Fishing is more than taking fish out of the ocean. Depending on the fishing method, there are issues with bycatch, waste, and plain inefficiency to deal with. And one fishing method releases more CO2 than the entire airline industry. Yes, really. Let’s dive in.
With the news feeling like an exaggerated apocalypse novel, why don’t we just let nature fall apart at the seams and do what’s best for us, for humanity? And what do cute beavers have to do with it all?
Managing the ocean isn’t easy. How do we decide who can fish where, with what methods, and how much? Let’s talk fisheries management.
Today, we are answering a very important question: Can it be ethical to eat fish? The answer is not as clear-cut as I’d like it to be, so let’s get into this mess.
I hadn’t planned another detour from our biodiversity series this week, but after spending a day watching propaganda from both sides on the state of fish populations and fisheries, I couldn’t help but talk about sustainable fisheries. Next semester, I’m taking a class on population dynamics, and as the teacher agrees that three weeks of…
In this week’s Environmental Essentials segment, I explain how we know that humans caused climate change and why so many people still don’t know this. For full show notes, please see the podcast.
Companies exist to make money and now that consumers are slowly waking up to the environmental emergency of climate change, they are using every tool in their toolbox to make us think their products are better than they are. For full shownotes, see the podcast.
In this episode, I talk about the impact of our online lives. I share details about the environmental impact of data storage, streaming, and how you can enjoy a more sustainable online presence. For full show notes, see the podcast: https://katehildenbrand.com/podcasts/22-digital-sustainability/
In this series finale, I share what we as individuals can do to help mitigate the plastic pollution problem. I talk about ways you can reduce your plastic consumption and help stop the flood. For full show notes, view the podcast episode which also includes the sources and graphics. https://katehildenbrand.com/podcasts/19-the-plastic-problem/