and their animals depend utterly on humans to decide their lives and their fate. That’s obvious. Less obvious is that “wild” animals the world over now […]

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Safe After Sandy

Climate Change, News on November 18th, 2012 2 Comments

Our lights are on, and with them the oil burner. And I have a full tank of gas. I mean no disrespect to the people who have lost and suffered so much in this storm when I say, for us there was something nice about having no electricity for a few days. About cutting wood […]

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Thirty-Year Plan, a New Book from Orion

Climate Change, News on August 29th, 2012 No Comments

On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, Orion asked thirty writers and thinkers to name one thing we will increasingly need over the next thirty years if humans are going to find a way to live happily, sustainably, redeemably on earth. Carl contributed an essay on energy future. He wrote, “Big Energy has left us […]

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In Praise of Inefficiency By Carl Safina

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, News, Uncategorized on February 27th, 2012 1 Comment

This blog originally appeared in Huffington Post on 2/21/12: A recent announcement about a giant new fishing boat boasted that its automation would be capable of baiting and setting 17,000 hooks per day http://bit.ly/zm2l7B. I put the announcement on my Facebook page, adding a disparaging, “We need this?” [http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=597114862&ref=name] Although dozens of people agreed with […]

Lingering Doubts About Obama’s Keystone Pipeline Decision by Carl Safina

News on January 30th, 2012 1 Comment

When President Obama decided not to let the Keystone oil pipeline proceed, I sent a message of thanks to the White House. And I sent Bill McKibben, with whom it’s been my honor to have an occasional email correspondence, a message of exuberant congratulations. Obama’sNo was the right answer. But I think he was given […]

“Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina” Available on Netflix

News, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on July 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

Netflix now offers Carl Safina’s PBS series Saving the Ocean. Join host Carl Safina as he chronicles the unsung heroes who are hard at work inventing and implementing solutions to save the world’s oceans. Most of us have heard about the effects overfishing, pollution and industry are having on the world’s oceans. It’s time for […]

Mercury, Seafood, and the Wall Street Journal

News on June 15th, 2011 2 Comments

By Carl Safina and Sharon Guynup First published on The Huffington Post. A May 25th Wall Street Journal op-ed (“The Myth of Killer Mercury”) accuses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of fabricating evidence to support their proposed rule to limit mercury and other toxic emissions from coal-fired power plants, charging the agency with having a […]

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New book – A Sea in Flames and new TV series Saving the Ocean airs on PBS

Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean", The View From Lazy Point on January 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Check your local PBS listings for the first two episodes of “Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina“. And look for Carl’s new book, which was released on April 19th: “A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout“ Click here for upcoming events, media appearances and ongoing reviews for Safina’s new book, The View From […]

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