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Intervention by Denise Caruso Read Intervention by Denise Caruso, Executive Director of the Hybrid Vigor Silver Award Winner, 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards; Best Business Books 2007, Strategy+Business Magazine

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PACKARD’S ONLINE FORUM FOR
REDUCING NITROGEN POLLUTION

by Denise Caruso ~ April 13th, 2007

The Packard Foundation is doing a very cool thing that you are invited to participate in.
They’ve set up an online forum to solicit input on the new program they’re hoping to fund, for reducing nitrogen pollution.
They’ve developed a draft strategy for the program. But in order to combat the blind spots that can occur when […]

HOW YOU GONNA KEEP ‘EM ON THE PHARM?

by Denise Caruso ~ April 8th, 2007

Today, my ‘Re:framing’ column in The New York Times was on the scientific evidence that has been used by industry and the U.S. Agriculture Department to support safety claims about biopharma crops. These are the next generation of plants that have been genetically engineered to grow drugs and industrial chemicals in open fields in the […]

PLAYING DICE WITH THE BIOSPHERE?
INTERVENTION IN SALON

by Denise Caruso ~ March 12th, 2007

Scott Rosenberg, a former colleague of mine from the former golden days of the San Francisco Examiner, interviewed me for the Book section of today’s Salon. (He also blogged the interview.)
In the piece, Scott asked me some questions — about how some journalists have overlooked the risk story, and about why I had to publish […]

‘KNOWLEDGE IS POWER,
ONLY IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT’

by Denise Caruso ~ March 12th, 2007

I really liked this piece in Alternet this morning about the mythology of carbon offsets; thought I’d pass it along. Some of you on this list have been raising these issues with me privately for a while now, and I’m glad to see them start to pick up some steam in the public eye.
Also I’m […]

DC (i.e., me) IN DC, TUESDAY MARCH 6

by Denise Caruso ~ March 2nd, 2007

If you’re in the Washington DC area, you are invited to the event that the Wilson Center is hosting for Intervention on Tuesday, March 6. Apparently it will be webcast live, as well.
I will be interviewed — although more likely there will be questions flying in both directions — by Joel Garreau, author of […]

STUNNING ‘WORLDCHANGING’ REVIEW

by Denise Caruso ~ March 2nd, 2007

I can’t believe it took me so long to get this posted. Goes to show what happens when people start reading your stuff and liking it, I guess … I have been busy, busy, busy. Off to Washington DC tomorrow at the crack of dawn, in fact. More on that anon.
To cut to the chase: […]

‘STARTLING NEW REPORT’ ON CLIMATE CHANGE, FROM GBN

by Denise Caruso ~ March 2nd, 2007

I just received this email from Nancy Murphy at Global Business Network and thought I should pass it along:
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Greetings from all of us at GBN!
As you know, climate change is a critical issue that GBN has been exploring since our founding in 1987. We are pleased to share with you our latest […]

WOW, A DOOMSDAY SEED VAULT!

by Denise Caruso ~ February 12th, 2007

This just in from Environment News Service:
Doomsday Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Withstand All Perils
OSLO, Norway, February 9, 2007 (ENS) - A fail-safe vault designed to protect the agricultural heritage of humankind - the seeds essential to agriculture of every nation - will be constructed this year on the Arctic island of Svalbard not far […]

A HYBRIDLY VIGOROUS PRESIDENT FOR HARVARD!!

by Denise Caruso ~ February 11th, 2007

A friend in Boston sent the link to a video of Drew Gilpin Faust’s remarks at her press conference today, accepting her election as the 28th president of Harvard University.
I have to admit, it gave me chills. It is thrilling to hear someone who commands such authority talking seriously about interdisciplinary collaboration. Here’s a toast […]

THE POETRY OF THE GREAT EQUATIONS

by Denise Caruso ~ February 7th, 2007

A friend sent me this (old! 2002) story from The Guardian Unlimited today, an excerpt from Graham Farmelo’s book It Must Be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science, and it made me think lots of appreciative thoughts about human perception and the kinds of people who are able to make such meaningful connections and perceive […]