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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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ijreview.com

August 8, 2014

'So this is like an insurance policy on the environment that you're mandated to have? Like Obamacare?'

It's easy to voice support for various ideas, whether it's taxes or corporate regulations. Especially when those burdens don't fall on your own shoulders. That's exactly what these environmental activists - supporters of new, stricter EPA regulations - discovered when confronted by tough questions from CNS News' Dan Joseph.

jsonline.com

by Mark Johnson

August 8, 2014

At the end of a long, terrible day on July 30, Rebecca Prohaska consented to donate her 12-year-old daughter's organs, tissues and bones.

Later, the medical examiner asked permission to take the Waukesha child's brain. It might be the only way to determine why Meredith Prohaska, a vigorous girl who played basketball, swam, dove and dreamed of a career in art, collapsed on the floor of her home and died. In a few weeks, she would have entered the seventh grade at Butler Middle School. That morning, Meredith had a routine visit to the doctor and a routine vaccination for human papillomavirus. Afterward, she felt sleepy. As far as Rebecca Prohaska could tell, those were the only clues to the girl's death.

vineyardsaker.blogspot.com.br

August 7, 2014

Russia is introducing a full 12 months embargo on the import of beef, pork, fruits and vegetables, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products from the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada and the Kingdom of Norway.

Russia is also introducing an airspace ban against European and US airlines that fly over our airspace to Eastern Asia, namely, the Asia-Pacific Region and is considering changing the so-called Russian airspace entry and exit points for European scheduled and charter flights. Furthermore, Russia is ready to revise the rules of using the trans-Siberian routes, and will also discontinue talks with the US air authorities on the use of the trans-Siberian routes. Finally, starting this winter, we may revoke the additional rights issued by the Russian air authorities beyond the previous agreements. This is such an interesting and major development that it requires a much more subtle analysis than just the crude calculation of how much this might cost the EU or US. I will attempt no such calculation, but instead I would point out the following elements...

tenthamendmentcenter.com

by Rob Natelson

August 7, 2014

Two years ago, the Supreme Court declared Obamacare's penalty for failure to purchase conforming insurance to be a "tax."

Several plaintiffs subsequently sued in federal court arguing that the penalty is invalid for violating the Constitution's Origination Clause. The Origination Clause says that "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." The argument of the plaintiffs is that the Affordable Care Act and its taxes originated in the Senate, and that the tax/penalty is therefore void. (A 1990 Supreme Court case does strongly suggest that taxes originating in the Senate are void.) Thus far, those lawsuits have been unsuccessful, but they have provoked much commentary.

thefreethoughtproject.com

by Cindy Hadish

August 5, 2014

In a city that touts itself as a healthy, "Blue Zones" community, Ed Thornton faces a trespassing violation. His crime? Growing vegetables.

"If I'm doing something and it's not hurting anyone, why am I being punished for it?" Thornton asked of his garden, which he started 4 years ago on overgrown, city-owned property next to the apartment building where he lives at First Avenue and Sixth Street SW. The city demolished two duplexes on the site after purchasing the two small lots with Community Development Block Grant funds after the 2008 flood. No plans have been made for the lots, which Thornton said were neglected and overgrown with weeds before he transformed the land into a bountiful garden.

reason.com

by Ronald Bailey

August 5, 2014

The California Assembly has passed a bill that would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using a surveillance drone as part of a criminal investigation.

In addition, public agencies other than law enforcement have to give the public reasonable notice that they plan to deploy a surveillance drone and describe its capabilities. Images and other information collected for public agencies by drones may not be disseminated outside of relevant public agencies and must be destroyed within a year if they are not obtained pursuant to a warrant or if they are not evidence in any claim filed or any pending litigation.

reason.com

by A. Barton Hinkle

August 4, 2014

Central planning is replacing individual choice.

John Foust, a Democrat running for the 10th congressional seat in Northern Virginia, is-like Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state Democrats-gung-ho to expand Medicaid. His wife's position is, shall we say, a bit more nuanced. Foust has slammed his opponent, Republican Del. Barbara Comstock, for her opposition to expansion. He has spoken of the need to "make health care available to 400,000 Virginians," insisting it is "the right thing to do."

sanevax.org

by Norma Erickson

August 2, 2014

Attorney Don Manuel Saez Ochoa filed a criminal complaint against Merck-Sanofi Pasteur Laboratories, Spanish National Health authorities, and the regional health authorities of the La Rioja province on behalf of Zurine Jimenez Guereno and her mother Dona Maria del Carmen Jimenez Guereno for injuries and disabilities suffered by Zurine after the administration of Gardasil. The complaint states that Merck Laboratories failed to use an inert placebo during clinical trials, thereby manipulating data and marketing Gardasil under false pretences. Despite complaints of several young women with similar new medical conditions after Gardasil injections, the Spanish health authorities ignored calls for a moratorium on the use of Gardasil until the safety issues were resolved.

news.msn.com

by Paul Rogers

July 31, 2014

Researchers have documented multiple droughts in California that lasted 10 or 20 years in a row during the past 1,000 years.

California's current drought is being billed as the driest period in the state's recorded rainfall history. But scientists who study the West's long-term climate patterns say the state has been parched for much longer stretches before that 163-year historical period began.

abc7.com

July 31, 2014

An Inland Empire neighborhood is being inundated with mountain lion sightings. Some residents are at times, afraid to leave their homes with their pets. One homeowner says a big cat took off with one of his dogs.

Rancho Cucamonga resident Fred Gilley says one of his poodles was killed by a mountain lion last Friday night around 9 p.m. "We saw the footprint from over here in the corner where he jumped over the wall," said Gilley.

      
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