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15 minutes of the beauty of Grand Staircase-Escalante

    Preview YouTube video Artist in Residence: Grand Staircase-Escalante National MonumentArtist in Residence: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument   Sadly, this Monument has now been cut into three small monuments, totaling only half its former size, and opening one million acres of once-protected lands to mining, fracking, and other industrialization. A court case has been filed to re-instate the Monument. […]

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How many more should we kill? – A wider view.

By Sharon St Joan Caution: Some content may be disturbing. The comment period for the draft Predator Damage Management in Utah 2018 ends today, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. This draft covers Wildlife Services’ 2018 plan for killing predators in order to prevent damage caused by wildlife.  To read it and send a comment, please go to  https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2018-0028 Here is the […]

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Climate Change Indicated in Forced Migration of 1.7 Million from Mekong Delta

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
Global sea level rise caused by fossil fuel burning is an issue that is creating worsening impacts to cities, nations, and civilization itself. And according to recent reports out of Vietnam, 1.7 million people have migrated from the low-lying Mekong Delta region over the past decade. Primary causes included climate change and poverty. (Sea level rise…

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Pope warns oil executives: Climate change may ‘destroy civilization’

Originally posted on Exposing the Big Game:
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/391470-pope-warns-oil-executives-climate-change-may-destroy-civilization BY AVERY ANAPOL – 06/09/18   © Getty Images Pope Francis on Saturday issued a dire warning to top oil executives, saying that climate change could “destroy civilization.” At a two-day conference at the Vatican, the pope called climate change a challenge of “epochal proportions,” according to Reuters. He also said that the world must move toward using clean energy and a reduction in the use of fossil fuels. “Civilization requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization,” Francis said. The conference, organized by the University of Notre Dame in the United States, brought together executives from asset manager BlackRock, BP and Norwegian oil and energy company Equinor, among others. The event was prompted by Francis’s 2015 papal encyclical blaming humans for climate change and criticizing world leaders for not acting swiftly enough to address it. The conference comes a little less than a year after President Trumppulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. Trump has referred to global warming as a “hoax” and drawn criticism from the scientific community for stacking his administration with officials who deny the human role in climate change. During a meeting with Trump, the pope gave him a copy of the encyclical. The pope told the group Saturday that global issues like poverty are “interconnected” to concerns about global warming and access to electricity. “We know that the challenges facing us are interconnected,” he said, according to Reuters. “If we are to eliminate…

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Why Do Turtles Have Shells?

Originally posted on Natural History Wanderings:
ScienceDaily reports Scientists have discovered the real reason turtles have shells. While many thought turtle shells were for protection, new findings show that the shells were actually for digging underground to escape the harsh South African environment where these early proto turtles lived. Read article at Real reason turtles have shells: Burrowing tool: Dr. Tyler Lyson co-authors paper about turtle shells as a burrowing tool, not for protection as previously thought — ScienceDaily

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Urgent: House Appropriations to Vote on BLM Anti-Wild Equine Budget this Wednesday

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:
Call to action: The House Appropriations Committee has scheduled its “mark up” on the spending bill for the Interior Department, including the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, this Wednesday, June 6 starting at 10 am Eastern.     by Carol Walker of Wild Horse Freedom Federation We just learned that Rep. Chris…

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