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Chris Clarke

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Name: Chris Clarke
Date registered: 29 September 2011
URL: http://coyot.es/crossing/

Latest posts

  1. On using suicide as a rhetorical strategy — 1 August 2013
  2. Lazy writer is lazy — 21 July 2013
  3. We told you! You didn’t believe us but we told you! — 20 July 2013
  4. Deadly woo purveyor out of prison — 15 July 2013
  5. Sing it, Carl — 13 July 2013

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Jun 21 2013

Crypsis through disruptive coloration

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This is pretty nifty. I’ve found and lost the snake twice already. Trust me though: it’s there, as plain as day, not obscured in any fashion. Via the Cowboy Team Roping Facebook page.

Jun 20 2013

Flying over the Bakken

Ecoflight is a non-profit that uses light planes in the service of wildlands conservation. (I got on their mailing list a couple years ago after I took one of their flights over the California desert with pilot Bruce Gordon.) Today’s offering from EcoFlight’s mailing list included a link to this video of oil drilling in …

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Jun 19 2013

Go frack this poll

The Ventura County Star has a poll up on hydraulic fracturing in California: How concerned are you about fracking (hydraulic fracturing) in California? I have little or no concern about it. I’m concerned about its effects on water and the environment. I’m concerned about a possible link to earthquakes. I’m concerned that overregulation of it …

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Jun 07 2013

Diversity building at Coyot.es Network

I’ve been in work and personal overload lately, and I apologize for not annoying people here nearly as frequently as I’d like. The work overload, at least, will likely lift soon. In the meantime, I wanted to pass something along about an opportunity for biodiversity-oriented bloggers. It’s below the fold. For you non-fold-looking-under Hordelings, here …

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May 25 2013

Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, you’ve got some explaining to do.

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23 years ago yesterday, as my friends Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were driving through Oakland, California on their way to appear at a Santa Cruz rally against clearcutting California’s remaining old-growth redwoods, a bomb exploded beneath the driver’s seat. Judi was in that drivers’ seat and nearly died of her wounds. She lived in …

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May 23 2013

Help This Desert Kit Fox Study Get Moving

This Indiegogo science campaign is wonderful. Desert kit foxes are in trouble. They’re shy, they’re faced with competition even when things are good from other carnivores such as coyotes, and they’re increasingly being displaced by human industry. One recent distressing example of that last: builders of the Genesis Solar Project were trying to evict a …

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May 07 2013

Did a bat land on you at the Kelso Depot in the Mojave Desert?

Boosting signal on this, because it’s potentially very urgent and the person at risk could be anywhere in the world at this point. A week ago, on April 30, a visitor to the Kelso Depot in the Mojave National Preserve had a bat land on his neck. The bat — a Myotis lucifugus a.k.a. little …

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May 05 2013

Confession time: dental hygiene edition

In comments on PZ’s “divorce” post, Antiochus Epiphanes sez: Skepticism™ the movement and skepticism, the practice of thinking critically, shouldn’t be conflated. The latter is no great intellectual achievement and should be in the skill set of grade schoolers. That it isn’t may be the motivation of the former, but we shouldn’t expect any intellectual …

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Apr 27 2013

Fortunately for Matt Yglesias, Lindsay Beyerstein only leaves him in a metaphorical smoking crater.

A couple of commenters here have persisted in defending Matthew Yglesias’ odious bleat that life is cheaper in Bangladesh because it ought to be because reasons, and that any anger we Westerners might feel about the horrendous loss of life in the recent factory collapse ought more helpfully be directed to buying clothes made in …

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Apr 24 2013

It’s Matthew Yglesias’ world: we just get blown up in it.

I haven’t had much use for The Lizard of K Street since he posted this sociopathic little gem in 2004: Did the president really gut the Endangered Species Act yesterday while no one was paying attention? So I’ve heard, at any rate. If so, good riddance. You’ll all yell at me, I suppose, but really: …

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