Carynne McIver: May 2010 Archives
The third largest island in the world, Borneo is politically divided between Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. In the northern half, the Malaysian state of Sarawak harbors extensive rainforests. Recently, however, many of these forests have been threatened by logging and tree and palm oil plantations. Malaysia is currently losing rainforest faster than any other nation in Asia, with the rate of deforestation increasing by a staggering 86% in recent years.
Seacology is pleased to invite our supporters to an evening of musical hilarity to benefit our island conservation work. Join us on July 13, 2010, for San Francisco's exclusive summer tour of Young Frankenstein, the wickedly hilarious musical based on Mel Brooks' Oscar-nominated motion picture of the Mary Shelley classic. Young Frankenstein tells the legendary tale of Dr. Frankenstein and his famous monster, along with a castle filled with memorable characters.
Facing many threats, including overfishing, plastic gyres, acidification from climate change, and underwater clear-cutting in the form of dredging and trawling, the oceans are perhaps the world's most ravaged ecosystem. Now the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is wreaking even more havoc, with estimates of gallons leaked ranging from 3 million to over 40 million gallons.