Prosek, Eels, Conservation

La Paz Group

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When we invited James Prosek to Kerala it was in part due to his artistic sensibility with eels, and a year after that invitation we gave that peculiar but enchanting sensibility more attention.  But by then we had already noticed his bird work at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which Seth had watched as it went up, and his family went to inspect at the time of his graduation from Cornell. And so while Prosek has a long history with aquatic conservation Raxa Collective had a new view of Prosek that gravitated to his work with birds.

We are now glad to be reminded of his aquatic passions, in a blog post about conservation by Silvia Killingsworth, the managing editor of The New Yorker, where Prosek features as one of several consulted experts on the fate of the “lowly” eel, which turns out to be much more fascinating than expected…

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Report: NYC Construction Site Accidents Cause Injuries At Least One A Month

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An alarming new report has been issued regarding construction site safety in New York City.

As CBS2’s Steve Langford reported, the report said at least once a month in the city, a pedestrian is injured by falling bricks, hammers, or even glass.

Tourists may be the only ones looking up in New York City, but it may not be such a bad idea for everyone to do so — given the findings.

Statistics from the Department of Buildings showed 18 construction accidents last year involving pedestrians — the highest rate since 2008, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Last October, a piece of metal fell from about 10 stories up in Times Square, injuring two people on the ground. And in May of last year, a giant saw blade went speeding through the air along Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.

“I turned and saw the blade…

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Série de fotos encantadora registra a amizade entre um cão e uma coruja

Já falamos aqui sobre as inusitadas amizades entre animais de diferentes espécies. É surpreendente como os animais conseguem criar laços com outros animais, independente de cor, tamanho e ordem na …


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