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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …