This Sunday is Father’s Day, which brings to mind one of Eight Forty-Eight’s favorite fathers, Tom Montgomery Fate. Fate is a writer and regular contributor to the show. He turns time spent in the woods – and the suburbs – into reflections on life, parenthood, birth and death.
Dormant for about 300 years, Japan's Shinmoedake is very awake now.The Associated Press says that the "revived Japanese volcano threw boulders for miles and broke windows 5 miles away in its biggest explosion yet" earlier today.
For those still wondering why thousands of birds died in Beebe, Ark., on New Year's Eve and thousands more fish washed up dead around the same time in a river to to the west near the Oklahoma border:— The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says "three laboratories' test results on red-winged blackbir
"A new species of giant crayfish [has] literally crawled out from under a rock in Tennessee, proving that large new species of animals can be found in highly populated and well-explored places," Reuters reports.Researchers Christopher Taylor and Guenter Schuster reveal the discovery in the latest
For those still anxious to know why thousands of birds died in Beebe, Ark., on New Year's Eve:They "probably died from crashing into buildings and other structures after becoming disoriented and panicked, possibly by fireworks, according to examinations of the birds conducted by veterinary patholo
"Cold-weather stress" is getting the early blame for killing an estimated 2 million fish in recent days in Maryland's section of the Chesapeake Bay, the Baltimore Sun says.This follows the reports about hundreds of thousands of fish dying in the Arkansas River near Ozark (experts suspect so