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Crocodile Attacks Surfer in Costa Rica, Environment Minister Should Do Nothing

The following letter was sent to René Castro, Costa Rica’s environment and energy minister. Hi René, I understand that you’re contemplating what to do about a crocodile who on Sunday inflicted a few superficial wounds on a Spanish surfer. If you’re a rational person, you’ll do absolutely nothing. In case you haven’t been briefed on […]

Shark Attack Leaves Champion Surfer Dead

As news travels of a fatal shark attack in the waters off Réunion, in the Indian Ocean, I feel compelled to urge local authorities not to respond with vengeance aforethought. If Matthieu Schiller’s surfing buddies — who watched their friend die — can mourn his untimely death without seeking retribution, so too can landlubbing tourism-industry […]