‘America’s Mississippi’ Review: Overflowing With Life

‘America’s Mississippi’ Review: Overflowing With Life

The amazing wildlife of the Mississippi River.

Fire & Blood: A History of Mexico

Book Review: Fire and Blood – A History of Mexico

Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico, published in 1973, is still the best history of Mexico and the Mexicans available. Written by San Antonian TR Fehrenbach, with whom I shared a 40-year friendship, the

A Permit Runs Through It

A Permit Runs Through It

Often, the biggest impediments to conservation are the conservation agencies.

Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees?

Will Mushrooms Be Magic for Threatened Bees?

Seventy years ago, Dr. William Albrecht, the “Father of Soil Fertility,” wrote, “It’s not the overpowering invader we must fear but the weakened condition of the victim.” Outbreaks of parasite-spread diseases must be treated if

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Blue Origin NS-10: New Shepard launch & landing, 23 January 2019

Blue Origin’s January 23, 2019 Rocket Launch in far-West Texas

Blue origin, the private rocket company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is based next to Circle Ranch in far-West Texas. Here is a video of their January 23, 2019 launch. The rocket’s flight lasted

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One of Nature’s Smallest Flowering Plants Can Survive Inside of a Duck

One of Nature’s Smallest Flowering Plants Can Survive Inside of a Duck

Nature constantly introduces new plants into new places as this article on the spread of the lowly duckweed illustrates. Usually “alien exotic” plants don’t “invade” stable systems, but colonize damaged habitats where they previously couldn’t

Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

The lead in spent bullets and shot never goes away. It accumulates, year after year, eventually poisoning marshes and any environment where guns are fired. When the long-term environmental damage from lead shot and bullets

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Q&A – The Rules that Govern Life on Earth – with Sean B Carroll

How resilient will nature be to climate change? Why are there no very large mammalian predators? Is there a place for controlled hunting of rhinos? Sean B Carroll answers questions from the audience following his

The Problem with Ice Age Overkill

The Problem with Ice Age Overkill

Those on the left of the political spectrum are loathe to admit that the ancestors of Native Americans could have harmed the environment. While those on the right can’t acknowledge that our industrial methods—from manufacturing

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