by Duncan Gromko* Spending a long weekend in Michigan kayaking, swimming, and fishing made me realize how lucky I am to enjoy the benefits of clean and abundant water. Since this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity has the theme of Water and Biodiversity, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to write about the connection between healthy ecosystems and water … [Read more...] about WATER AND BIODIVERSITY
“Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” is a parlor game based on the "six degrees of separation" concept, which posits that any two people on Earth are, on average, about six acquaintance links apart. Imagine now to catapult this connection through history. And I am not talking about my extra-ordinary long family tree. I am talking big: imagine to really going back in time. Could we … [Read more...] about Six degrees of separation: the “water connection”
Few weeks ago I was in Georgetown, Washington D.C., reading a newspaper while observing the shoppers walking up and down Wisconsin Ave. In my slightly arrogant “Pro-Europeanism”, and though acknowledging the tremendous developments of the past few years, I am one of those who blame developers and the Government for the wild and often unhealthy gentrification. However, I was … [Read more...] about When in Georgetown…
by Duncan Gromko* When I checked the news this morning and saw that today was World Water Day, I thought it would be a great opportunity to write about the role that ecosystems play in regulating water supply. The wetlands of Latin America and the Caribbean in particular are vital for providing clean and abundant water. … [Read more...] about The value of wetlands to water supply in LAC
http://vimeo.com/63267428 “To neglect” means “to pay little or no attention to” something. Synonymy of “neglected” include: “disregarded, forgotten, ignored” I can certainly say that I have “neglected” my social life lately, spending far too much time working. Also, according my colleagues, I have obviously “neglected” my appearance. What puzzles me is that there is a … [Read more...] about 1 Billion people. Neglected (i.e., disregarded, forgotten, ignored). Is that possible?