Lena Hakim was given permission by Dr. Brian Miller (PhD professor at Highlands University located in Las Vegas, NM) to convert his class notes into an educational booklet about our modern environmental issues. Please share widely. Dr. Miller has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers on prairie dogs, and is considered one of the world’s leading restoration ecologists. He is New Mexico’s best kept secret! Enclosed is a copy of his notes, which I’ve renamed.Understanding today’s environmental issues are as paramount to our daily lives as food, shelter, and health.—The EARTH is now our only shareholder!“If we are to create a better world for the growing human population this century then we need to regulate our impacts on our life support-system, and deliberately create a more circular economy that relies – like the biosphere – on the recycling of materials powered by sustainable energy.” Dr. Lenton, Director of Global Systems Institute
Did that prairie dog just call you fat? Quite possibly. On The Current Friday, biologist Con Slobodchikoff described how he learned to understand what prairie dogs are saying to one another and discovered how eloquent they can be.
Slobodchikoff, a professor emeritus at North Arizona University, told Erica Johnson, guest host of The Current, that he started studying prairie dog language 30 years ago after scientists reported that other ground squirrels had different alarm calls to warn each other of flying predators such as hawks and eagles, versus predators on the ground, such as coyotes or badgers.