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.

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

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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

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At Last! An Understandable ICE Policy

News in Brief from The Onion ICE Opens Interdimensional Detention Center To Indefinitely Imprison Immigrants Across Infinite Number Of Multiverses Today 11:36am BRANE MULTIVERSE 378-C—In an effort to better comply with recent moves to abolish limits on migrant detention, ICE … Continue reading

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US Set to Produce Most Oil Next Decade

The reputable Global Witness web site (based in the UK) has an excellent analysis of projected oil and gas production for the next ten years which predicts that 60% of the new global oil and gas production for that period … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, energy, Fracking

Knee-Capping Core Responsibilities of Critical Federal Agencies (yet again)

From Catherine Rampell’s column in the on-line Washington Post <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-draining-the-swamp–of-needed-experts/2019/08/08/7ec457e4-ba12-11e9-a091-6a96e67d9cce_story.html&gt; , print edition on August 9th, 2019. Opinions For Trump and his cronies, draining the swamp means ousting experts Mick Mulvaney at the Justice Department in Washington on July 11, … Continue reading

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No-take marine areas help fishers (and fish) far more than we thought

[Good overview of current research in a fast changing theme, but neglects the importance of rigorously enforced MPAs as “seed stock” in post disaster recovery after massive events such as mega hurricanes — this effect is being observed in some … Continue reading

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