Monsanto gets a bad rap, y'all. Sure they're genetically-altering food and people are in a huff about it. But let's play Devil's advocate here, shall we? Maybe genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) foods aren't so bad? Maybe the whole debate was started by other cor ... More >>
As many as 30 to 40 short-finned pilot whales have stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park. As many as ten have beached themselves, with four having already died, according to officials. The pod was first seen on Tuesday, about 30 miles from Flamingo in Monroe County.
Ever heard of the Nobel Prize? Those highly prestigious awards that are handed out to individuals who have made remarkable headway in cultural or scientific advances. You know, people who do something to improve declining conditions in the world. You've probably never heard about it before, but the ... More >>
Citizen activists pushing for a state law mandating the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods sold in Florida remain hopeful. And active. The legislator actually drafting a statute is still onboard. But she's also on the fence.See also:-Should Genetically Engineered Food Be Labeled? Big Foo ... More >>
We're not sure which phrase best describes the Max Planck Institute's response to our questions about its treatment of the hundreds of animals it holds captive and on whose nervous systems it experiments. Perhaps "Nothing to see here. Move along." Or "We ask the questions." We're not happy with eith ... More >>
Coral reefs have taken a beating in recent decades. Ask someone who dove off the Florida coast in the '70s and he'll tell you the reefs today are a shadow of what they once were.Overfishing, reckless coastal development, pollution, careless boaters, and human plundering have all had a p ... More >>
As if snakes large enough to swallow -- or at least try to swallow -- alligators in the Everglades aren't frightening enough, U.S. Geological Survey researchers delivered a bit of unsettling news this week about Burmese pythons. These massive beasts can't be held back by saltwater. The resea ... More >>
365beers.blogspot.comUntil I started writing about beer a couple years ago, the only reds I'd had were hyper-sweet lambics and Killian's from the '90's, the Coors-bought lager made red by caramelized, malted barley. I was underwhelmed by them until I sipped a gueuze.Though it's also a lambic, the ... More >>
Admittedly, I can't even suck on a ringlet of my own hair without convincing myself I'm developing a case of trichophagia. So when word came this week that scientists working at a university in Beijing were developing a method to create "large quantities of human-derived gelatin" for eh, human co ... More >>
Mike Licht (NotionsCapital.com) via Creative CommonsNothing is safe, nothing is sacred.
Gevinson's Jatropha: Profitable and entirely legal!Teri Gevinson thinks money grows on trees. That's why she's planted 9,500 jatropha trees in Delay Beach, on land where pepper and tomato farmers had long since packed up their hoes and gone home in disgust. The jatropha is the next big thing in a ... More >>
Opening play offers real interpersonal exploration.
Yo, Bat Mitzvah Sweetie
Cluster & Eno (Water)
Aging bands + offbeat venues = interesting concerts
Can a hardy little moth stop the fern that wants to eat the Everglades?
Origami at Morikami -- it's a natural
O'Hara's Jazz Café & Swing Street Bistro
Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)
All American Gator Products
The Jungle Queen Island
Secret Woods Nature Center
Massage Therapeutics Spa
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
Seven years ago Bill Wetzel got testicular cancer and became sterile. Luckily he had already made a deposit at the sperm bank.
Early hours, flashers, and backaches: It's all part of the job for Broward County's turtle protectors
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center
January 29 - February 4, 1998