landoffirstcontact.caIn previous centuries, stocks of cod were plentiful in the North Atlantic.
No one wanted to see it happen. Yet, anyone familiar with Cod (1997) by Mark Kurlansky or End of the Line (2004) by Charles Clover knows that stocks of cod in the near North Atlantic have been d ... More >>
[Insert joke here.] No, but seriously. 2010 ties with 2005 as "the hottest year in the historical record," while also taking home the glory of being the wettest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual teleconference. How can it be both hot and ... More >>
This is a polar bear suffering from heat exhaustion. Seriously.That "global warming" thing? It's for real. According to NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "the scientific evidence that our world is warming is unmistakable." That doesn't sound good. More than 300 scient ... More >>
Couric: Partly cloudyOn Monday night, Katie Couric swung from CBS's coverage of the oil spill to the Tennessee floods by saying she was moving "from a man-made disaster to a natural one." That's one big and unproven assumption. How does Couric know that the worst Tennessee flooding in history has no ... More >>
Smoked bluefish salad with cherry tomatoes
Ever since Sam Sifton's reminder of just how good bluefish can be, it seems like the grayish, dense, oily, and delicious fish is everywhere--at every fish market in town for $6 a pound; mashed into rillettes at Fort Defiance; and either fresh ... More >>