Tigers and Turtles

Few creatures are more charismatic than tigers.  Big, beautiful, and powerfully ferocious, tigers embody traits that captivate people immediately -- whether we like to admit it or not.  That attraction has become their ruin.  As writer Sharon Guynup and photographer Steve Winter chronicle in their book Tigers Forever, the skyrocketing market for tiger parts in China has fast-tracked their demise.  Fewer than 3,200 tigers now remain in the wild.  In an interview for The Washington Post, Sharon Read more [...]
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Bat and Cats

No, not cats eating bats.  Or bats spreading rabies to cats.  Rather, my two most recent articles tell two very different stories about of these different groups of mammals.    The first article appears in the April issue of The Observer of Jefferson County.  Wind energy is supposed to be green; a clean alternative to fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.  But as The Observer editor David Lillard notes in his opening editorial, there’s no free lunch when it comes to energy.  Read more [...]
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