To weep crocodile tears is to pretend a sorrow that one does not in fact feel, but the term has nearly the opposite meaning to Roberta Thorpe.
There are two Chinas, one falling and one rising. At the Shanghai Zoo, both are on display. Pessimists will shake their heads at stultifying bureaucracy. Optimists are reassured by the unquantifiable, relentless energy of the people.
Werner Herzog is one filmmaker who defies the trailer, the reviewer and whatever formula you want to put on him. When I walk into a Herzog movie I ...
The beast was either dull in the skull or wanted to take a bite out of crime when it latched on to the squad car's front bumper and wouldn't let go, even after the officer put the car in reverse.
No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay Roundup of Vintage Clothing Finds. This eclectic mix of ...
It comes as a stunning surprise to most people living amid the sprawl of development that you can have the adventure of exploring the Everglades in your backyard.
Clyde Butcher is one of America's acclaimed environmental artists. Some people call him the Ansel Adams of the Everglades. But his technique is so lar...
With our new report, the Endangered Species Coalition and our member groups attempt to answer the question: To save endangered species from climate change, where do we begin?
Hendrik Coetzee's death by crocodile while attempting to make a first kayak descent down the upper reaches of the White Nile, it brought back memories of my own first descent in Africa, and how lucky I was to have survived.
On my Animal Oddities blog I often report on animals that show up in odd places. Here, for your pleasure, are my top ten "animals in odd places" stories.
In Costa Rica I got a real sense of what the planet may have been like before humans destructive behavior.
This week, we feature music by Iron & Wine, the Hotrats, Ike and Tina Turner, Foghat, Pegi Young, and more.
What puts this first year in perspective for me is that: Obama may not be smarter than all of us, but he sure is smarter by a long shot than McCain would have been. And that, for now, is enough for me.
Animals are very intelligent but, like humans, they get swept away from time to time by emotions and ignore logic.
Connecticut's Exotic Animal Amnesty Day received a total of 135 exotic and potentially dangerous pets within the course of only a few hours.
Lim Chhay, owner of a Siem Reap crocodile farm, is gearing up for his yearly harvest of hatchlings. His crocodiles will stop laying eggs as the rainy season hits, and after 80 to 90 days of incubation, he will welcome a new generation of baby reptiles