I had read the reports and seen the PowerPoints. And now I have seen the faces. The faces of the on-the-ground experts as they rush into the vast woodlands of the Niassa National Reserve with intelligence on criminals who have slaughtered an elephant with an AK-47. The faces are fearless.
It has microbreweries, artists, a cowboy hat-fixing genius, solar-powered lofts, and huge summer street events, along with homeless people, addicts, and the occasional break-in or fatal stabbing in an alley.
It's hard to drive past The Smith Mansion on the Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway and not wonder what the hell it is. It looks like the work of a madman-- each story of the 75 foot structure is precariously stacked, held up by what seem like impossibly unstable 2x4s nailed together by hand.
As the sun heads higher into the sky each passing day and daylight stretches into the evening hours, it's time to heed David Byrne's (Talking Heads) seminal call to action - "Take me to the river... drop me in the water."
As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America?
The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?
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A year after the launch of its cap-and-trade program, California formally linked its emissions trading scheme with Quebec's -- enabling carbon allowances and offset credits to be exchanged between participants in the two jurisdictions.
Once before, a dog looked at me like that in mid-autumn, a wild dog, a wolf out West that had been caught in a farmer's trap set for coyotes. He had spent his November in lonely exodus from all that he had known in order to start over.
As America's first national park, Yellowstone still inspires awe whether it's in the form of bottomless hot springs, exploding geysers or its endless starry nightscapes. Escape for a few moments and enjoy the rugged beauty that is Yellowstone.
What is perhaps most disquieting about the photograph is the vigilante feel that echoes a lynch mob -- dehumanize, vilify, and murder. Wolves are now reviled and persecuted in a land where they once roamed wild and free prior to European colonization.