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Nature in the News contains interesting, entertaining and educational articles about wildlife, nature and ecology issues. This news page contains information on everything from Yosemite rock slides and mountain lion legislation, to global warming, climate change and tiny little hummingbirds.

If you aren't sure where you stand on the issues, don't feel alone. The world we live in becomes more complex every single day. Is the earth as fragile as some would have us believe or has it endured because it's quite resilient? You decide. These issues are not going away and will continue to plague us with complex problems that will require us all to make hard decisions.

You will find plenty of food for thought and information to contemplate. Be sure to check back often.

      
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ecobnb.com

by Cristina Vignoli

September 14, 2017

The winter arrived and with it the citrus fruits: oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons... to give us happiness with their colors, to fill the air with their perfumes, and as well to defend ourselves against the seasonal illnesses.

If up until now you peel them and throw away the peel, you have to know that this part that you thought useless can be reused in different ways that you never imagined. Here we have 10 ideas to reuse, to create, to experiment and above all, to recycle the citrus peel!

chicagotribune.com

by Justin Pritchard, Ellen Knickmeyer

September 3, 2017

Temperatures in parts of the Western U.S. peaked at levels not seen in decades and the wilting heat challenged crews battling wildfires.

Around the West, the National Interagency Fire Center said more than 25,000 firefighters and personnel were fighting 56 large uncontained wildfires, including 21 in Montana and 17 in Oregon. Fire weather warnings were in effect for parts of Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana, where blazes spanned more than 850 square miles.

denverpost.com

by Bruce Finley

September 3, 2017

Wild bison grazing on sunflower-studded prairie at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge are in business - as greeters of millions of travelers.

Federal wildlife refuge managers also this summer doubled the fenced space at the refuge, north of Denver, for their bison herd, which grew this year, with 18 calves, to a record 122. The feds plan to import 25 more genetically robust bison in October. And wild bison behavior, such as raging bulls battling for females and tearing through fences, is on the rise.

healthfitnessforall.info

by Clara Johnson

August 22, 2017

An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which are thought to kickstart the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

The finding supports the results of previous studies that found evidence of the protective effects of cannabinoids, including THC, on patients with neurodegenerative disease. Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer's, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells," says one of the team, David Schubert from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California.

hymark.blogspot.com.au

by HyMark High Spots

July 24, 2017

Aluminum is not an essential plant element and can be harmful to crop growth. One of my young friends called this week and we talked about what we would do to raise our crop yields. He had tried gypsum but did not notice results.

Fly Ash Gypsum from scrubbing coal powered electric plant stacks is helping keep fly ash our of our landfills and onto our soils. Are we scrubbing the aluminum off the clay particles for better soil air and water movement and less damage from aluminum? This is probably ten years old but I get these questions almost every day.

thedentonite.com

July 24, 2017

According to a press release on Alexis Bortell's Facebook page, the 11-year-old is suing the federal government. Alexis Bortell is a self-proclaimed medical marijuana advocate who was born and raised in North Texas before moving to Colorado.

"Most Texas Legislators don't seem to care enough to fight for patients, so I will do it," Bortell said. "I am only asking to be treated like everyone else and no one is listening to patients like me. Maybe now they will." Her hope with this suit is to have medical cannabis reclassified.

neonnettle.com

by Jacky Murphy

May 17, 2017

Chemtrails are now being considered as a possible method to administer Flu Vaccine across the U.S. Aerosol spraying, otherwise, know as chemtrails are now being looked at an effective method. The FluMist nasal spray...

Sure, you've heard of nasal vaccines, like for Polio, but have you heard of the needle-free vaccine that's sprayed down on you from the sky? Remember the mass aerial spraying over Miami during the great Zika hoax recently? If you're worried about chemtrails and the mosquito truck spraying poison all over your neighborhood and your kids out playing in the yard, get ready for the most insane, involuntary, unauthorized, unconstitutional, unethical, unsafe, untested and immoral form of forced medication ever unleashed on a nation. And you thought fluoridated water was bad.

collective-evolution.com

May 17, 2017

"What basically seems to have happened - aluminium was not bioavailable, traditionally, in the world's biota until the Industrial Revolution, and so, it just had no place in any biochemical reaction that was normal."

"It shows up in so many products. Again, it's great stuff to make airplanes and computers out of, but it shows up in our food, it shows up in our water, it shows up in our air, it shows up in our medicines, including vaccines, it shows up in our antacids, and various things we take into our bodies. So we increasingly have this compound that is not part of any normal biochemical process, on Earth, for anything, that now can only go in and do havoc, which is exactly what it does. It causes all kinds of unusual biochemical reactions in the body, including in the brain."

myMotherLode.com

by Rebecca Miller-Cripps

May 14, 2017

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 21 st, when UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County will host their twenty-second annual garden tour. This year's theme is "Over the Garden Gate," as we tour, "peeking into," various gardens from 10 until 3 pm.

Self-guiding tickets to four beautiful gardens, ranging from Ridgewood to downtown Sonora, are $10 per person; children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available in the Columbia area at Columbia Nursery on Parrotts Ferry Road and the Farmory near Columbia Airport. In Sonora, tickets can be purchased at Sonora Lumber on South Washington Street, Antiques, Etc. on North Washington Street and from the UCCE Office, 52 North Washington Street.

sacbee.com

by Ryan Sabalow

May 14, 2017

Winter isn't quite ready to release its snowy grip on the Sierra - even after record-breaking precipitation. On Tuesday, a cold storm is expected to blow in and drop snow levels to as low as 5,500 feet.

Tuesday, a cold storm is expected to blow in and drop snow levels to as low as 5,500 feet. In Sacramento, temperatures Tuesday will dip down to the mid 60s, with a 30 percent chance of showers.

      
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