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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
flickr.com/photos/coturnixBzzzzzzzzz 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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?
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That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
Criticism sprouts over the new attraction for kids at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Week of March 23, 2006
St. Louis is way behind the recycling curve. Don't expect that to change.
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Nearly 900 botanists are working to chronicle our biological heritage. And boy are they a wacky bunch.
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?
What could make the City Museum even better? Fifteen thousand sea creatures!
Elephant funerals and turtle necropsies: It's all in a day's work for the Saint Louis Zoo's Dr. Mary Duncan
Missouri gives cement giant Holcim a permit to pollute
Harvest, 1059 Big Bend Boulevard, 314-645-3522
For fun in any language
Denny Dennis Sporting Goods
Beneath the skin of FURRY
Jugglers throw up for sport
Board of a sanctuary for lions, cougars and tigers takes a walk because the owners let the animals breed
A traveling exhibit now at the Missouri Botanical Garden details the grim plight of the world's amphibians
Life on a String (Nonesuch)
Suzy the Chimp is dead, her teenage killer faces charges and there's bad blood all around
Reptiles and amphibians have a friend in "Outback Ed" Kiernan
Peripatetic nature photographer Art Wolfe sets his gear down for a lecture at the St. Louis Zoo
The Insectarium's keepers are mad about their charges
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.
From the top of Mount Milam to the depths of the Pit with the people who take out St. Louis' garbage
Heeding the call of the wild at Fio's La Fourchette
Two Pecan Tree Pond
A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.
Flora, star of a popular local circus, may be on her way to her old stomping ground
A wild time was had by all at Fio's La Fourchette
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
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.