Autumn is near, and so, animals are beginning to prepare for the coming winter. This morning, while looking out the window, I saw something stuck on the outside pane. Looking closer, I saw two patches of tiny red dots, each smaller than the holes in a window screen.
I presume these are eggs. I presume [...]
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 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 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. [...]
We’re used to thinking about the peril the world’s amphibian species are in. However, we mammals aren’t that much better off. [...]
Is there a reason not to think of human beings as communities of organisms with multiple genetic lineages? [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]