United States, United By Nature

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This time of year in the United States, we not only celebrate our country’s independence, but also our unique American identity—an identity rooted in the nation’s iconic lands, waters and wildlife.

What is the National Bird of the United States?

10,000 Birds

The Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. It was chosen as the national bird by dint of its inclusion in the National Seal of the United States, which happened by an act of the Continental Congress on 20 June 1782.

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A Guide to Non-Native Deer in the United States

Nature Conservancy - Science

Have you seen a weird-looking deer? It might be one of these exotic species. Wildlife Mammal Watching Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist

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I don’t hate the President of the United States.

Elephant Journal

In the last year, Donald Trump has removed the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, repealed a rule allowing transgender individuals to serve in the military, reversed a rule that would ban gun sales to those deemed “mentally defective” by the government, and cut the number of migrants and refugees allowed to enter the country from several at-risk countries.

United States introduces military draft for women

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) House panel votes to require women to register for the draft The House Armed Services Committee supported a measure that would require women to register for the draft at 18 The House Armed Services Committee narrowly passed a motion that takes women one step closer to being required to register for the draft. A proposal by Calif. Rep. Duncan Hunter to merely generate debate on the issue ended up being approved by the panel in a 30-32 vote, in which Hunter himself voted against. Hunter had originally written the amendment as a conversation starter after he felt the Pentagon's decision to lift the ban on military jobs previously closed to women left the possibility of a draft open without proper oversight. “I think [Congress] should make this decision,” Hunter said. “It's the families that we represent who are affected by this.” During his presentation, Hunter described the situation that usually follows a draft call, calling it a “call for bodies,” and would put women directly in harm's way. “A draft is there to put bodies on the front lines to take the hill,” he said. “The draft is there to get more people to rip the enemies' throats out and kill them.” Despite his graphic imagery descriptions, supporters held the majority opinion of the measure, with women panelists speaking highly of the idea of women registering for the draft. Rep. Jackie Speier of Calif. said the change was an important part of gaining more equality for women. “I actually think if we want equality in this country, if we want women to be treated precisely like men are treated and that they should not be discriminated against, we should be willing to support a universal conscription,” she said. Retired Air Force fighter pilot, Rep. Martha McSally of Ariz., disputed the idea that draftees are only sent to the front lines, and said there are many other positions for them to fill. The amendment will be added in to the defense policy bill that will be discussed and debated between Congress before being approved. The bill authorized the budget for the next fiscal year which begins Oct. 1. Whatever Rep. Jackie Speier of Calif. Said it has nothing to do with equality for women but everything with being able to have a larger pool of bodies to use in the event of a war, a war on which they are very much working. I think we seriously have to ask ourselves what the reasons are behind this. First of all the US Military presently is a professional army, navy and air force and the draft has not been used since the Vietnam War and while the register has still been in existence to now add women to this means, as far as I am concerned, that something is afoot that we better make sure is not going to happen. If this would not directly come from the horse's mouth, so to speak, that is to say from sources directly under mil.gov more or less, and is not the figment of the imagination some what some refer to as conspiracy theorist we really, I should think, have to keep a very close eye (or two) on this and see how it develops. With all the saber rattling going on of NATO forces trying to bait the Russian bear this is a very worrying idea and move indeed. © 2016

2.4 magnitude earthquake near Boone, North Carolina, United States and Columbus, Ohio, United States : August 24, 2014 23:16

Environmental Economics

Natural hazards: UTC time: Sunday, August 24, 2014 23:16 PM. Your time: Sunday, August 24 2014 7:16 PM. No tsunami statement issued. Magnitude Type: md. USGS page: M 2.4 - 4km NE of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist. Reports from the public: 17 people. via earthquaketrack.com. No one in my family believed me

United States 35 Best Cycling Events and Bike Races


The United States is famous for indulging in nearly anything that happens in the world. If you are a cycling enthusiast in the United States, make sure that you go to any one of the events suggested, along with any others in your area.

A Letter to the I.C.E. Man at the United States Border.

Elephant Journal

ice immigration letter mindfulness trump united states politicsNow, Mr. Ice, I’m sure you’re wondering why a middle-aged Caucasian woman from Massachusetts is writing to you today or, for that matter, what the dickens I know—or have a right to say—about migrants and borders and illegal immigrants to the U.S. So, let me break the ice here with a wee story. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family border security children in cages I.C.E.

