While I was catching my breath yesterday I read some compelling posts in honour of Earth Day. Sadly I didn’t have time to comment, let alone make up a post of my own. Nor do I have time today – the move is in full swing and the Forest Officer will be here in half an hour to inspect all the wooden items I will be taking out of the country …
Madukanda Tank* isn’t a special place – it certainly doesn’t feature on any tourist literature about the island, I doubt it’s even marked on the map – which is why I thought it would be a good example of just how lovely is our Earth.
* Near Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
In my quest to find stories that give hope (and perhaps a smile) to the wearied environmentalist, I submit these stories for your perusal. Please visit my website for links to the stories in their entirety. Have a great week.
Mass. Senate OKs $1.9 Billion Environmental Bill
Lawsuit Demands California Stop Approving Pesticides that Harm Honeybees
3-D Technology Used to Help California Condors, Other Endangered Species
“Snowpiercer” is Cli-fi with No Science in It. We Need More Films Like It
Bike Lanes Save Lives AND Money
How To Sell Green Products To The Self-Regarding Consumer
A sad story about the U.S. government’s on going persecution of American wild horses….
BLM and Biodiversity on Public Lands
GR: The U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) protects livestock ranching interests while seeking to balance other public land uses. Public interest has forced BLM to remove and board cattle-competing wild horses and burros instead of thinning them. Today, BLM is boarding almost 50,000 horses and burros and the number is increasing. For 2013, the total cost was $7.8 million.
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“USDA Wildlife Services has been lethally removing Canada Geese from the Puget Sound area for 13 years under an interlocal agreement between several cities and entities within the region. The geese are being rounded up in our parks and gassed to death or shot on Lake Washington, as well as elsewhere. In 2013, nearly 1200 were killed by Wildlife Services in just King County alone.