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I have no idea how many animals will be able to adapt and not go extinct due to climate change, and that includes human beings. But it is interesting that there’s already evidence of animals adapting: Some warm-blooded animals are experiencing shifts in their body shapes, likely as a response to the pressures of climate […]
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Rattlers

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On July 10, 2020
For all the hiking I’ve done, I’ve ever only seen a rattlesnake once and that was when I was driving across Wyoming and one was doing its crazy sidewinder slither across the road. I did however once nearly step on a copperhead while visiting Shiloh (like if I had taken one more step, I would […]

The Animals Return

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On June 5, 2020

It’s amazing how quickly the ecosystem rights itself if people just stay out of the way. COVID-19 has demonstrated this repeatedly. From Thailand: Since the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in M

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This is the grave of William Temple Hornaday. Born in 1854 in Avon, Indiana, Hornaday’s family moved to Iowa when he was young and while there, he basically watched the destruction of the passenger pigeon in real time. He graduated from Iowa State University (then Iowa State College) in Ames. Interested in biology, he managed […]

#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 p

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Today in the Sixth Extinction

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On September 19, 2018
Here’s a “fun” visualization of seven species whose numbers are so low that they could all theoretically fit in a train car. Good job humans. And especially good job capitalism for bringing the entirety of the world’s resources into an integrated global system based on inequality that helps put the most pressure on these species.
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