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Stories written by Cyan James

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Animal kingdom: A quiet winter's day at the Detroit Zoo

By Cyan James

Published: 1/9/2008

Types: Arts, Photography

On a bright day at the Detroit Metropolitan Zoo, only a handful of people wander over the quiet paths and peer into the snow-tufted enclosures where lions lounge and camels chew their feed. The zoo feels quainter in the winter than it does in summer, when loud families crowd the space. No stands di...[MORE]

Cells of urban sweetness: Exhausted from overwork on commercial farms, thanks to a few folks, bees are on the job in Detroit

By Cyan James

Published: 9/12/2007

Types: Culture, Health & science

A gauzy cloud of softly buzzing bees enfolds me as I stand in an abandoned lot in downtown Detroit. A tall man in a white suit like an astronaut's saunters through the tall weeds, carrying a device similar to a silver teapot with grass protruding from its spout. The "teapot" emits a trickle of ...[MORE]