The Latest by Shirley Hao

Senior Interactive Designer

Shirley undertakes sous chef duties on Earthjustice’s website, serving up interactive online features for our advocacy campaign and litigation work.

May 30, 2011

Monday Reads: The Hawk Cam Edition

Polar bears may be the poster child for climate change, but our warming world is affecting flora and fauna up the food chain and down. Birds of prey are no exception. As temperatures change, some areas get drier, others get wetter—and the landscape that the birds have relied on and adapted to becomes increasingly foreign. …

April 25, 2011

Monday Reads: The Laughter Edition

These days, it seems like the fossil fuel companies are the only ones having gigglefests. BP checked off a tidy $9.9 billion tax deduction for its handiwork in the Gulf last year. A company calling itself “Making Money Having Fun LLC” is dumping 80 truckloads of coal ash a day onto Bokoshe, OK—a place where …

April 4, 2011

Monday Reads: The Lost Shipping Container Edition

A sunken steel behemoth provides refuge and life … or not?

March 22, 2011

Monday Reads: The Midway Atoll Tsunami Edition

Several hours after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan, towering waves raced west across the Pacific, engulfing the three tiny islands of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. A mere three days earlier, Midway Atoll had been heralding the latest wildlife celebrity to woo human audiences: Wisdom. Not only was she the …

February 22, 2011

Monday Reads: The Wildlife Meets Music Edition

News headlines last week prominently featured both music (the Grammy Awards rolled out their red carpet) and the environment (the GOP’s proposed spending legislation steamrolled through the House, nearly crushed under the weight of riders and amendments seeking to rollback many environmental and public health gains of the past several years). What readers may not …

January 25, 2011

Monday Reads: The Pigs and Toilets Edition

As anyone who has been lucky enough to pass by a factory farm can attest, Confined Animal Factory Operations (or CAFOs) bring a certain…fragrance to the surrounding environs.

December 14, 2010

Monday Reads: The Musk Oxen Edition

‘Hibernation al fresco,’ embracing winter head on

November 1, 2010

Monday Reads: The Landscaping Goat Edition

Invasion of the goats, coming to a weed-choked lot near you

October 11, 2010

Monday Reads: The BP Baby Turtle Evacuation Edition

A 28,000 turtle egg truck lift

October 4, 2010

Monday Reads: The Bear vs. Zucchini Edition

“Bear also drinks from fishbowl”