Forty-five years and a lot of success stories later, we could be seeing the end of the Endangered Species Act. At least, if the changes proposed are put into effect, we will see the end of the act’s usefulness to our wildlife and to humans as well. If you don’t accept climate change as a thing, you’re going to be surprised when the ocean rises, the storms get stronger, and life as we know it ceases to be. Continue reading “The Endangered Species Act in Danger”
If you share your life with parrots, you know how much they love trees. They love branches, they love leaves, they love to chew and hollow out stuff. My sun conure, Tron, won’t let me take a corn cob away until he has hollowed out the center. I wish I had more trees in my yard that would be fun for the birds to chew up. Continue reading “Conservation Woods”
Let us grant the benefit of the doubt to those people who believe things totally different than what we believe. We assume, therefore, the people cutting down the rain forests don’t see another way to make a living or build a road. The villagers who cut down palm trees for religious observances are devoted and believe this is the right thing to do. And the businesses that drain wetlands and put pipelines through delicate prairies are just doing their job.