Elephants at Ease, and Not

I’ve seen elephants in my time: like many children, first in zoos, where I’d be amazed at their size and deflated by their small enclosures; in one of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s wretched parades; and… Read More

Watching Washoe

I was in Seattle when Washoe, the wild-caught chimpanzee from West Africa who’d been taught American Sign Language in the 1960s, passed away at age 42. What intrigued me was the media response. Washoe was accorded a long,… Read More

Global Warming Diet: Lose Weight, Help the Planet

U.S. Public health experts, including those at the Centers for Disese Control and Prevention (CDC), are looking at national statistics on obesity and other chronic diseases in light of climate change realities. And, they’re coming up with a… Read More