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Humans Cause Climate Change

We don't need any more studies or reports. The evidence is overwhelming. What we need is strategy and action from our tone-deaf leaders.



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U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials

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A report from 13 federal agencies says humans are the main cause of global warming, a position at odds with some in the Trump administration.
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Bats by the Numbers

The story behind Halloween’s ultimate spooky symbol


1331: The number of species of bats

3: The number of species of bats that drink blood

86%: The percentage of bat species listed as endangered

26: The number of species listed as critically endangered

60: The maximum speed, in miles per hour, that bats can reach

15 million: The number of bats in the largest bat colony in the world, found in Texas

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No bats, no margaritas: the story behind Halloween’s ultimate spooky symbols

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Bats aren't so scary--just misunderstood.
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How you can help Puerto Rico

Want to help? Here's information on how you can.

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PBS NewsHour

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Nearly all of the Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents need assistance recovering from the storm. Here's how you can help.
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Floating Fire Ants in Texas

This is why insects will survive way after the human race has completely damaged the environment or bombed themselves to death.

Insects are highly adaptable and have a killer survival instinct that humans no longer possess.

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Yes, That's a Huge Floating Mass of Live Fire Ants in Texas

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Floods make them more venomous and more aggressive.
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Climate change could make flying worse

Oh goodie, more delays, just what we need more of.

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Climate change could make flying even more hellish

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Rising temperatures mean more weight restrictions — which might mean more bumped passengers.
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Backyard Waterfall

Our backyard waterfall is back up in 2017


Waterfall

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Opinion | "Trump Poisons the World"

Strong Op-Ed column from David Brooks of the NY Times

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Opinion | Donald Trump Poisons the World

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This White House is an axis of selfishness, which explains its suspicion of cooperative global arrangements, like NATO and the Paris climate accord.
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Election fatigue?

I'm tired of this election. Get it over with please.

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Election fatigue? Consider these 12 blissfully quiet places

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If Election Day still feels so close, yet so far away, it's time to escape -- mentally, at the very least -- to wide-open places where solitude is easily achieved.

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Atlantic City Gambles on Rising Seas

Atlantic City is sinking. Casinos will be fine, but floods in the city are becoming a routine, exacerbating inequality by dividing the population between those who can leave, and the ones who are forced to stay.

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Atlantic City Gambles on Rising Seas

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This city’s famous casinos are on high ground, while its poor are in the floodwaters’ path. The people still there "haven’t figured out a way to leave yet," one lifelong resident says.
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Zika: What is it?

There’s a lot of alarm about Zika virus, now spreading “explosively” (says the WHO) in the Americas. Travelers have brought cases from the tropics to the US, and a few to Europe. The alarm is because there’s a lot scientists still aren’t sure of.

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Zika: What is it and should you be worried about it?

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The outbreak has now spread to Europe and the US.
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GIF of My Waterfall

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Water from Above

Video of our waterfall



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Blooming Rhododendrons

The rhododendrons are blooming.

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