Tag Archives: Fauna

Larry Ray : Democrats ‘On a Wing and a Prayer’

Battered Monarch Butterfly resting in Texas on trip home. Photos from Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Getting it on:Monarchs have a tough lessonfor flighty Democrats By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / November 16, 2010 These photos were taken … Continue reading

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Family Values : ‘Living Fossil’ Becomes a Daddy at 111

Big Daddy! The tuatara looks little different from its Jurassic relatives. Photo by Frans Lanting / National Geographic.After 40 years of celibacy, grumpy centenarian reptile finally gets frisky.January 26, 2009 A rare New Zealand reptile has become a father, possibly … Continue reading

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1 in 4 Mammals Now Thought to Face Extinction

A fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), one of the world’s mammals that is declining in population. More than a third are probably threatened with extinction. Photo by Mathieu Ourioux / AFP / Getty Image.‘What we are facing is a very rapid, … Continue reading

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Berkeley Scientists : World In ‘Mass Extinction Spasm’

Amphibians are dying even in remote Sierra Nevada.Scientists: Humans To Blame ‘Behind all this lies the heavy hand of Homo sapiens’ By John Boitnott / August 12, 2008 “There’s no question that we are in a mass extinction spasm right … Continue reading

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Jennifer Viegas :
Sotten Treeshrew On Non-Stop Bender

Furry critters thrive on fermented nectar… By Jennifer Viegas / July 28, 2008 Even the most ardent beer fans would have trouble subsisting on their favorite brew day in and out, but scientists have just discovered that the pentailed treeshrew … Continue reading

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Bush Urges Expanded Drilling Of Alaskan Wildlife

Hole in one! Workers near Alaska’s Lake Teshekpuk take a core sample from a grizzly bear cub. Image courtesy The Onion.Drilling of polar bears, grizzlies, porpoises plannedWASHINGTON, DC — Following a recent ruling by a U.S. District Court that blocked … Continue reading

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