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The OKC zoo and The Nature Conservancy are working together to preserve Oklahoma habitats and wildlife, including butterflies. | Photo Bill Adams / The Nature Conservancy / provided

OKC Zoo and Nature Conservancy create research partnership

OKC Zoo and Nature Conservancy create research partnership

Current studies are researching fires, surveying mammals and monitoring amphibians for diseases.

Don’t believe the rhetoric

As we draw near to a decision on a presidential permit to build the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the rhetoric by our opponents trying to make the project a referendum on oil sands development is becoming more shrill and even less factual. These activists would have you believe that a Keystone XL approval means game

No time for pipeline

A major concern is the huge contribution tar sands oil is projected to make to global warming and climate change. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that the primary cause of atmospheric warming is the rising level of greenhouse gases, including CO2 methane and others. NASA’s leading climate scientist, Dr. James Hansen, has called the

No more stalling the Keystone XL

After almost 1,700 days, the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline remains in regulatory purgatory. Those of us who believe it will bring jobs and an economic boost have a new poster child: Cash Western Store. Mr. Berry echoed those sentiments when I visited his store a few weeks ago. The proposed pipeline, which

OKC, get serious about water conservation

However, one resource is running out. And once it does, the very future of our city is at risk. Water is Oklahoma’s greatest resource. Without it, Oklahoma’s very way of life is threatened. Few Oklahomans alive today can remember what life was like for the Okies during the Dirty ’30s. Our only frames of reference

Nature Calls

Heading it is comedian Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), here doing a variation of his ever-reliable, ever-lovable teddy-bear character as Randy. A second-generation Scoutmaster of the Boy Scouts of America, he has inherited his father’s once-vibrant Troop 5516. Today, however, in an Xbox age, enjoying the great outdoors holds no appeal to most kids. As one

Wildlife strife

The adamant opposition from Friends of Martin Park Nature Center stems from a proposal by nonprofit group Wilderness Matters, Inc., which seeks to add two new handicapped-accessible trails, a treehouse, a boardwalk across the lake and a sensory garden. The projects would require a large amount of construction and could destroy trees, rare plants and

Oklahoma’s animal house

His response was lovely and instant: “I will be happy to pick up Dr. Rollin at the airport.” Bernard Rollin, Ph.D., is a serious animal ethicist from Colorado State University’s philosophy department. Cattle ranchers and animal-rights activists alike consider him a friend. The Kirkpatrick Foundation debuted its ambitious new animal initiative — to make Oklahoma

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