Migrating Arctic Geese Are Confused, Exhausted By Rising Temperatures — News : NPR

Warmer weather means that barnacle geese fly faster to their breeding grounds, leaving them too tired to lay eggs right away. By the time they’re ready, the babies have missed the best food.(Image credit: Thomas Lameris/NIOO-KNAW)

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The Trump Administration Proposes Limiting Protections for Threatened Species — TIME

(DENVER) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the landmark Endangered Species Act is used. “These rules will be very protective,” said…

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“Dinky” Zinke’s New Department of Interior Regulations Target Wildlife Protections — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Earth Justice New proposed changes aim to change the way the agency upholds the Endangered Species Act July 19, 2018 Washington, D.C. — Today, Ryan Zinke’s Department of Interior released a series of proposed changes to the way the agency interprets and carries out actions under the Endangered Species Act. Among the proposals are: […]

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Action Alert: House Passes 2019 Appropriations Bill that Calls for Sterilized Wild Horse and Burro Herds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Wild Hoofbeats Breaking News: On July 19, 2018 the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Bill. By Carol Walker, Director of Field Documentation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation The Bill included an amendment by Representative Chris Stewart of Utah which authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to manage all wild horses and […]

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Gardening splendour under the hot summer sun

Everything seems to be early this year, and quite thirsty due to the extended dry, hot spell enveloping central Ontario.

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Caught a quick pic of this dragonfly taking a breather on a bee balm leaf.

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Busy Birdie Pastimes

For Keito, there’s no place more entertaining it seems then linen closets.  She chortles, struts and preens when in them. Here she is enjoying the bathroom cupboard… silly, sweet girl.

Shortly after our fun with the towels, it was Keito the Klingon time – she spotted something out the window and clung tight to mom while peering to see what dreaded monster lurked outside.

And lastly, I needed help from my girl to decide on that morning’s tea of choice. Big decisions always call for Keito’s input!

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