Update On Mining Threat To The Okefenokee

From the Georgia Conservancy: https://www.georgiaconservancy.org/okefenokee/mining?mc_cid=fe0a9cdbfe&mc_eid=868724ca64

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Wildlife Crossing in San Antonio & EcoWatch Website

I’ve been the secretary of an outfit called WaysSouth for about ten years. We’re the idiots who think it’s a poor idea to build a four-lane highway through the Cherokee National Forest to save two minutes over the existing road. … Continue reading

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Biden Nominates First Native American Secretary of Interior

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/17/deb-haaland-joe-biden-interior-secretary

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Snow

At some point last night, the drizzle turned to snow, and we’ve got a pretty good dusting. The deer are down in the parking lot gorging on what’s left of the acorns. (It was a pretty good year for mast … Continue reading

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America’s Last Wilderness Starts At $25 Per Acre

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/15/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-oil-drilling-highest-bidder

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Geminid Meteor Show Peaks Sunday Into Monday

The Geminids peak this weekend, with the period from midnight Sunday into early morning Monday supposed to be the best. If the sky clears. If it doesn’t, there will still be some activity for the next few days. There’s no … Continue reading

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Snow

We had the first hard freeze last night. It’s 26.8 at the Mercier’s weather station. At our place, there’s about a half an inch of snow on the ground. The rain froze on the deck before it snowed, so it’s … Continue reading

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Pebble Mine Denied Permit

Still scratching my head about this, but no doubt it’s another big win. Lots of bad things still happening, of course. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/25/pebble-mine-alaska-permit-denied-salmon

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America’s Conservation Enhancement Act

I missed this until I saw a notice in the latest Duck’s Unlimited magazine. It is a major win for conservation. https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2020/10/president-trump-signs-bipartisan-wildlife-conservation-bill-into-law

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Trump Rush To Mine Area Sacred To Native Americans

Another fun giveaway. From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/24/trump-mining-arizona-holy-land-oak-flat-tribes

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