United States Milk Consumption Has Fallen Nearly 30 Percent


Department of Agriculture reveals milk consumption in the United States has fallen 30 percent, since 1975. Read More The post United States Milk Consumption Has Fallen Nearly 30 Percent appeared first on Ecorazzi. The U.S.

How I was Gaslighted by the President of the United States.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love being lied to donald trump gaslighting lying POTUS president of the united states psychological abuse relationships rewriting reality sean spicerThis is a specific form of manipulation where an individual denies, provides conflicting information, or outright lies over and over again so that another person begins to doubt his or her own perception of reality.

Should the United States Deport the Dreamers?

Elephant Journal

This simply means an unauthorized immigrant who came to the United States before age 16. My friend is a “Dreamer.” Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood Deportation donald trump dreamers executive order immigrants Obama sanctuary church

"Environmental Policy and the Assault on Science" - Policy keynote lecture with Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama presidency

Environmental Economics

Gina McCarthy's keynote at the recent World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists has drawn rave reviews from twitter and the inbox. So, here it is in case you had to teach summer school to save money for your kid's college (like me

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United States of Consumerism. ~ Vince G. Sparks

Elephant Journal

We are in a whole new age of food and drug consumption, which seems to perpetually flirt with disaster. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health & Wellness Big Pharma consumerism health of america standard American diet

Comments on “Economic Analysis for the Proposed Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’—Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules”

Environmental Economics

The EPA and Army (2017) now state that the “largest and most uncertain estimates from the[ir] 2015 CWR … [economic analysis] are associated with the benefits of the CWA 404 program.” They justify this decision by stating that they “believe the cumulative uncertainty in this context is too large to include quantitative estimates in the main analysis for this proposed rule” (page 9). Here are the first 622 of 5230 words: Two years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S.

Obama Declares 2 New Marine Sanctuaries for United States: the First in 15-Years.

Elephant Journal

President Barack Obama's office has announced that it is creating two new marine sanctuaries in the United States. These are the first new reserve areas in the.

Coal Ash Needs Regulation In United States

Eco Friendly Daily

The coal ash pond that ruptured is one of 1,300 such ponds, many of which are upwards of 1,500 acres, spread across the United States. Mr. Burke states: “Your household garbage is managed much more consistently [than coal ash].”.

Dalai Lama’s trip to the United States Canceled.

Elephant Journal

Upon completion of the evaluation, the doctors have advised that His Holiness take complete rest. Arts & Culture Health & Wellness Meditation Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only Dalai Lama health U.S. Tour canceled

The 10 Quietest Places in the United States


It's no surprise that most of the places are in National Parks — it seems that land must be protected in order to be left alone. Read More. Causes Environment Featured News

United States Implements Forest Road Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

The majority of the protected forests are in the western United States. However, Vilsack does not have authority over the state of Idaho. Idaho and Colorado were the two states which decided to develop their own forest road rules.

How the United States & Canada can Avoid Cooking our Planet.

Elephant Journal

But there are solutions. Scientists say that half of the industrial carbon emissions have been released since 1988. It is clear that such things as. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Canada climate change lobbyists oil politics tobacco U.S.

United States Bans Fishing In Northern Arctic

Eco Friendly Daily

A pre-emptive fishing ban in Arctic waters by the United States may be the beginning of international bans in the area. A United States federal fishery panel, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, voted to prevent commercial fishing in northern areas of the Arctic sea.

Love or Hate Him, Donald Trump is President of the United States of America.

Elephant Journal

We may think we know him from the snippets the media shows, but in reality, we know little. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality American Politics compassion judgment President Donald Trump Presidential Election 2016

Pharmaceuticals Detected In Fish Across United States

Eco Friendly Daily

The two researchers conducted their study on fish in rivers near wastewater treatment plants in the United States. In an unrelated study, the Associated Press is pursuing reports of pharmaceuticals being in drinking water across the United States.

The United States: Not a republic but a kingdom

Green (Living) Review

Aside from the very fact that the Constitution is, theoretically, illegal the United States are, to all intents and purposes, nothing else but a kingdom, or an empire, with a king or emperor, as the head of state, bar with a different title.

United States Facing Mercury Storage Opposition

Eco Friendly Daily

However, mercury use has declined recently in the United States due to concerns over the health issues involved. President Bush signed this bill and now current President Obama must find methods to store mercury in the United States.

The United States Might Import Water from Mexico

Green Blog

The United States receives many imports from Mexico on a daily basis, including possibly water. Food & Health Colorado River dependence desalination desalination plants Mexico politics United States water plantsFour major American water districts are currently working on a plan that would build two big desalination plants in Playas de Rosarito. The reason?

