Nature and the Environment

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Endangered Wolf Center Reopens for the Season with Wine and Cheese Howl Tonight Among Other Summer Events

    At one point, only five Mexican gray wolves and fourteen red wolves existed in the wild, says Steve Parker, director of operations at the nonprofit Endangered Wolf Center (6750 Tyson Valley Road; Eureka). Now, thanks to managed breeding and care facilities, those numbers have risen to 75 and 100 wol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Is Congresswoman Ann Wagner A Climate-Change Denier? Warns Of "Unsound Science"

    Is Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner a climate change denier? Organizing for Action-Missouri, the nonprofit offshoot of Barack Obama's reelection campaign, is staging a protest today to pressure Wagner to acknowledge that climate change is real. Why Wagner? The group says that the Missouri Republi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    St. Louis to Get Hotter, Wetter, NRDC Report Says

    Floods, like the one that took acres of farmland along the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers this spring, will become even more common, the NRDC warns.​A new report from the National Resources Defense Council predicts all sorts of holy hell triggered by climate change, and St. Louis is ... More >>

  • Film

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Why There Are No Cicadas In Your Backyard

    Image viaWhy aren't they at your house? It's not you, it's them. Well, it's also you. ​STL has gone cuh-razy for cicadas, now that the 13-year periodical brood has come out in force. But this big ol' cicada party ain't raging everywhere -- only in certain pockets. What gives? It's actually a quest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Cicadageddon Is Officially Underway Run for your lives!!! Becuase there are cicadas. ​HOLY EFFING SH$T WE GOTS CICADAS! Every thirteen years, they emerge to buzz out their 120-decibel love songs, and this year is gonna be off the chain, according to various news sources: The Associated Press said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Let's Get Lit: City Offers Free Light Bulbs as Ameren Gets Sued

    ​This just in from City Hall: On Jan. 17, 6,000 lucky St. Louisans will be the recipients of brand new eco-friendly light bulbs. Mayor Slay is scheduled to appear at a press conference this afternoon to announce a new initiative touting energy consumption, co-sponsored by Ameren Missouri. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Wash U. Students Want University to Come Clean on Coal Research

    Image viaBy contrast, coal accounts for more than 80 percent of Missouri's energy. ​For many environmentalists, the phrase "clean coal" is a contradiction in terms on par with military intelligence and jumbo shrimp. But to the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washi ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Bookplates: The Whale Warriors

    Bookplate reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. The Whale Warriors by Peter Heller isn't, technically, a book about food, but it's a book anyone concerned about the sustainability of what we eat should read. Its subject is the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an organization founded and ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2007


    See all those little suckers? Did you know that they're an invasive species and a linchpin of modern agriculture? That they're dying off by the million and no one's sure why?

  • Dining

    April 18, 2007
  • Calendar

    March 21, 2007
  • Dining

    January 10, 2007

    Roland Smoked Sliced Octopus

    DiGregorio Market
    5200 Daggett Avenue

  • Film

    November 15, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.

  • News

    April 26, 2006

    Garden of Good and Evil

    Criticism sprouts over the new attraction for kids at the Missouri Botanical Garden

  • News

    March 22, 2006

    Letters Column

    Week of March 23, 2006

  • News

    February 22, 2006

    Trash Talk

    St. Louis is way behind the recycling curve. Don't expect that to change.

  • Film

    July 6, 2005

    Miracle on Ice

    The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better

  • Film

    May 25, 2005

    Animal Crackers

    In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam

  • News

    January 26, 2005

    Flower Power

    Nearly 900 botanists are working to chronicle our biological heritage. And boy are they a wacky bunch.

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Save the Amshack

    We lament the impending doom of our beloved train-trailer, talk to a guy with some great squirrel recipes and go to jail. Plus: Can taking Communion give you the flu?

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Zoo Animal

    Giant anteater

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2004

    Jump the Shark

    What could make the City Museum even better? Fifteen thousand sea creatures!

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2004

    Gopher Guts

    Elephant funerals and turtle necropsies: It's all in a day's work for the Saint Louis Zoo's Dr. Mary Duncan

  • News

    February 4, 2004

    Go Blow

    Missouri gives cement giant Holcim a permit to pollute

  • Dining

    December 10, 2003

    Nocello, Neat

    Harvest, 1059 Big Bend Boulevard, 314-645-3522

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2003

    Bring the Folks

    For fun in any language

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Gun Shop

    Denny Dennis Sporting Goods

  • Calendar

    September 24, 2003

    Muskrat Love

    Beneath the skin of FURRY

  • Calendar

    August 6, 2003

    It's a Toss-Up

    Jugglers throw up for sport

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • News

    September 11, 2002

    Wildcat Strike

    Board of a sanctuary for lions, cougars and tigers takes a walk because the owners let the animals breed

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2001

    Not Easy Bein' Green

    A traveling exhibit now at the Missouri Botanical Garden details the grim plight of the world's amphibians

  • Music

    October 17, 2001

    Laurie Anderson

    Life on a String (Nonesuch)

  • News

    June 27, 2001

    Going Ape

    Suzy the Chimp is dead, her teenage killer faces charges and there's bad blood all around

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2001

    Touch My Toads

    Reptiles and amphibians have a friend in "Outback Ed" Kiernan

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2001

    Eagle Eye

    Peripatetic nature photographer Art Wolfe sets his gear down for a lecture at the St. Louis Zoo

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    Life in the Bughouse

    The Insectarium's keepers are mad about their charges

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    Cementing a Deal

    A giant quarry and the world's largest cement kiln are being welcomed by Ste. Genevieve County. But the operation may leave St. Louis gasping for air.

  • News

    December 20, 2000

    Trash Talk

    From the top of Mount Milam to the depths of the Pit with the people who take out St. Louis' garbage

  • Dining

    November 1, 2000

    Side Dish

    Heeding the call of the wild at Fio's La Fourchette

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best Riverfront Attraction

    Two Pecan Tree Pond

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Getting Burned

    A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.

  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Flora's Place

    Flora, star of a popular local circus, may be on her way to her old stomping ground

  • Dining

    November 24, 1999


    A wild time was had by all at Fio's La Fourchette

  • News

    March 3, 1999

    Clearing the Air

    Challenged by pro-business groups more interested in profit than in clean air, attorney Lewis C. Green fights to make the government enforce its own air-quality standards

  • News

    January 13, 1999

    Pigeons Droppings

    Pigeons navigate better than any pilot, they're more sociable than any debutante, they've adapted to the urban landscape better than any human. But they poop. So we're poisoning them.

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