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The Mallard Of Diversity

GBIF looks like an acronym that could be scribbled on the inside cover of a schoolgirl’s notebook, representing an expression of earnest affection – some variant of BFF. In fact, it represents a more serious idea: A place to collect data from observations of living organisms – the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The Global Biodiversity [...]

Mammologists Slam Obama For Rush To Create Nationwide Wolf Hunts

Mammologists conduct actual scientific studies of animal populations and their behaviors. They don’t just rely on anecdotal evidence, as the pro-hunting lobby does. Here’s what mammologists have observed about wolves in the United States… [...]

Sarah Palin Doesnt Even Make Sense By Creationist Standards

Sarah Palin is a grandmother, and she’s still accepting beliefs from elders without critically examining them to make sure that they make sense. Palin has failed to advance beyond the reasoning abilities of a child in elementary school. [...]

Mammals Nearly As Threatened As Amphibians

We’re used to thinking about the peril the world’s amphibian species are in. However, we mammals aren’t that much better off. [...]

Do NonHumans Make Us Human?

Is there a reason not to think of human beings as communities of organisms with multiple genetic lineages? [...]

Climate Action: Volunteer Your Eyes for Phenology

Gathering information about what plants live where, and when they go through life stages such as budbreak, will over the long term provide a richer vision of climate change than the simple concept of changing temperatures that most people think of. [...]

Pictures Of Two Different Deeps

Two projects of deep scientific study release news this week, looking deep into the Earth’s seas and higher than ever before into the sky. [...]

The Other Crash – Biodiversity

Let’s hope that the human downturn this year clears out enough conventional wisdom to make way for ideas about how we can change our lives so that we are enriched by the living wealth of our planet without leaving it spent. [...]

Alaskan Sea Links

Perhaps I’ll go on an expedition to the Bering Sea in order to photograph ribbon seals myself. In the meantime, before I an hire a boat, I wanted to provide interested readers with a couple of related links to organizations I found that are working on protecting marine life around Alaska. [...]

Save The Sawfish Video Podcast

The convergence of human and animal issues that takes place around the sawfish is just one example of how activism in one area can have an impact in many ways. Engage in a boycott of the Hilton hotel brands listed below, all connected to the company that decided to build the Bimini Bay Resort ecoblemish, and you’ll be taking action on environmental issues, local community issues, and issues of corporate accountability. [...]

Save the Sawfish

The Bimini Bay Resort and Casino isn’t just bad for the sawfish, and the other marine life of Bimini. It’s a profoundly idiotic project on a human level as well. Bimini is an extremely low-lying island, and with the protective mangroves gone, the Bimini Bay Resort and Casino could be swept away by the first significant hurricane to come along. Sea level rise with global warming will also threaten the development before long. Send a message that you will not tolerate corporations that profit from the destruction of marine ecosystems. Do not stay at any hotel connected to the above Hilton hotel brands. [...]