Plastics in our oceans

There’s an excellent piece of journalism online (on Ensia‘s website, to be exact, which is an environmentally-focused magazine based out of the University of Minnesota) about the ubiquitous plastic pollution in our oceans, and what is being done about it. The most salient point for me was that five out of the top six trash items collected … Continue reading Plastics in our oceans

Attention spans and gardening

NYTimes contributing writer Timothy Egan’s latest piece is about our ever-shrinking attention spans: a recent report clocked the average span at a grand total of eight seconds, down from the previously recorded 12. Yikes. Luckily, he offers up two activities, gardening and reading, as solutions to keep our need for instant gratification in check. Yes and … Continue reading Attention spans and gardening