Why I’m not surprised that Justin Trudeau wore blackface — NBC News Top Stories

People can do racist things but believe they’re not racist in part from conditioning that says burning crosses and lynchings are racist but little else is.

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Registration Now Open for San Joaquin County Sandhill Crane Tours — CDFW News

Each September, more than 10,000 sandhill cranes descend upon the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta where they spend five months roosting and foraging in a protected wetlands area just west of Lodi. During their stay at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve and surrounding areas, the birds captivate onlookers with expressive song and unique social behavior, including a “dance” […]

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Bay Area Conservation Group Kicks Off Effort to Buy World’s Largest Remaining Private Giant Sequoia Forest — KTLA

A San Francisco conservation group has kicked off a public fundraising campaign to buy and protect the world’s largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia forest. It just needs $15 million. Save the Redwoods League announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to purchase the 530-acre property, known as Alder Creek, from the current owners…

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Feds Finalize Plan to Open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling — KTLA

The Trump administration announced Thursday its final plan to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, giving the petroleum industry access to the pristine wildland for the first time. The plan would allow oil leasing on 1.56 million acres of the 19-million-acre refuge. The proposal — which would open the entire coastal plain…

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A calf, a sheepfold and a waterfall — Down by the Dougie

….. and the site of an iron age settlement. Last Saturday I decided to make the most of a fine day and get out for a walk. As usual, the hard decision was where to go. This time I decided I’d drive up to Sedburgh and head out for a walk in the Howgill Fells. […]

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‘It Is Our Very Governments Who Are Killing the Earth.’ A Brazilian Indigenous Leader Speaks Out On Deforestation in the Amazon — TIME

As TIME reported in its recent special climate issue, the fires from the Amazon seen across the skies of Brazil in August “helped illuminate something the world can no longer ignore.” On the front lines of the fight to protect the land is 46-year-old Benki Pyãnko, who has experienced these significant — and devastating—changes to…

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Black-crowned Night Heron (Juvenile) — A Wading Bird In The Desert? — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Yesterday morning, my friend Ned Harris and I took a drive into the farmlands northwest of Tucson. It was a brilliantly sunny day and bone dry. Clouds of dust blew off the roads and the adjacent fields, […]

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Rosita Canora/Rosy Thrush-Tanager/Rhodinocichla rosea — Birds Colombia: 905 especies hoy #UnAvePorDía

Nombre en español: Rosita Canora Nombre en ingles: Rosy Thrush-Tanager Nombre científico: Rhodinocichla rosea Familia: Thraupidae Foto: Luis Urueña/Rodrigo Gaviria/Jeison Sanabria/Chris Bell Canto: Peter Boesman La tangara rosada​ (Rhodinocichla rosea), es una especie de ave paseriforme, la única del género Rhodinocichla y de la familia Rhodinocichlidae, anteriormente situada en Thraupidae.​ Se distribuye en dos grupos de poblaciones separados: uno en el noroeste de México y otro desde Costa Rica hasta […]

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