Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer is a Baltimore-based stand-up comedian, actor, retired roller derby announcer, and freelance writer. Follow his exploits at his website and on Twitter.

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Media coverage creates oil spill amnesia — so don’t read this!

News accounts of eco-disasters give us a false sense that everything is going to be OK. Because we really, really want everything to be OK.

Skip the Shark Week mockumentaries and watch real sharks on these live cams instead

Since the Discovery Channel is just making stuff up, we've put together a list of the best real-life shark cams. Call it The People's Shark Week.

Rather than killing sharks, this town moves them away from human-infested waters

Recife, Brazil, has taken a shockingly non-hysterical approach to reducing shark attacks. Fly fishers everywhere call it catch-and-release.

Australia responds to shark attacks by … attacking sharks first

Reacting to an uptick in fatal great white shark attacks, the country’s Conservative Party has decided to kill any shark that comes anywhere near the beach.

Shark Week without sharks is just Week

We kill 100 million sharks a year -- many of them just for their fins. If we keep this up, Shark Week is going to be just a whole lotta blue.

The Life Aquatic

Fabien Cousteau pulls a Spongebob to live at the bottom of the sea for a month

This grandson of Jacques just lived in a James Bond-style undersea capsule, studying the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs.

Climate & Energy

The global warming “pause,” explained by way of a cheeseburger

Turbo-charged trade winds have kept the hot side hot and the cool side cool, according to a new study. Sadly, it’s not gonna last.

Help us Obi Wan

Will people care about climate change if it happened long ago in a galaxy far, far away?

Climate change? BORING, says this scientist. That can be solved, however, with a little help from Star Wars.

Business & Technology

This gigantic urban “skyfarm” looks like a tree and grows food for the masses

With roughly 13 acres of hydroponic growing space, this thing looks like something straight out of some techno-utopia.

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