Put that chocolate down, hold the wine and roses, and take yourself back to the dark side of Valentine's Day. You remember, that day your sophomore year in high school that began with the discovery of a new 18-megawatt zit and ended in tragedy when [insert teen proto-love interest here] said they wouldn't go out with you if you were the last person on the planet. I know, this harsh remembrance is not exactly sanctioned by the good folks at Hallmark or FTD, but do it anyway. Do it for the whooping cranes. With barely 200 living in the wild …
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Erik Ness writes about science and the environment from Madison,
Wis. Among the publications he's written for are Discover,
Preservation, Backpacker, Frontiers in Ecology and Environment, MAMM,
Wisconsin Trails, Milwaukee Magazine, and The Progressive.