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A new study finds that the rate of extinction will accelerate for every 1-degree rise in temperature, potentially wiping out 1 in 6 species.
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It’s almost barbeque season, which means that for many of us it’s just about time to break out the mesquite. But mesquite isn’t all that popular when ...
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Hey folks, it's time for my regular Monday morning linkfest of my articles from the previous week. This time around there's not all that much to read. Only two of my bylines appeared this week, along with one fun little extra...
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Two new studies once again link neonicotinoids to declines in bee populations.
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Online classifieds become a new front in the fight to stop illegal ivory sales.
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Is there any hope of saving the Bornean rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis harrissoni) from extinction? Sadly, the chances of that happening seem to grow slimmer and slimmer. ...
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Have decades of protection allowed the endangered humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) to recover? That’s the question asked this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...
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Listen to my latest appearance on the Green Divas Radio Show:
Read about what animals are on the brink of extinction, why animals go extinct, and what we can do to help save even more animals from going extinct.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Staying in a casino wasn't our first intention, but we loved the night we spent here. The room was clean, large and comfortable. Guests get a few free bucks to play the slots, so that was fun, too. The dinner downstairs was delicious. There was no breakfast, or anything really in walking distance, but we found coffee in a nearby gas station. The one downside was their pet area -- just a gravel-filled alley behind the hotel. Deadwood itself is gorgeous and we look forward to returning.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
If you're looking for a hotel in the middle of nowhere with cramped, poorly designed rooms, you've come to the right place.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
What a disappointment. AAA gives this hotel three diamonds; we thought it barely deserved two. The tree-lined mountain setting can't be beat, but the hotel itself is run-down and our room stank. On the plus side, the attached diner provided a great, affordable meal of comfort food.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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This hotel sits by itself, practically in the middle of nowhere, but it's on nicely maintained grounds and the rooms are clean and well-designed. The attached pub has a limited menu, but what we tried sure tasted good after a long day on the road. It's a busy hotel with lots of noise, but we slept well and enjoyed our stay.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
What a pleasant surprise. AAA only ranked this a two-diamond hotel, but we really enjoyed our stay here. It's a bit older (and doesn't look like much from the outside), but the interior is well-maintained and sparklingly clean. The staff (I'm pretty sure it was the owner behind the desk) was friendly and extremely helpful. The one downside was that the pet area wasn't as well-maintained. A great stay at a budget price.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
What a delightful hotel. It may seem like it's off the beaten path, but this is worth seeking out if you're in the area. The interior is beautiful, the rooms are nice, and the staff are as friendly as can be. The restaurant is quite expensive, but there are numerous other options within walking distance. We enjoyed our stay here.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago