Life and Environmental Science Ethics: Blogs and Websites


This is a collection of blogs and websites relevant to Life and Environmental Science ethics.


The Berkeley Blog. “Science & Technology,” 2021.

  • Today, UC Berkeley is widely known as the preeminent public university in the United States, and as the home of the Free Speech Movement. The Berkeley Blog bridges these two.
  • We created this interactive site to give voice to our scholars’ ideas and opinions in a forum that encourages public comment. Our authors include some 300 UC Berkeley faculty members, graduate students and other scholars, who share their thoughts on topical national and global issues with which we all grapple. This blog serves as a virtual blackboard for ideas and expertise found on the Berkeley campus.   Note: not all posts are ethics relevant, but many are.

Bioethics Institute. “Bioethics Today,” Albany Medical College, 2020.

  • BIOETHICS TODAY is the blog of the Alden March Bioethics Institute, presenting topical and timely commentary on issues, trends, and breaking news in the broad arena of bioethics. BIOETHICS TODAY presents interviews, opinion pieces, and ongoing articles on health care policy, end-of-life decision making, emerging issues in genetics and genomics, procreative liberty and reproductive health, ethics in clinical trials, medicine and the media, distributive justice and health care delivery in developing nations, and the intersection of environmental conservation and bioethics.

Center for Ethics Education. "The Ethics and Society Blog," Fordham University, ND.

  • The Ethics and Society blog serves as a source for news and analysis of issues relating to ethics. It provides a media platform for members of the Fordham University community to draw on their education and professional and personal experiences to contribute to international moral debate. Material for the blog is provided by directors, faculty, fellows, students, and affiliated scholars of the Center for Ethics Education, as well as selected guest bloggers.
  • The blog has a broad readership spanning 105 countries and 6 continents. Through its syndications, Ethics and Society blog posts are regularly featured and posted on The Huffington Post and Social Justice Solutions. This resource is not life sciences specific.

Center for Practical Bioethics. “Practical Bioethics.” 2021.

  • The Center for Practical Bioethics is a nonprofit, free-standing and independent organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics. Since 1984, the Center has helped patients and their families, healthcare professionals, policymakers and corporate leaders grapple with ethically complex issues in medicine and research. For more go to The editor of this blog is John Carney at the Center. For questions or suggestions, email

The Hastings Center. “Hastings Bioethics Forum.” ND.

  • Hastings Bioethics Forum publishes commentaries from a range of perspectives on timely issues in bioethics.

Impact Ethics. “Making a Difference in Bioethics.” 2021.

  • Impact Ethics is a forum for discussion of and commentary on bioethical issues, presenting a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Impact Ethics has a preference for posting articles that are grounded in the current Canadian context, although we are willing to consider any well-written article that confronts an important bioethical issue. We are primarily concerned with (i) contemporary bioethical news, (ii) how bioethical news and developments may be interpreted by and affect Canadians, and (iii) engaging academics and non-academics in bioethical discussion.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics. “Blog.” 2021.

  • The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is an independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine. It was established by the Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation in 1991, and since 1994 it has been funded jointly by the Foundation, Wellcome and the Medical Research Council. This it their hosted blog.

PEA Soup. “PEA Soup,” Princeton, 2021.

  • PEA Soup is a blog designed to provide a forum for discussing philosophy, ethics, and academia. Its mission is to transcend geographical barriers so that moral philosophers from across the globe can converse in much the way that they would with their nearby colleagues. The primary subject matter is ethics, where this includes not only metaethics, normative ethical theory, and applied ethics, but also cognate areas of philosophy, including political philosophy, philosophy of action, and personal identity. The secondary foci are other philosophical issues and professional issues, such as those that arise in teaching philosophy.

Practical Ethics. "Ethics in the News," University of Oxford, 2021.

  • Welcome to Practical Ethics where you can find daily ethical analysis of news events written by authors drawn from students and researchers in four centres based at the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford, and from our visitors and guest authors. We focus on current events with practical ethical relevance, including developments in science and technology, environmental policy, public health, and information ethics.  Not specific to life and environmental science ethics.

The Prindle Post. “Ethics in the News from the Prindle Institute - Blogs.” 2020.

  • Blog posts on various ethical topics; not all are exclusive to LES ethics. "Ethics in the News and Culture, Explained."

Resources for Research Ethics Education. "Research Ethics," 2016.

  • The purpose of this site is to provide resources and tools for teachers of research ethics. The goal is to promote best practices and evidence-based research ethics education" This site links to and hosts many resources related to research ethics. The life sciences specific resources include materials on animals as research subjects (, stem cell research (, and biosecurity (

University of Houston. “Ethics in Science.” ND.

  • We aim to develop a new, practicum-based science ethics training program which will be particularly appropriate for the diverse, practically oriented student population at the University of Houston. This project, "Experiencing Ethics", is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)."

Uposala Universitet. “The Ethics Blog," A Blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB), ND.

  • Welcome to The Ethics Blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)! We comment the debate on research ethics and bioethics and discuss our research. We address issues from current debate in the research community and in the press. Some posts are only for your information, others are more reflective, but our goal is always dialogue. A lot of the content deals with our own research. Right now we are focusing on biobanks and health care, but more will come!