Nature

How to Survive an Animal Bite

Rattlesnakes are one of many venomous snakes in the world. A fellow Texan and literary friend of mine, Tandy Versyp, was bitten on the ankle by this particular poisonous snake in Hawley, Texas,...

Armadillos

THEY COME IN THE NIGHT, up from their burrows, out of prehistory, little sinister dinosaurs from South America. Across Mexican arroyo and Louisiana swamp they've traveled, out of the woods and...

Ticks

NOT TOO LONG AGO, I picked an engorged tick up off the floor of my kitchen, thinking it was a stray chocolate chip. It only took a moment for me to see more clearly the minuscule legs and the...

Bats

MAYBE YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE bat-loving types who lectures people that bats are actually very clean animals and they eat half their weight in insects every sundown and it's a false slander that...

Snakes

IT WAS THE SUMMER OF 1972, rural Illinois. A picnic along the banks of the Mississippi. My friend Elizabeth and I, both 17, were forced to attend as a disciplinary measure. We were wearing gauzy...

<i>Chasing Water</i> Screening

Join us on this page on February 23 at any time between 6 and 9 P.M. MST to watch Chasing Water, Peter McBride’s award winning 18-minute film about his three-year journey to...

Stars

INSIDE THE CITY, the night sky is more or less a backdrop, benign and one-dimensional. It comes on predictably, like the streetlights, and I pretty much ignore it. There is the moon. Some...

How to Prepare a Wild-Caught Rabbit for a Meal

The first thing you want to do, after catching a wild rabbit, is to calm the rabbit down. A panicked rabbit does not make for a pleasurable dining experience. It taints it. Pet the rabbit. Maybe...

Un-Bottled

The National Park Service has dealt with controversy over issues ranging from climbing access to land-use, but when news broke that agency director Jonathan Jarvis

The Supergreen

TwitterYOU FOLLOW: Tim Hurst (@ecopolitologist) for the stories missed by...

OSHA Goes After SeaWorld, Part 2

The security guards screening visitors to the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Florida, jokingly called it the “Flipper trial.” But when nine days of courtroom...

10. Tied—Treehugger

Good for: A one-stop-shop for all things green; quick news bites covering everything from transportation to DIY projects....

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