Jake Leo Evancho

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New Species of Giant Air-Breathing Fish: Freshwater Species of the Week

Wildlife<p>These three fish in an aquarium in the Ukraine actually belong to a newly identified species of arapaima, a giant, air-breathing dweller of the Amazon. Photo: George Chernilevsky, Wikimedia Commons<p>Water Currents previously reported on Donald Stewart‘s ongoing efforts to reclassify a giant …

5 Sky Events This Week: Partial Lunar Eclipse, Halley’s Shooting Stars

<b>Mars and Regulus.</b> Looking high east at dawn on Wednesday, October 16, check out Mars as it pairs up with Regulus, the lead star of the constellation Leo the lion. The contrast in color between the orange-hued planet and the sparkling white, 79-light-year distant star is particularly striking with …

Why Leaves Change Color

Charles Rennie Mackintosh observed that, “Art is the flower, Life is the Green Leaf,” but I would very humbly add that after the green leaf dies, all those red, orange, and yellow leaves become nature’s most magnificent work of art.<p>For the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed autumn’s splendor, from the …

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July 2012

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July 2012

Exploring Fisheating Creek

Earlier in October, I had a chance to be part of the first group to stand-up paddle the length of Fisheating Creek – a remote and wild tributary to Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. It was a joint effort between the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition and Justin Riney’s Expedition Florida 500, …