Kevin Coyle’s Archive

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Adaptations To The Max — Wildlife At The Extremes of Altitude, Cold, Heat and Depth

We have learned many things over the years about how animals adapt to their surroundings. These range from the long snout of an anteater, the double eyelid of a water …

8 Wild Creatures That Use Tools in Extraordinary Ways

There are many descriptions of clever wild animals that use “tools” such as sticks or stones to secure food or to achieve some other purpose. Many of us have, for …

Wildlife Week – Eight Ways You Can Personally Become a Wildlife Saver

It is National Wildlife Week March 19-25! Not sure what you can do?  The National Wildlife Federation has an amazing set of programs and tools designed to help any and …

Bedfellows: An Unexpected Alliance That Keeps U.S. Children In The Dark on Climate Change

There are few things the extreme right wing, the Congress and the White House would agree on these days but one of them seems to be scaling back or eliminating …

From the Heartland: An Inside Look at the Extreme Right’s War on K-12 Climate and Environmental Education

America’s extreme right has been attacking climate change and environmental education in schools for decades using a variety of tactics aimed at keeping it from becoming core  knowledge our children …

Squirrel Appreciation Day: 10 Amazing Things to Truly Appreciate

Today is National Squirrel Appreciation Daywhich gives us a good opportunity to reflect on all things wondrous about the furry little critters. 1. Worldwide there are nearly 300 species of …

Twelve Unusual and Fascinating Facts About Wild Turkeys

This Thanksgiving holiday many of us will join with family and friends for a big meal and, for 50 million households, that will also mean having some roasted turkey.  Most …

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: …

Remembering September 11th Through The Eyes of Nature

I remember how difficult it was, in those first days after September 11, 2001, to regain a sense of balance.  There was something in the unbridled horror of the Trade …

American Jobs Act Would Offer Greening Opportunities To A Third of U.S. Schools

When President Obama presented the American Jobs Act proposal to the nation this week, he specifically proposed that some of the jobs be created by updating and refurbishing 35,000 schools …

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