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  • Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway

    Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway
    State fish biologists were looking for Asian carp. What they found, last week in the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood, was something much better: a spotted gar, an ancient fish that has never before been seen in Chicago waterways, according to...
  • Earth to Tim Flannery: Thank you

    Earth to Tim Flannery: Thank you
    The 1985 celebrity-studded charity ditty written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had a simple title and refrain: "We Are the World." The line, it now turns out, is more than just a song lyric. It's a scientific truth. As Tim Flannery demonstrates in...
  • Newport News' Cheryl Lager excels in ultra running

    Newport News' Cheryl Lager excels in ultra running
    - Cheryl Lager has run 75 races of 26 miles or longer - She is training for a 200-mile run in Florida - She has finished six races of at least 100 miles All Cheryl Lager wanted to do was shed a few pounds. Competitive running? Please. She didn't have...
  • Hunting bears wouldn't do much good — it's a people problem

    Hunting bears wouldn't do much good — it's a people problem
    Raised in the woods so's he knew ev'ry tree Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier Grab your musket, because the time might be near when we have to go kill us some bears in Central Florida's wild frontier....
  • Oil-tainted seafood: Do reports hold water?

    The Gulf Coast has a marketing campaign out to convince people its seafood is safe. So this headline from The Associated Press this week didn't help: "Oiled crabs stoke fears spill is tainting food web.'' Is it true? Or is it oil hype? Let's research...
  • It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count

    It's time for an early spring - and the Great Backyard Bird Count
    Even though he studies biology and lives on campus at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Nick Flanders often visits his mother's home in Newport News where he maintains bird feeders filled with sunflower, mixed and thistle seeds and suet. This weekend,...
  • Early spring presents turkey hunting challenges

    Early spring presents turkey hunting challenges
    As Indiana’s spring turkey season approaches, DNR wildlife research biologist Steve Backs said hunters should plan to work a little harder this year. Spring turkey season begins with the youth season April 21-22. The regular spring turkey season...
  • Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late

    Scrub-jay survey at preserve east of Eustis too little, too late
    Strap yourself in, dear reader. Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them. First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
  • The Perfect Breed of Dog

    It’s been more than 15 years, but I can still see our beautiful yellow English Labrador retriever Jake running through the field behind our hospital, on a mission he knew all too well. Our daughter barely able to walk, had put Jake in a “...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: The Possibilian, Kevin Kelly

    Patt Morrison Asks: The Possibilian, Kevin Kelly
    This is a Klein bottle, a kind of Mobius strip rendered in glass. The man holding it has a brain not unlike these confounding items, possessed of unusual twists and multidimensional turns that can be challenging for lesser mortals to get their own heads...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: The poet, W.S. Merwin

    An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...