Tag: wildebeest

By the Numbers: Can We Save the Last Herds, Flocks and Swarms?

Written by | August 10th, 2009

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500,000 sandhill cranes roosting along the Platte River. One million wildebeests migrating across the Serengeti plains. Ten million bats emerging from a Texas cave. Literally uncountable masses of mayflies hatching along a beautiful spring creek. Perhaps nothing captures a naturalist’s imagination quite like the world’s great herds, flocks and swarms. There’s something beyond words when […]

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 5

Written by | June 5th, 2009

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350 versus 450? If you don’t know what that question means, you soon will — it’s going to be a huge point of discussion this December at international climate change talks. On the other hand, you could just watch the video from 350.org above and then read this morning’s Cool Greeness, thereby equipping you to […]

Should We Be Reintroducing Species?

Written by | February 10th, 2009

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It’s a much-debated question: Should we be reintroducing species to their former habitats? After all, most modern-day species extinctions came about because of human interference, from poaching to habitat destruction. And once those species are gone from their native habitats, the ecosystems change in response. But should we restore the balance? Bring back, say, elephants to South […]

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