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Isabella Rossellini Dances the Sex Life of Calamari at Café Mouffe

If you’re striving for that nerdy, campy “adult” costume for Halloween, look no further than Isabella Rossellini’s simple garb in Green Porno, her series of anatomically correct nature films on the Sundance Channel. You could be a sexy spider or praying mantis. Rossellini discussed the project last month on WBUR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Continue reading






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Let’s Lift A Toast To The Burning River

If Great Blue Herons are part of your quality of life, please join me in lifting a toast to the Cuyahoga River. When the river caught on fire in Cleveland 40 years ago today, it became a tipping point in … Continue reading






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Global Warming and the Future of Isle Royale

A bull moose wades in the water at Isle Royale National Park. [Photo by Jim Scurlock,  a winner in Lake Superior Magazine’s 1998 photo contest] You don’t have to look for polar bears in Greenland to find the impact of … Continue reading






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Resurrecting a Date Palm from Ancient Seed

While I’m waiting for kale to sprout in my garden, wondering impatiently whether it was penny-foolish to plant seed from a three-year-old packet, I take heart in this news story from ScienceNOW, written by Emma Gatti (12 June 2008): Scientists … Continue reading






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Forests in Flux

In the 13 June 2008 issue, Science examines the future of the world’s forests against a backdrop of climate change and intensifying human activity. In Science, News reports take a look at how humans have reshaped wooded landscapes across the … Continue reading






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