Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Last Thursday was Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday. We threw a little party for him at my university, but alas, the guest of honor didn't show up. We played Darwin trivia, listned to talks about Darwin's life and work, and then had Darwin snacks. A good time was had by all.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
It's going to take a long time to clean up the messes of the Bush Administration, but President Obama has gotten off to a good start, despite a few hiccups. Today, his Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar (a choice who made many environmentalists, including myself, a bit leery) announced that a number of last-minute Bush Administration leases to oil and gas drillers outside Utah national parks had been rescinded. Oil and gas companies don't drill on all the leases they have now. There's no reason to drill in our national parks or wildlife refuges. This move by the Obama Administration is an act of faith toward the environmentalists who worked their butts off for Obama's election. Undoubtedly, more will follow.