John Platt

John Platt

 John R. Platt is a freelance journalist specializing in environmental issues, cutting-edge technology, and entrepreneurship. He writes about endangered species for Scientific American and green technology for several publishers. John lives on the coast of Maine where he spends his spare time drawing cartoons. Visit him online at

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Why San Diego's tides are glowing blue

Is Amazon Prime eco-friendly or wasteful?

Did researchers find Amelia Earhart's skeleton?

Should texting while walking be banned?

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