A blog about blogs

December 30, 2009 at 1:56 pm 1 comment

I’m in the office and feel like the only person on Earth. We look out over the Wisconsin State Capitol building (yes, it is a great view!), and the streets are almost empty.

Obviously a day like this makes a great time to think and to read…and for me, that means going to my favorite blogs. I’m pretty sure that this counts as work, since my favorites are all environmentally focused.

So, here are a few of the ones that I love to read. They keep me entertained and better informed, and help me feel just a little bit cool.

  • The Nature Conservancy: Cool Green Science —  In my opinion, the best of the best. I might be a bit biased because I used to work for TNC, but the writing is great, the topics are…well….topical, and they serve up the most current news every day. (If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t have known that Andy Revkin is leaving the NY Times.)
  • DotEarth — Andy Revkin, until very recently a NY Times reporter, and general smart guy who stays on top of environmental issues. He’s focused a lot on climate change recently (well, who hasn’t). I’ll be curious to see how the blog changes now that he’s a senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University.
  • EarthWatch (BBC) — Richard Black, environmental correspondent, provides a great perspective on what the rest of the world thinks. It’s very easy to inadvertently get a U.S.-0nly filter on the world; he always reminds me how biased U.S. reporting can be.
  • RealClimate — For the true climate change geeks; these are the scientists to whom the world is listening. The next few months should bring some very interesting posts as the powers-that-be figure out what happens post-Copenhagen.
  • No Impact Man — I haven’t yet read the book and I’ve only recently started reading the blog. But so far, I like what I see.
  • Mongabay — Features conservation science and news, with a focus on tropical rainforests. Often accompanied by the author’s amazing photographs…he goes to many of the places where the stories are happening, something most bloggers don’t get to do.
  • Cuteoverload — Lest you think I’m only about science and serious things, I do try to start each day with pictures of cute animals to cheer me up.

What about you? Let us know what your favorites are. Is anyone blogging about Madison? Or about Wisconsin? Or about sustainability in the area? I’d love to know.

Be green. Have fun.



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  • 1. Jonathon Colman  |  December 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    A great survey of the best of the best. I especially like RealClimate, which is hard-core science at its most engaging.

    I’m not a CuteOverload fan, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for FAILblog. 🙂


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