Hummingbirds: Nature’s Amazing Aerialists

You can’t miss him when he speeds through the neighborhood.  His green tailored suit and flashy red necktie put my tee shirt and cargo shorts to shame.  He hovers briefly near a pineapple sage bloom, beating his wings fifty-three times per second and giving me his high-pitched laugh (I’d call it a twitter, but that … Continue reading

Plastiki Update: A Plastic Bottle Ship Crosses the Pacific

On March 20, 2010, a catamaran made from 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles set sail from San Francisco.  The crew, headed by environmentalist David de Rothschild, included adventurers, photographers, scientists, and filmmakers.  Their destination: Sydney Australia, 8,000 nautical miles away.  Their mission: to document the Pacific garbage patch and raise awareness about ocean pollution. Plastiki carried … Continue reading