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I’m thrilled to report that CHA has won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award for memoir/autobiography from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. And in other news, a photo gallery from my 2007 trip is up now on Life.com. (Never … Continue reading
When the Wall of Death fails to satisfy, add a giant feline predator in a sidecar. Number five in the list of the most badass things ever done by jungle cats: Somebody back in the 1920s thought to themselves, “I … Continue reading
Remember Lonesome George, the only surviving Pinta Galapagos tortoise? The rarest living creature on Earth, on whose wrinkled shoulders the fate of his entire subspecies rests? When we last checked in, George had gotten a female in his pen pregnant … Continue reading
That's what the WWF predicts if this year's Mediterranean fishing season goes ahead as normal, which it is. The average mature tunas is less than half as big as it was in the 1990s.
It sounds like a headline from The Onion: a Worcester's Buttonquail (Turnix worcesteri), thought to be extinct, was just found at a poultry market in the Caraballo mountains in northern Luzon, Phillippines. A local birdwatching group took photos and videos … Continue reading
A new species of pink land iguana–genetically distinct from the normal kind (Conolophus subcristatus) above–has been identified on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. The rosada species is a relict lineage (i.e. used to be widespread but now rare) whose origins … Continue reading