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#FloridaMonkeys

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On November 13, 2018
I guess there’s no reason for Florida’s escaped monkeys to be any less disease ridden than Florida’s people: In the heart of central Florida lies Silver Spring State Park—a large patchwork of forests and wetlands with a spring-fed river flowing through it. One of Florida’s first tourist attractions, the park was once known for its […]
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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On February 27, 2018
Just continuing to document the horrible ways that humans have decimated the planet. The dwindling North Atlantic right whale population is on track to finish its breeding season without any new births, prompting experts to warn again that without human intervention, the species will face extinction. Scientists observing the whale community off the US east […]
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The Last Days of Megafauna

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On August 21, 2017
I don’t mean to deviate from my usual bright cheery self, but the violent death of Wayne Lotter, one of the leading conservationists in Africa fighting the poaching epidemic, reminds me that the future of all megafauna on the planet is highly endangered. The rapidly declining numbers of rhinos, elephants, lions, tigers, leopards, and basically […]

The Wages of Mining

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On December 8, 2016

In 1985, I took the first trip of my life. We drove from Oregon to Minnesota for a family reunion. For me, at that age, this was exciting. As we drove east on I-90, we stopped in Butte, Montana. There

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Kill the Feral Cats

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On November 2, 2016
I love my cat Torvald more than anything. He looks a lot like the cat pictured above. But let’s not beat around the bush–cats are incredibly destructive creatures. Feral cats are not our lost potential pets. They are a wildlife management problem. And the best way to deal with them is to kill them. Not […]

Snails!

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On August 12, 2016

I know we are are focused on the behavior on Donald Trump and no one cares about any other issue. But here’s a post devoted to a life form slightly more evolved than the Republican candidate: sn

Octopus!

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On May 26, 2016

It seems that the octopi may be allying with the cats, jellyfish, and apes to declare war on the human race. So, why are cephalopods kicking butt when pretty much everything else in the oceans is dyin

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