amazing discovery!

The CBC reports Scientists in Norway have discovered the almost perfectly preserved remains of a bird that soared the skies 4,200 years ago. “It was very exciting,” Jorgen Rosvold, a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, told As It Happens guest host Rosemary Barton.”I t looks almost fresh. It looks like it died just […]

via Scientists Find 4,200-year-old Redwing Thrust  Preserved In Glacial Ice  — Natural History Wanderings

First Border Wall Segment To Go Through Wildlife Preserve

Hmmm!

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Texas Tribune reports

Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande

Federal officials plan to start construction this fall on 3 miles of border barrier through a South Texas wildlife refuge.

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin constructing the first segment of President Trump’s border wall in November through a national wildlife refuge, using money it’s already received from Congress.

Read full story at  Construction of first border wall segment to begin sooner than expected along Rio Grande | The Texas Tribune

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REDWOODS THREATENED!

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Lawsuit Challenges Highway Widening Through Ancient California Redwoods Unnecessary Caltrans Project Would Destroy Iconic Trees in Richardson Grove EUREKA, Calif.— Environmental groups and local residents today sued the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for approving a highway-widening project that would damage or destroy 1,000- to 2,000-year-old redwood trees in […]

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ASIAN SMALL-CLAWED OTTER

Listed as VULNERABLE the populations of this Small-Clawed Otter species is clearly on the decline due largely to habitat loss and trapping for the fur trade. Native to India, Nepal, South China, Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia these are easy prey to those who want to hunt or trap this animal.

Serious pollution, including plastic refuse pollution in some of these countries estuaries is not helpful to the species either…