When Clean Energy Gets Soiled – The Case of the Wedgeport Wind Farm

By John Kearney Dr. Kearney is an environmental anthropologist. From 2008-2018, he worked for the Nova Scotia wind industry as an independent consultant assessing the impact of wind energy facilities on birds. For the last four years, he has been the lead

The Ecological Concept of Niche and Its Connection to the Bar Harbor-Yarmouth Ferry

As the residents of the Tri-county area await the return of the ferry between Yarmouth and Bar Harbor, I have been thinking about a recent discovery that I made about the inauguration of the first passage between these locations by the Bluenose

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod and The Ecological Significance of the Atlantic Herring

“We have come to fish for the herring-fish; That live in this beautiful sea; Nets of silver and gold have we,” Said Wynken, Blynken, And Nod – Eugene Field (1850-1895) This is a quote from the first stanza of a classic poem

Chasing Migratory Dragons: The Role of Citizen Science in Research

It has long been known that some species of dragonflies are migratory, but our knowledge of these insects was shrouded in mystery. Little was known about how far they migrated, what was their annual cycle, and what were the environmental cues driving