Author Archives: Bruce

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). President of Island Resources Foundation.

Our Drugs Are NOT as Pure as You Thought

This article, from the Sunday, 17 November 2019, Washington Post, puts the lie to Big Pharma’s claim that we have to pay exhorbitant prices for our drugs in order to assure the perfect purity of “American” drugs: Science A tiny … Continue reading

Posted in Close to Home, Science

from GRIST: The US Green Economy Is Now Worth $1.3 Trillion

U.S. green economy now rakes in more than $1.3 trillion each year. Prepare yourself for a green economic future, because according to a new analysis, low-carbon and resource-efficient businesses are now estimated to generate more than $1.3 trillion in sales … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change

Organizing Opportunity?

From today’s NY Times — Maybe we could get schools like Notre Dame to adopt the Duke-UNC curriculum . . . U.S. Orders Duke and U.N.C. to “Recast Tone” in Mideast Studies Caption — The chapel at Duke University. The … Continue reading

Posted in Governance

How We Do Science

from the Annual Report of the United Kingdom Overseas Conservation Forum

Posted in Fun

Island Obliteration

This is simply a horrible story and I have no comment. . . . from Business Insider F-35s and F-15s just obliterated an entire Iraqi island to root out ISIS fighters by Ellen Ioanes        Sep. 10, 2019, 12:55 PM US … Continue reading

Posted in Governance, Small Island

Barbuda Two Years After Hurricane Irma — Same ol’, same ol’

Not, we all hope, a model for the reconstruction of the northern Bahamas after Dorian. from the on-line Antigua Newsroom, as linked for us by Kevel Lindsay <https://antiguanewsroom.com/barbuda-two-years-after-hurricane-irma/ > Barbuda Two Years After Hurricane Irma September 5, 2019 (PRESS RELEASE) … Continue reading

Posted in Fun

The Unbreakable Virgin Islanders — 2017 was REALLY TOUGH.

Article from the St. John Tradewinds < https://www.stjohntradewinds.com/filmmaker-focuses-on-unbreakable-virgin-islanders/ > Filmmaker Focuses on ‘Unbreakable Virgin Islanders’ By Tradewinds Staff – September 3, 2019 Photo Caption: Peter Bailey introduces his documentary to a group of Virgin Islanders at the Helen Mills Theater … Continue reading

Posted in Fun