ROMANIA BANS TROPHY HUNTING OF BROWN BEARS, WOLVES, LYNX AND WILD CATS

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Romania has banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats in a surprise decision that gives Europe’s largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat.

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“Hunting for money was already illegal, but it was given a green light anyway,” environment minster,

Cristiana Pasca-Palmer, told the Guardian. ‘The damages [clause in the habitats directive] acted as a cover for trophy hunting.”

Gabriel Paun, an activist and conservationist behind a petition that collected 11,000 signatures in the weeks before the hunting ban, sees the government’s decision as a step towards a safer future

for Europe’s wild spaces: “The Carpathian mountains are home to more biodiversity than anywhere else in Europe,

but for too long they have been ruthlessly exploited…

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North Korea warns US of ‘very grave situation’ over Joe Biden speech

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https://abc7ny.com/north-korea-us-joe-biden-speech-kim-jong-un/10569269/

ByHyung-Jin Kim Associated PressSunday, May 2, 2021 6:39AMabout:blankEMBED <>MORE VIDEOS

President Joe Biden detailed topics including the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign policy, the American Rescue Plan and more in his first address to a joint session of Congress.SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Sunday warned the United States will face “a very grave situation” because President Joe Biden “made a big blunder” in his recent speech by calling the North a security threat and revealing his intent to maintain a hostile policy against it.

Last week, Biden, in his first address to Congress, called North Korea and Iran’s nuclear programs “serious threats” to American and world security and said he’ll work with allies to address those problems through diplomacy and stern deterrence.
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‘Active and dangerous scene’: Mount Rushmore closed, 400 homes evacuated as multiple wildfires spread in South Dakota

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Elinor Aspegren and Michael Klinski, USA TODAY NETWORK  5 hrs ago

‘Active and dangerous scene’: Mount Rushmore closed, 400 homes evacuated as multiple wildfires spread in South Dakota (msn.com)


Potent cold front crashes east across U.S., with plunging temperatures…A mule led hikers to its injured owner. Now it’s missing in an Estacada…

“Dangerous”wildfireshavespread through the area just outside Mount Rushmore on Monday, closing the monument and neighborhoods in Rapid City, South Dakota, while fire crews battle threatening high winds.a group of sheep standing on top of a grass covered field: Firefighters create a trench with axes on a hillside near Westberry Trails on Monday. The fire forced several neighborhoods in the area to be evacuated.© Siandhara Bonnet / Rapid City JournalFirefighters create a trench with axes on a hillside near Westberry Trails on Monday. The fire forced several neighborhoods in the area to be evacuated.

One blaze, named the Schroeder Roadfire, was estimated to be under 1,000 acres, incident commander Rob Powell saidduring a news conferenceMonday afternoon. At least 400 people have been evacuated, but no injuries have been reported. About 250 firefighters…

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CALL TO STOP NYS SQUIRREL KILLING CONTEST – SAT. FEB 27!

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*This month, the Germantown Sportsmen’s Association in New York has planned
a squirrel killing contest – the “Squirrel Scramble.” Whoever kills the
most squirrels or biggest squirrel in a day, gets a prize. Wildlife killing
contests serve no ecological or conservation purpose.

They are not ‘hunting’ and they teach children that killing as many animals as you can
for fun is perfectly okay. It is not okay. Please call immediately the
number below to protest, as the contest is this Saturday , February 27th.
If enough of us call perhaps they will feel pressured enough to suspend
this unconscionable event. Germantown Council Office and Town Supervisor
Robert Beaury at 518-537-6687 (press 2 for voicemail)*

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Help Stop Wolf Snaring Bill

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HB224 Snaring Wolvesin Montana. An indiscriminate cruel death sentence, for wolves and any other innocent unfortunate creature, HB224 will have a public hearing soon in the Montana House Fish Wildlife & Parks committee.

Traps and snares are baited, secreted, and left unattended in the tens of thousands across our public lands. Snares for wolves will add a whole new level to these weapons of mass destruction for these empowered trappers’ lenient and inhumane recreation.

As we continue to hear from owners of trapped dogs in Montana, two bird dogs out hunting were recently snared in our state. Just after one dog was saved from the snare,they found the other dog was killed by anothersnare. They are not the first or the last of our beloved companion animalsto be trapped, injured, or killed. It is amongour worst nightmares, in our dreams and in realty.

Here is the wolf snare bill…

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What caused the ice ages? Tiny ocean fossils offer key evidence

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DECEMBER 10, 2020

https://phys.org/news/2020-12-ice-ages-tiny-ocean-fossils.html?fbclid=IwAR3Yvv5PsX9bObsuEYXRS1eyffwir99o93K-yXW9g9mAfeZAoFZDAzbbpXw

by Liz Fuller-Wright, Princeton University

What caused the ice ages? Tiny ocean fossils offer key evidence
This diatom species, Fragilariopsis kerguelensis, is a floating algae that is abundant in the Antarctic Ocean and was the major species in the samples collected for the study by Princeton University and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. These microscopic organisms live near the sea surface, then die and sink to the sea floor. The nitrogen isotopes in their shells vary with the amount of unused nitrogen in the surface water. The researchers used that to trace nitrogen concentrations in Antarctic surface waters over the past 150,000 years, covering two ice ages and two warm interglacial periods. Credit: Philipp Assmy (Norwegian Polar Institute) and Marina Montresor (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn)

The last million years of Earth history have been characterized by frequent “glacial-interglacial cycles,” large swings in climate that are linked to the growing and shrinking of massive, continent-spanning ice sheets…

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Earth is 2,000 light years closer to supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than we thought

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By Katie Hunt, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/27/world/earth-supermassive-black-hole-milky-way-scn/index.html

Updated 12:01 PM ET, Fri November 27, 2020The new map suggests that the center of the Milky Way, and the black hole which sits there, is located 25,800 light-years from Earth. This is closer than the official value of 27,700 light-years adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985.The new map suggests that the center of the Milky Way, and the black hole which sits there, is located 25,800 light-years from Earth. This is closer than the official value of 27,700 light-years adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985.

(CNN)A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way, and the black hole which sits there, is located 25,800 light-years from Earth. This is closer than the official value of 27,700 light-years adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985, the National Observatory of Japan said.

New type of black hole detected in massive collision that sent gravitational waves with a 'bang'

New type of black hole detected in massive collision that sent gravitational waves with a ‘bang’What’s more…

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