View This Gorgeous Wind Map of the United States


First posted back in March by a group of Google computer scientists, this wind map of the United States is updated hourly Read More. Never before has wind appeared so strikingly beautiful. Entertainment News Top News

It’s Time to Call Out the United States.

Elephant Journal

I live in Guatemala, supposedly one of the most dangerous places in the world. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only crime gun control killing malcolm gladwell Mark Morford mass shooting murder new yorker tim fischer

Every country on earth does This (except for the United States of America)

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“Many American companies do not offer paid leave after the birth of a child, which means they probably shouldn’t run sappy Mother’s Day ads.” ” Mirror: https://vid.me/9bPC. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

No Wonder Recycling in the United States is so far behind Europe.

Elephant Journal

In America, you can take home the last two bites of a hamburger without any shame because it aligns with our value system: we have the right to want what we want when we want it. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Conscious Consumerism Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness american waste earth-day eco European trash green recycling fees trash waste

Ethanol Production Slows In United States

Eco Friendly Daily

Ethanol, once touted as an energy solution, is in overabundance in the United States. Due to the current economic crisis and people driving less, plants are shutting down and refiners are buying less ethanol.

Record-Breaking Summer Across United States For Temperatures And Drought

Eco Friendly Daily

The Oklahoma Dust Bowl is a well-known event in the United States, an event triggered by severe drought in the state of Oklahoma. The southern United States has been hit hard this summer with scorching heat with temperatures in triple digits all too common.

The Pentagon is offering FREE military hardware to every Police Department in the United States

Green (Living) Review

Then they acquire the equipment, they create a paramilitary unit, and everything seems fine. What they h are they preparing for? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The U.S.

Wasted food from the United States alone could feed all of the world's hungry

Green (Living) Review

Within the United States alone, food retailers, food services, and households waste approximately 40 million tons of food each year, which is about the same amount needed to feed those very estimated 1 billion hungry people worldwide. Add to that the food that is wasted in Britain, other major EU Member States and other developed countries, and not just by the richer segment of society, no one, anywhere, would need to go hungry, not even just a little.

United States to Stop Funding Chimpanzee Experiments (Sort Of)


The National Institute of Health (NIH) has announced that there will be no new grants given for research on chimpanzees. While this is partially a victory for chimpanzees and animal Read More. Animals Causes News Top News wayne pacelle

Why the United States Needs a Revised Farm Bill

Eco Friendly Daily

You may not realize this, but the single largest contributor to water pollution in the United States operates largely without the requirements of the federal Clean Water Act.

Trees Near Levees To Be Removed In United States

Eco Friendly Daily

There are approximately 100,000 miles of levees in the United States and therefore thousands upon thousands of trees in jeopardy. A former employee for the Army Corps of Engineers, George Sills, stated: “If trees are a problem, why aren’t we having problems with them?

pfizer recalling its cox-2 inhibitor Thera-gesic in united states, europe.

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Battle Creek Cellars: Unconditional Pinot Noir (2017)

10,000 Birds

Franklin’s opinions on the two birds in his letter are certainly consistent with the story, but there’s no truth to the myth that he proposed any sort of official role for the turkey in the national symbols of the United States.

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United States Grants First Ever Wind Farm Licenses

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States recently announced the first ever licenses for offshore wind farms. Unfortunately, until this point there have been no wind farms built in the United States. The state is hoping to have 3,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by the year 2020.

Water Pollution Number One Concern In United States

Eco Friendly Daily

According to the study, the worst offender in the United States is Chicago, which discharges phosphorous, nitrogen and other chemicals into the Mississippi River, which then goes to the Gulf of Mexico to further grow the dead zone there. Water pollution is a very serious problem.

An inspiring hour—if you’re disillusioned with the state of the United States of America, right now.

Elephant Journal

There’s a hundred good quotes in the first video below, and Anderson Cooper does a good job of pressing James Comey on many points. What emerges is a simple, beautiful conception of this country: we can and should fight over policy issues, but above that are values: the rule of law, and truth, that we […]. Main Categories* Enlightened Society america Democracy james comey liberal trump values

'Warming Hole' deferres climate change over eastern United States


Their study revealed that tiny particles in the air created a ‘warming hole’ over the eastern United States and that has been the cause for the delay in climate change over the region. “Warming hole” delayed climate change over eastern United States.