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Iguanas

There Are Guides, Then There's the Galápagos: Going Rogue on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Dante had the Roman poet Virgil to guide him through the nine circles of Hell in the Inferno part of his Divine Comedy, and the Florentine beauty Beat...

Back From the Brink to Back to the Brink: Species Conservation in a Complicated World

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

When you think of bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction, you might picture the California condor or the bald eagle. You probably don't think of the Jamaican iguana.

Godzilla vs. T. Rex: An Epic Showdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

Let the suspense consume you as you wonder who will win this battle. Will the great and mighty Godzilla (aka someone's pet iguana) outwit the stro...

Declining Iguana Population Signals Trouble in Paradise

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Tropical islands brim with wildlife: brightly feathered and boisterous birds, towering palm trees and, of course, scaly lizards. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, many lizards are disappearing before our eyes.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

Reptile on Main Street

Chris Johnson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Seeking a way to bridge a highly technical product -- OK Labs provides "open source defense-grade, virtualization software" for the mobile and automotive information systems -- with an accessible brand, they landed on the iguana.

Grand Cayman Blue Iguanas No Longer Listed As Critically Endangered

AP | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Blue iguanas on Grand Cayman island are no longer considered a critically endangered species. A de...

Jaguar Stalking In The Panama Jungle

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The jaguar, which must be a dominant male, is padding steadily towards us around a bend on the path.

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets

Bus 52 | Posted 09.09.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets was inspired by the effect a small rescue dog named Piper had on Michael's foster father, Daniel Chapman, who is a disabled Vietnam veteran with Agent Orange poisoning.

Puerto Rico To Kill Iguanas, Export Meat

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Iguanas of Puerto Rico: Your days are numbered. The island's government is announcing plans to kill as m...

Boy Eats Breakfast With Giant Iguana

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

Kix Cereal: kid-tested, iguana approved. This iguana seems to like Kix cereal almost enough to land a spot in their next TV ad. But don't worr...

Customs And Border Protection Confiscates Iguana Meat Near San Diego

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

The US Customs and Border Protection released a statement today announcing that its officers confiscated 159 pounds of smuggled iguana meat at the bo...

Entering Sloth Country: The Best of Ecotourism in Costa Rica (PHOTOS)

Clare Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Clare Richardson

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Keeping the "Fun" in Dysfunction: An Interview With the Creator of FoxTrot

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Lybarger

2010-12-08-cartoonfoxtrot.jpg FoxTrot's creator, Bill Amend, has consistently demonstrated that geekery is something to be celebrated, not ridiculed. How has he made the Fox clan squirm for over two decades?

Animals in Odd Places

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

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.

Are We Loving the Galápagos to Death?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Whenever I tell people that I was born in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador, they always say, "I didn't know there were any people on the Galápagos. I thought only strange animals lived there."

Frozen Iguanas, Compassion And Zen

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Realizing just how many creatures out there needed saving, I enlisted the aid of my young son.

Pythons, Alligators, Tortoises, Oh My! Connecticut Zoo Holds Exotic Pet Amnesty Day (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo along with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection hosted an exotic pet amnesty day on Saturday. The event ...

Orphan Iguana Stolen From Rescue Center

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa — An iguana named Ivana has been having a tough time of it in Des Moines. First she was abandoned in an apartment building, and...