Category Archives: science

Alien Life

Alien Life Alien life is not like us no English-speaking cousins, thus a biped form we may not find nor water-based with carbon bind Surprise and shock a likely boon when searchers life forms locate soon Pluto Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI … Continue reading

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Essence of Approaching Rain – Sniff!

The Smell of Approaching Rain! Australian scientists Isabel Joy Bear and Richard Thomas identified and named the smell of rain approaching: they called it “petrichor … the unique odor which can be regarded as an ‘ichor’ or ‘tenuous essence’ derived … Continue reading

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Reprieve for Wyoming Wolves

On September 23, 2014, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (the Court) issued an Opinion¹ and Order² overturning a 2012 rule promulgated by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS, the Service, or the agency). The … Continue reading

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Gray Wolf Protection/ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the federal agency charged with administering the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on land. wikipedia/Endangered Species Act  The ESA was enacted by Congress in 1973 and has been called “the Magna Carta” of … Continue reading

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Wolves Give Life

This gorgeous video comes courtesy of Shelley Coldiron, executive director of W.O.L.F.,  and Amelia Curzon, who blogs at Mungai and the Goa Constrictor  The video explores the ways in which wolves are regenerating the ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park and … Continue reading

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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Citizen Advocate Programs

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is setting up Citizen Advocacy programs across the U.S. and inviting us all to participate.  These programs are focused on approaching the challenge of dealing with climate change.  The NRDC proposes to train participants … Continue reading

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Delisting the Wolf – Your Help is Needed!

Originally posted on Mungai and the Goa Constrictor:
Image: Lynn M. Stone / Nature Picture Library The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in its comment period on their proposal to remove the wolf from the Endangered Species Act in…

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Witch Hunt/Religious Crusade: The Wolf Hunt Intensifies

The United States federal government proposes to remove remaining protections for wolves throughout the country.  Read more in this Defenders of Wildlife press release. Defenders is asking those interested to sign a petition to Sally Jewell, newly appointed Secretary of … Continue reading

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The Extreme Gravity/Distorted Reality Show

Black Hole at the Center  Eagle Galaxy remnant of an exploding star a fading celebrity avatar emits no light casts no glow gas and static are its outflow* the raspy noise of promise unkept opportunity squandered challenge unmet collapsing brilliance … Continue reading

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Telling the Truth/Wolves in the U.S.

Here’s a link to an interesting article in The American Prospect about wolves and wolf management in the Western U.S.  Everything I know indicates it’s accurate, fair, and thorough . Wolves to the Slaughter, by Christopher Ketcham Carter Niemeyer’s book … Continue reading

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