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florida gators... never threatened!

If you ain't a Gator, you should be! Alligators (and endangered crocs) are important indicator species atop their food chains, with sensitivity to pollution and pesticides akin to humans. See ESA blawg. Gator blood could be our pharmaceutical future, too. See ESA musing.


Follow the truth.

"This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Roscoe, December 27, 1820.


Thanks, Kevin.

KEVIN S. PETTITT helped found this blawg. A D.C.-based IT consultant specializing in Lotus Notes & Domino, he also maintains Lotus Guru blog.

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ESA news emerging in Florida...

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While the Federal Circuit's recent decision on takings law and the Endangered Species Act may one day be recognized as a huge legal earthquake in California and the western U.S., see ESA blawg (Sept. 29, 2008), in Florida, tropical depressions with ESA-related hurricane potential have been sighted.  

For starters, the National Research Council's Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress (CISRERP) has released its new report: Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Second Biennial Review, 2008 . See story from, or order the document.  

And, on the eve of the three day Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission conference "Florida's Wildlife: On the Frontline of Climate Change," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its paper on Climate Change and Water.

Stay tuned...