By Christine Morabito – October 2015 Organic farming has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. What you don’t know about it may surprise you. Eating organic is supposed to be healthier and better for the environment. However, there is a serious lack of evidence that either of these things is true. It seems these food purchases are more about perception […]
By Christine Morabito – July 2015 Supporters of Cape Wind desperately want you to believe that those opposed to the massive offshore industrial project are afflicted with the “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) syndrome. This conjures up images of affluent, elitist Cape Coders, who cannot bear to have their precious views spoiled by unsightly turbines. […]
Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?
By Christine Morabito – June 2015 As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest conservation organization in New England; an organization of which I am a member. Personal conflict aside, it seems apparent that Massachusetts Audubon Society’s support for a massive industrial project threatens thousands of birds a year. […]
By: Christine Morabito – January, 2015 It’s easy to go green when you don’t have to go hungry. Free from the stress of foraging for food, environmental activists have the luxury to experiment with alternative energy sources like wind and solar. These well-fed, self-appointed arbiters of morality have the benefit of time to travel the […]
By: Christine Morabito – November 2014 On a recent trip to Maine, I hiked the beautiful Wells Reserve at Laudholm. The quiet solitude, view of the salt marsh and resident wildlife was well worth the trek — except for one thing. Dotting the landscape were dozens of unsightly white structures, resembling cages. A sign on […]