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A Natural Wonder in Peril

The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

by Iain McCalman

Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 336 pp., $27.00… 4,046 more words


Stop Dreaming. Republicans Are Not Going for a Carbon Tax. - —By Ben Adler | Sat Aug. 30, 2014 11:50 AM EDT


This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of theClimate Desk collaboration.

Republicans, as everyone knows, hate taxes and don’t accept, much less care about, climate change. 344 more words


How to Get Rid off Headache without Medication ...

Getting a headache or worse, a migraine, can be a nuisance at best, and debilitating at worst. You don’t always have a headache pill available, or you might prefer to avoid taking pills in general – either way, this guide will show you how to relieve that headache in simple, natural ways. 347 more words

Interesting Read

greater egret

I’ve been timing my coast walks close to high tide so it was after 2pm that I made today’s trek. The only shore birds evident were the usual suspects, these Black-winged Stilts. 78 more words


Trollope Hunts a Dingo

In recent months I’ve been working on an extended piece dealing with Anthony Trollope’s deeply affective response to the Australian environment. Trollope visited the Antipodes twice. 1,634 more words


White Rhinoceros

Incredible animals, the Rhinoceroses are the second largest land mammals, at 1.8 meter at shoulder and males weighing up to 2 to 2.3 tons. Horns can grow up to 1.5 meter and the tail is a meter long. 131 more words


My Jacksonville to Seattle Odyssey—Part 8--Home Sweet Home!

In truth I’ve been in Seattle for a week now. When I first arrived I felt kind of claustrophobic after driving through big sky country, so my first thought was, “Oh, God. 807 more words