California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The governor must now decide whether to veto the bill and raise the ire of California environmentalists, who will surely accuse him of sidling…

via California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

Trump Administration is moving 49 BLM staffers to Reno. Nevada lawmakers don’t know why — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by James DeHaven, Reno Gazette Journal Lawmakers feel White House left them out of the loop Is it a reorganization or a dismantling? That’s the question increasingly puzzling western congressional delegates as President Donald Trump pushes ahead with an extensive shakeup at the Bureau of Land Management. The administration’s plan, first debuted in July, would […]

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Weather Radar Picks up Swarms of Dragonflies in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania — KTLA

The folks watching the weather radar in Ohio this week spotted something that wasn’t in the forecast — swarming dragonflies. The National Weather Service’s Cleveland Office tweeted radar images on Tuesday that showed the hordes of small creatures. It looked like pulsating storm clouds over Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania, but the office said it wasn’t…

via Weather Radar Picks up Swarms of Dragonflies in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania — KTLA

A Sleepy Giant Seal Helped Foil an International Drug Smuggling Operation in Australia — TIME

Australian police have thwarted a billion-dollar international drug smuggling operation — reportedly with the help of a giant seal. An international investigation into the drug gang reached its climax last week after an abandoned yacht was found on the shoreline of Stick Island, off the coast of Western Australia, sparking a search for its occupants.…

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Wild horses need our voices; Cloud call to action — Tuesday’s Horse

URGENT CALL TO ACTION Please join The Cloud Foundation with us. Call your U.S. Senators using the following script. If no one answers, please leave a voicemail. Script: 1. Hello, my name is ____________ and I live in _______________. My phone # is ______________. (Give all that info upfront for simplicity) 2. I am asking […]

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Orphaned Sea Otter Pup That Was Rescued in Alaska Now Getting Care at SeaWorld San Diego — KTLA

An orphaned northern sea otter pup rescued from Alaska last month has been taken to Southern California for treatment at SeaWorld San Diego, park officials said Wednesday. Cinder, now 5 weeks old, was stranded against rocks near Homer, Alaska, when she was discovered on Aug. 18, according to a SeaWorld news release. At the time,…

via Orphaned Sea Otter Pup That Was Rescued in Alaska Now Getting Care at SeaWorld San Diego — KTLA

Action Alert: Contact Congress Now to Save Our Wild Horses and Burros — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Carol Walker and published on Wild Hoofbeats The time for you to take action and help is right now, on #WildHorseWeek. by Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation The disastrous proposal, called “The Path Forward” which is being pushed by the National Cattleman’s Association, Humane Society of United States, American […]

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Very superstitious – nature and folklore in the spotlight — Scotland’s Nature

Explore Scotland’s natural environment and you will soon discover that it is packed full of folklore and superstition. Down through the years a close connection with nature led people to interpret its signs and symbols in many weird and wonderful ways. This Friday the 13th we take a look at a few of the best known tales. Lucky […]

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