Stories tagged Obama inaugural

Jan
31
2010

Alien, immigrant, visitor...: Whatever you want to call them, jaguars are not native to the US.
Alien, immigrant, visitor...: Whatever you want to call them, jaguars are not native to the US.Courtesy Joachim S. Mueller

I’m not sure where to put this one. On the one hand, we’ve had a long discussion on the dangers of introducing non-native species into America’s wild habitats. That was about cheetahs; this is about jaguars; but the idea (a bad one) remains the same.

OTOH, Bryan wants us to keep track of scientific decisions made by the administration, to make sure they hold to the pledge made in Obama’s inaugural address to base scientific decisions on scientific observation and data. This story could certainly go there as well.

Since I can’t make up my mind, I may as well start a new thread:

US Fish and Wildlife Service ignores scientists, takes initial steps toward introducing non-native jaguars into US.

I admit I was flying in the stratosphere yesterday as our new president was being sworn in. Here's a link to a satellite photo taken of the Washington, D.C., mall just under an hour before our 44th president was sworn in. You can zoom in and cruise around the photo, but I don't think you'll see Barack anywhere. One trivia bit: clean-up crews today are removing 130 tons of garbage from the mall area.