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Kelpie Wilson: Children of Men

Friday, 23 February 2007, 12:41 am | Kelpie Wilson

I am disappointed that one of my favorite films of 2006, Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men , failed to attract an Oscar best picture nomination, though it is in the running for the awards for best film editing, best cinematography and best screen ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Pirates Stick by Whales

Monday, 29 January 2007, 12:40 am | Kelpie Wilson

Every winter, the Japanese whaling fleet heads to the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica on a mission to kill a thousand whales. Ever since the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling in 1986, Japan has used a curious rationale ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Where Is the Energy for Freedom?

Friday, 19 January 2007, 11:17 am | Kelpie Wilson

Are we in Iraq to bring freedom to the Iraqi people, as Bush says, or are we in Iraq to preserve the "easy motoring" freedom of American consumers by staking our claim to Iraq's oil? More >>

Kelpie Wilson: 2006 Top Green Tech Ideas

Wednesday, 10 January 2007, 4:33 pm | Kelpie Wilson

In 2005, Americans woke up to the reality of peak oil, the predicament first described by geologist M.K. Hubbert in which world oil production would reach a peak, followed by an inevitable decline. Three things worked together to set off the alarm. More >>

Kelpie Wilson: England's Green and Pleasant Land

Thursday, 28 December 2006, 8:07 pm | Kelpie Wilson

From Kilmartin Glen in Scotland, I boarded a series of clean and efficient trains and buses that whisked me down the west side of Britain and into the southern town of Marlborough. In Marlborough, I was to meet up with a tour group run by Glenn and ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Coming Home to Scotland (Part 1)

Friday, 22 December 2006, 10:13 am | Kelpie Wilson

For several years now I've had a hankering to go abroad. Though I lived in Germany as a child, I hadn't been out of North America since the age of ten. After 9/11, America, always provincial, seems to have pulled in on itself even more. I needed ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Takes a Village to Cool the Planet

Monday, 18 December 2006, 2:03 pm | Kelpie Wilson

Last week's New Scientist magazine carried an article with this disturbing headline: "Africa Barred From Carbon Trading." Advocates for African farmers were claiming that European Union policies on carbon credits amounted to a carbon trade embargo ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: A Tale of Two Frogs

Monday, 11 December 2006, 5:14 pm | Kelpie Wilson

I learned something fascinating this week. I am in San Francisco, staying with friends, and my host Dave Parks is a physicist as well as an accomplished naturalist. More >>

Kelpie Wilson: The Fallible Patriarch

Saturday, 2 December 2006, 9:41 pm | Kelpie Wilson

Pope Benedict XVI is in Turkey this week on a trip originally planned for the purpose of meeting with Eastern Orthodox leader Bartholomew, although the world is viewing it as the pope's opportunity to make amends for a speech that caused great offense ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: First, Re-Open the Libraries

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 3:10 pm | Kelpie Wilson

It never got down to actual book-burning, but the Republican choke-hold on government would clearly have taken us there. In August, under the guise of fiscal responsibility, the Bush Environmental Protection Agency began closing most of its research libraries, ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: This Week in South Dakota

Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 11:28 am | Kelpie Wilson

Of all the candidates and initiatives on the ballot next week, there is one state campaign that has no parallel. The state is South Dakota, and the campaign is the referendum to overturn the abortion ban approved by the state's legislature and signed ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Plan B and Plan B

Wednesday, 11 October 2006, 4:24 pm | Kelpie Wilson

Just as women have finally won a concession from the Bush FDA that makes the emergency contraceptive known as Plan B available without a prescription, new reports abound that fundamentalist Christians are mounting an effort to end the use of all contraceptives. More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Gas Is Down - Go Back to Sleep

Thursday, 28 September 2006, 11:13 am | Kelpie Wilson

Last year at this time, gas prices were on the rise. Katrina and Rita had just rampaged through the Gulf, wasting drilling rigs and shutting down refineries. In the short term at least, the price rise made sense. More >>

Kelpie Wilson:The Good News Is Local

Thursday, 14 September 2006, 11:21 am | Kelpie Wilson

Kelpie Wilson interviews Jason Bradford, who has initiated a community organizing effort in Willits, California, called Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL). More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Death to the Incandescent

Tuesday, 29 August 2006, 12:47 am | Kelpie Wilson

People are finally starting to take to the streets to protest climate change. But for those who won't or can't do that, there are plenty of other actions you can take now to damp down climate change. More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Chimpanzees and Culture Change

Friday, 25 August 2006, 10:28 pm | Kelpie Wilson

Many people have asked me how I got the idea for my eco-thriller novel, Primal Tears, and what motivated me to write it. Primal Tears is the story of Sage, a young female human-bonobo chimpanzee hybrid. More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Monkey Business 2008

Thursday, 1 June 2006, 12:02 am | Kelpie Wilson

Is this what the 2008 presidential contest is going to look like? Last week, two media stories made me wonder. On Wednesday we were treated to a jaw-dropping Bill Frist puff piece by Washington Post writer Laura Blumenfield, who followed the politician ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: A Layer Cake for Mother's Day

Monday, 15 May 2006, 12:09 am | Kelpie Wilson

In time for Mother's Day this year, Joan Blades of MoveOn and her colleague Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner have published a Motherhood Manifesto . The demands of the manifesto seem modest: paid leave for parents, equal pay for women and mothers, affordable, ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson: Stop the Fossil Foolishness

Thursday, 27 April 2006, 5:07 pm | Kelpie Wilson

Gas prices are on the rise again and news analysts are kicking it around, wondering who is being ripped off this time. But geologists, scientists and even some economists suspect that unlike other gas shortages, this one is the real thing, or at least ... More >>

Kelpie Wilson IV: Diane Wilson, An American Hero

Wednesday, 29 March 2006, 1:00 pm | Kelpie Wilson

Diane Wilson is the author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas (Chelsea Green, 2005). It is a remarkable book, telling the story of Wilson's life as female shrimp boat captain and an environmental ... More >>