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California Fires, 2017

The good news is that only a small fraction of California is on fire or incinerated. The bad news is that this year’s California wildfires have been big, destructive, and aren’t over yet. I’ll be talking about a few of … Continue reading

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Bogs and Bison

The good news is that bison are back in Banff, and Britain’s bogs may bounce back, too. Keeping wetlands wet isn’t what many folks had in mind, back in my youth. But as I keep saying, we’ve learned quite a … Continue reading

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Urban Evolution and Big Brains

Life, and evolution, has been happening for quite a while. Cities are new, but the same processes happen there; with slightly different results. We’re learning how urban environments affect critters, and are piecing together more of humanity’s story. Evolution in … Continue reading

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Earth Overshoot Day and Pollinators

Australia’s Earth Overshoot Day happened earlier this week. It used to be called Ecological Debt Day, involves a lot of math, and assumes that Earth’s glaciers, deserts, and oceans, are pretty much all the same thing. The basic idea, that … Continue reading

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