Tag: Geography

The bird mummies of Natron: Lake’s waters petrify animals that fall in

The Rift Valley’s Lake Natron is the chosen mating ground of the endangered lesser flamingo. The long-legged waterfowl may flourish, but to any other living creature, Lake Natron is hell on earth. The lake’s steeply alkaline waters are a graveyard for thousands of small birds. Wildlife photographer Nick Brandt used the corpses littering the Tanzanian…

Minnesota Democrat Jim Graves No Longer Running For Congress

Jim Graves says he is indefinitely suspending his campaign for Congress now that Michele Bachmann has announced she won’t seek re-election. “Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished,’” he told MinnPost. [Graves] says he…