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Protect Wild Places- from a Talk by George Wuerthner

On 6-6-18, George Wuerthner, presented his talk “Wilderness Under Siege”, about the current threats to wild places and the history of attempts to protect wilderness areas. He mentioned that we value wild places many reasons: for beauty, reverence, wonder, clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, more biodiversity, more resiliency, carbon storage, oxygen, intrinsic value, reciprocity, a […]

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Global Warming Causes Warmer Sand and Seas, Making Baby Green Turtles Become Female

A sea turtle island nesting site in Australia  now has 99% of its young green turtles turning  female.  The sex is determined by the heat of the nesting beach, so hotter seas, air, and sand lead to dramatic changes in the ratio of females to males. We need to keep trees along beaches to shade […]

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MAY 18 IS ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY- JOIN AN EVENT & CONTACT CONGRESS

1-You can go to this website link  and find out events near you.     ​2-Also, join the campaign against single use plastic this week.  You can carry reusable utensils and  some sturdy plastic bags.​ You can ask restaurants to not offer plastic straws.  LINK   3-Further, you can oppose the  proposed Farm Bill, HR […]

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Rachel Carson-PBS Special

http://www.pbs.org/video/american-experience-rachel-carson

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Rachel Carson Play – A Sense of Wonder

A friend immensely enjoyed the play  acted by Kaiulani Lee.  Rachel Carson found joy in observing nature, particularly in the seas and tidepools.  And she collected the science,  deduced that pesticides  were killing the birds, and persuasively and poetically  called to save the birds in her book, Silent Spring.  The film of the play  is […]

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Shoveler Ducks Circle and Feed

Shoveler Ducks Circle and Feed

Yesterday, I saw a group of about 25 northern shovelers swimming in a tight circle on the pond in the CU research park by the bike path SW of  Foothills and Arapahoe.  They herd and eat insects and snails  that they stir up with their feet in the mud.  Also, ringneck ducks were doing their mating […]

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“JANE”- New Jane Goodall Movie is Enthralling

I like this National Geographic documentary on Jane Goodall. It shows her excited to be living outdoors with animals, unafraid, observing wildlife behavior in the field.  She climbs trees, gets the chimpanzee group used to her, discovers they make tools ( blades of grass to gather ants from anthills), observes their mating, birth , and […]

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The Green Amendment- the Right to Pure Water, Clean Air, and a Healthy Environment

Maya K. Van Rossum, the author of the The Green Amendment. spoke about her book at the Boulder Bookstore. She wants people to talk about and pass this in states, to make well known. She wants to get it made into an amendment to the US constitution. “forthegenerations.or​g​” is their website, They have videos up […]

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Comment by Jan 24 to Object to the Colorado Killing of Bears and Mountain Lions

Oil and gas expanding development  is scaring off the deer, so they want to kill the bears and cougars.  They don’t have any scientific evidence of predator populations increasing and causing deer population declines.  The bears are not hibernating as much due to global warming and urban development.  The author suggests that it all a […]

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Doug Peacock on Saving Grizzly Bears and the Need to Act

Doug Peacock writes about the need to save bears and wild places.  He coauthored a letter to delay the hunting of grizzly bears.  He shot a brief film about a young bear  playing with ice on a spring pond, pushing the ice chunks down, then watching them pop back up. He is pushing to get […]

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