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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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americanpreppersnetwork.com

July 15, 2014

You can never know when disaster will strike, but you can be prepared. One of the best ways to prepare for unexpected disaster is to have and prepare a bug-out bag. So what is a bug-out bag and what should go into a bug-out bag?

Wikipedia defines a Bug-out Bag as a portable kit that contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster. First things first, you need to choose your bag. When deciding on what kind of bag you are going to use you should consider size, functionality, color and durability/quality. You want to make sure that your bag is big enough to carry everything you need and that you utilize every compartment accordingly. You should consider using a high quality back-packing type of bag as oppose to a book bag that you would use for school. Back packing type bags are specifically designed for outdoor use. They are also designed in such a way so that the weight of your bag is properly and evenly distributed throughout your hips, back, chest and shoulders. This is done through the use of straps and buckles. Make sure you learn the right way to strap your bag on before going out.

thefreethoughtproject.com

July 15, 2014

If you're a Monroe County, NY taxpayer, especially if you live in the Town of Webster, NY, you may be interested to know just how the Webster Police department is using your tax dollars. Looking for a bird in a tree.

You read that right. Looking for a bird in a tree. At 2:30 in the morning. That's exactly what Webster, NY Police Sgt. Shaun Welch and officer Samuel States were doing early Tuesday morning when they went to Ryan Conklin's home for a report of a loud bird in a tree, waking Conklin and his son up at 2:30 in the morning.

cbsnews.com

July 14, 2014

A woman charged with performing sexual acts involving two pets and forcing a 6-year-old-boy to perform sex acts on her is back at work as a deputy director at the Centers for Disease Control.

Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, 44, is the deputy director of the CDC's Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office (LSPPPO). She is charged with multiple counts of child molestation and one count of bestiality, according to CBS affiliate WGCL in Atlanta. Lindsey was arrested October 10 following a six-week investigation by the DeKalb County police. Police say they unearthed evidence that a 6-year-old boy was involved in sex acts with Lindsey and her boyfriend Thomas Westerman, a fellow CDC employee who is also charged in the case. The child molestation allegedly took place between January and August of 2010 at Lindsey's home in Decatur, Ga.

7online.com

July 11, 2014

Dinosaurs may have gone extinct, but Internet stupidity hasn't.

The dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park" certainly looked real, but many Facebook users are mistaking the movie for real life. Facebook user Jay Branscomb uploaded a picture of Steven Spielberg sitting next to a Triceratops used in "Jurassic Park." Along with the photo, Branscomb posted the caption "Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man." And then the post exploded.

thefederalistpapers.org

July 11, 2014

"Steven Spielberg, I'm disappointed in you. I'm not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER," commented another.

Jay Branscomb posted this picture on facebook along with the caption: "Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man." The image has since recieved more than 11,721 likes, almost 35,000 shares and over 6,000 comments, many of which applauded the joke. Others, not so much.

thefreethoughtproject.com

July 11, 2014

"We're not going to give you our names and badge numbers unless you give us your ID and we document it with CPS"

In Nanny State America if you bring your child to a country music concert, you will be threatened with arrest for child endangerment. Megan Christopherson was at a Brad Paisley concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheater in San Diego, CA with her two children. They were excited that this time they got to go in the front area next to the stage, referred to as the pit. Mrs. Christopherson, like millions of other mothers do at concerts all over the world, brought her baby to the show. During the show, Mrs. Christopherson's baby became hungry, so she started breast feeding...

kwtx.com

July 7, 2014

A 4-year-old Waco girl and her 6-year-old brother who drowned Sunday as they played in the water in Lake Georgetown were in foster care and state officials say they have halted placements by the agency that put them in their foster home.

The two children were placed in a foster home on Aug. 2, 2013, in Cedar Park, Department of Family and Protective Services spokeswoman Julie Moody said. Two other siblings, a 1-year-old-girl and a 22-month-old boy, who were placed in the foster home earlier this year, have been moved and the foster home is closed pending the outcome of the investigation, Moody said.

zengardner.com

July 4, 2014

You could say that Stamatis Moraitis forgot to die. The Greek war veteran was diagnosed by 9 different American doctors with lung cancer in 1976. He was given 6 months to live and was encouraged to pursue aggressive cancer treatment.

He declined and instead moved back to his native land of Ikaria. Then something incredible happened. At first, he spent his days in bed, as his mother and wife tended to him. He reconnected with his faith. On Sunday mornings, he hobbled up the hill to a tiny Greek Orthodox chapel where his grandfather once served as a priest. When his childhood friends discovered that he had moved back, they started showing up every afternoon. They'd talk for hours, an activity that invariably involved a bottle or two of locally produced wine. I might as well die happy, he thought. In the ensuing months, he started to feel stronger...

thefreethoughtproject.com

July 3, 2014

A Minnesota man is risking jail time by refusing to remove a wind turbine from his property. The local government and a few nosy neighbors have been disputing the construction of this turbine for over 4 years, since it was built in 2010.

Jay Nygard actually owns a company called Go Green Energy, which sells wind turbines in other areas of Minnesota, but he isn't able to do so in Orono where he lives because of permit and licensing laws. These are the same laws that are preventing Nygard from building on his own property. In recent years there have been at least 8 lawsuits back and forth between Nygard, the local government and his neighbors. The neighbors claim that his windmills are an eyesore and a nuisance, but in reality it isn't actually any of their business.

dailycaller.com

July 2, 2014

After the International Joint Commission's warning that the Great Lakes were in serious trouble and to expect lower water levels, they've encountered quite the surprise.

In 2013, the International Joint Commission - involving Canada and the United States - completed a five-year study on the deteriorating water levels of the Great Lakes. Global warming activists warned of the impending economic doom. A little over one year ago, The New York Times and USA Today were reporting that the Great Lakes hit all time lows in the water levels. According to those reports, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan were 29 inches below their average measurements taken since 1918.

      
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