Tag: habitat restoration

Wild Canids Carry DNA of “Extinct” Red Wolves

“Wil E. Coyote” For the Evolutionary Win

More on the “discovery” of Red Wolves in Texas. The real hero is “Wil E. Coyote,” the indomitable little wolf of our Southwestern deserts. Taking a cue from “The Roadrunner,” his cartoon adversary, the coyote

View Video
Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 10

Elk Country Chronicles – The Sounds of Elk Country Volume 10

Nothing is as peaceful as elk country. Rather than trying to eliminate all elk on Texas’ public lands under the scientifically-bogus belief that they are an “invasive, exotic” species that harms bighorn, pronghorn and mule

German Winemakers See Boon in Climate Change

German Winemakers See Boon in Climate Change

Global climate has never been static. In fact “Climate Change” is as old as the Earth. For millions of years, the Earth’s climate has vacillated between ice ages and warm periods. For the last 20,000-years,

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

View Video
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

View Video
sean_b_carroll_the_rules_that_govern

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

mozambique_ecology

In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal

This remarkable success story from Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park shows how fast systems can recover when keystone grazers, numerous prey species and the full compliment of predators are restored. For more on this topic look

View Video
Pronghorn: Experts in Speed and Sight

Pronghorn: Experts in Speed and Sight

Pronghorn are the fastest land animal in North America. They are found only in the grasslands. Pronghorn numbers are declining, yet at one time as many as 30-million existed interdependently with bison. For the same