I'm a SDSM&T graduate in geology/paleontology. I currently am working in the oil fields. Yes, oil fields. Please don't whine at me about how bad oil drilling is for the earth unless you stop driving a car, shut the power off from your house, and refuse to use plastic. All energy sources take their toll out on the earth, including wind farms (run off oil and coal when there is no wind), solar energy (use of rare metals that require mining and create toxic lakes), dams (restructures the areas environment destroying the original habitats of animals and trapping hundreds of fish a day),hydrogen fuel (current hydrogen production requires burning fossil fuels), and electric cars (guess where your electricity comes from?). Yes, diversifying energy sources is a good idea, but until we have an actual source that doesn't rely on a fossil fuel, this is what we have to make due with. America uses a ton of energy, and not just energy, plastics. Guess what all of your hospitals affordable disposable products are made of?
Okay, hopping off of the soap box now...
All of the taxidermy stuff on my site is done by Paul Faber. I just help him out in the shop when I'm off from work.