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Summers End

Originally posted on Hethersett Birdlife:
August presses towards September with its usual quiet birding as the post breeding birds moult and hide out of sight and generally lay quiet. The garden is often full of squeaky youngsters including great tits, coal tits, blue tits and long-tailed tits and are joined by the occasional young robin or blackbird. The skies seem…

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Saving cattle, lion lives in Kenya

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/IsGfAfmyfos This video says about itself: The Lion Chaser: The Invention That Changed Farming in Kenya | BBC Innovators | Earth Unplugged 22 August 2018 Richard Turere was just 11 when he came up with a way of stopping lions from killing his cows and goats. His Lion Lights became a global success and this young Masaai boy became an African superstar. But what happened when the spotlight disappeared? We returned to Kenya to find out what happened to the child prodigy.

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Local Knowledge Aids Scientific Understanding

Originally posted on La Paz Group:
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS In a perfect dovetail with yesterday’s nod to one science writer, today we nod to the contributions of ancestral ways in helping scientists better understand the life cycles of forests. Thanks to Richard Schiffman for this interview: Lessons Learned from Centuries of Indigenous Forest Management In an interview with Yale Environment 360, botanist…

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There’s not even an “Acting” Director of the Bureau of Land Management: Brian Steed is just “Exercising Authority of the Director”

Originally posted on Straight from the Horse's Heart:
The Bureau of Land Management doesn’t have a Director or an Acting Director.  Brian Steed is the Deputy Director, Policy & Programs, but he is “Exercising Authority of the Director.”  There are 8 “Acting” Directors under him. Source:  BLM DEPUTY DIRECTOR, POLICY & PROGRAMS    Brian Steed Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, Bureau of Land Management Exercising Authority of the Director Brian Steed is the BLM’s Deputy Director for Policy and Programs, exercising authority of the director. Before joining the BLM in October 2017, Steed served as Chief of Staff for Representative Chris Stewart of Utah. Before that, he taught economics at Utah State University and was once a deputy county attorney in Iron County, Utah. He is a native of Logan, Utah, and attended Utah State University, earning both a B.A. and M.A. in political science. He also earned his law degree at the University of Utah, with a Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law.  Steed then earned his doctorate in Public Policy from Indiana University in 2010. Read the full biography ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS    Richard Cardinale Acting Deputy Director, Operations Richard T. Cardinale is detailed to the position of Deputy Director – Operations, Bureau of Land Management since June 11, 2018.  Rich has been serving as the Director of Business Operations in the Office of the Chief Information Officer since December 1, 2017.   Read the full biography. ALASKA…

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