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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Leopards in Iran? Who Knew?

I've always loved the Big Cats.  As a kid, I covered my bedroom wall with posters of lions and tigers and pumas (never bears – although bears are great too).  I ordered the posters along with my paperbacks through (I think) Scholastic Achievement Books.  Every month at school we’d get a chance to buy something new, and it was one indulgence my mother never protested.  I read books about wildlife in Africa and memorized the widely different behaviors among lions, leopards and cheetahs.  Read more [...]
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