Mekell Mikell’s Archive

Arctic drilling places endangered species like this Polar Bear in harm's way (photo: flickr/longhorndave)

When Irish Eyes are Smiling They May Belong to a Polar Bear

Leprechauns, clovers and polar bears may have more in common than you think. According to DNA research, the big white animals may be able to trace their ancestry back to …

The Great Escape: Panda Bear Edition

Panda bears are cute and cuddly. They’re also very clever. While a zookeeper is playing with one little bear, another one puts an escape plan into action. Take a look.

Polar Bears Keep Federal Protection

Global warming is threatening the survival of polar bears, and a U.S. District court judge agrees.  In his decision, he upheld their federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. As …

Calling for a SmarterSafer National Flood Insurance Program

As we begin to assess the damage from some of the most severe flooding since 1927, it is critical that Congress not miss this opportunity to substantially reform the NFIP …

Grin and Gummy Bear It: The Great American Backyard Campout

Camping is sweet, especially when there are gummy bears involved. These tasty critters are gearing up for the Great American Backyard Campout on June 25, 2011. So can you. The Campout …

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Whisky Raising Spirits and Renewables in Scotland

Whisky can help fuel your spirits and help fuel a country. Draff, by-products of used grains and pot ale from the whisky distillery process, will be used to generate electricity …

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Oh Carp! Flying Fish May Invade Great Lakes

A fish out of water is more than an expression along the Mississippi and Missouri river basins – it’s also a threat to people and wildlife. Asian carp are an …

A Hurricane By Any Name

Cindy and Philippe may not sound very scary, but a hurricane by any name is still just as dangerous. June marks the start of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season, and …

Great White Shark, Carcharodon Carcharias

Hard Rock Music Soothes the Savage Beast

Even sharks like to rock out from time to time. An Australian tour boat operator says great white sharks have a fondness for music as agressive as they are. The animals …

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Zombie Ants: It’s Time to Leaf

In case you didn’t know, May is Zombie Awareness Month, and brain-eating fiends are taking over print, broadcast and social media. Right now, the littlest of the living dead are …

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