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Asphalt Road Melts in Yellowstone Park

(H/T Dublin Mick)

In Yellowstone, some 400 miles beneath the Earth’s surface is a magma ‘hotspot’ which rises to 30 miles underground before spreading out over an area of 300 miles across. 121 more words

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K is for Keystone

An ecosystem is composed of many intricate interconnections among species; each species is therefore important, helping to create a complex system that is more than the sum of its parts.  994 more words

Ecology And Environment

Forager Mandala at Creekside

Last Saturday was a super drawing day in Vancouver. Thank you to the DrawDown organizers, to Cyndy Chwelos, Gary Cho, and the Vancouver Parks Board for creating this event; to my student volunteers who helped to facilitate the art making at Creekside Community Centre, and most of all, to the wonderful, talented participants who created stunning designs for the mandala! 100 more words

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The Cruelest Species--Humans

What exactly are we? Certainly dark times are upon us with the savagery and barbarity being inflicted daily now in the Middle East accompanied by the rise of such groups as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. 1,489 more words

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Orphaned Baby Rhino Finds Friend

ABC News

An orphaned baby rhino has bonded with its keeper after seeing South African poachers mutilate his mother for her horn.

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J is for Juniper

I love the dry, open forests that grow around here.  Large Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine trees tower above, while grasses and wildflowers sway in the understory. 

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Ecology And Environment

A Mindless Killing in Boulder, Colorado

“Whenever and wherever men have engaged in the mindless slaughter of animals (including other men), they have often attempted to justify their acts by attributing the most vicious or revolting qualities to those they would destroy; and the less reason there is for the slaughter, the greater the campaign for vilification. 851 more words

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