Biodiversivist

My real name is Russ Finley. I also have my own blog called Biodiversivist, which contains articles in addition to those submitted to Grist. I live in Seattle, married with children. Suffice it to say that although I am trained and educated as an engineer, my passion is nature. I very much want my grandchildren to live on a planet where lions, tigers, and bears have not joined the long and growing list of creatures that used to be.

Birth Control will not stop climate change

Cross posted from Biodiversivist …but it sure could help. From a study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  …reducing peak population to roughly 8 billion, for example, could save 29 …

Renewable Fuels Association not happy with E85 labels on pumps

Bob Dinneen, head of a very well-funded corn ethanol lobbying organization, has a  new press release in the Huff Po green blog which begins by claiming: Other nations, including Brazil, with at least as many …

Automotive X Prizes Awarded

  Original article on Biodiversivist. The $10 million dollar X Prize was split between two electric car designs and a design that runs on biofuel (E85) called the Edison 2. In the above video the …

Adirondack Adventure–No Bats, One Rabid Fox

Crossposted from Biodiversivist The above Animal Planet video shows a man trying to fend off a rabid fox …with a loaf of bread. I just spent a week with my family in a cabin on …

A New Verb is Born — Outgreen

Cross posted from the Biodiversivist Blog From Wiktionary: VERB to outgreen (third-person singular simple present outgreens, present participle outgreening, simple past and past participle outgreened)    1. (transitive) To surpass in environmental activism or consciousness …

Natural Enemies–People And Nature

Crossposted from Biodiversivist The above photo is from Rhett Butler’s (of Mongabay) latest trip to Bali. It inspired me to do a post. Beetle collecting was all the rage back in Darwin’s day. Photos from …

Response To The Cornucopians

(Photo credit: Ollie Crafoord’s photo stream Flickr) Cross Posted from Biodiversivist There have been four recent articles in Grist (mine makes the fifth and I would not blame anyone for not bothering to read it) …

Bald Eagle Take Out (Red-Tailed Hawk)

Last week a bunch of crows (called a murder for reasons unknown) were making so much noise I stepped out of my house to see what was up. Most of my neighbors did as well. …

Corn Ethanol's Enemy List

Photo courtesy of, er, Hidinhumiliation via Flickr A short, relatively innocuous post on an obscure farming blog created a small stir last week when it caught the attention of some less obscure bloggers, Robert Rapier …

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