A service of this blog is the link, just to the right, to the Scientific American blog, an incredible source of real news and valued information. Mainstream and social media are buzzing today with "news" that last year was the hottest on record. Scientific American has been on, into and all over the facts for several months. They posted earlier. Do yourself a favor and keep an eye on their site.
Now what are we going to do about the climate and the implications of continued change?
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Have you followed the proposed changes at one of this planet's treasures, Yosemite National Park?
To help protect the wild nature of the Merced River and environs, the park plans to eliminate a 1920's skating rink, bike and river raft rental, while rerouting some roads, using more shuttle buses and constructing a pedestrian underpass to connect the lodge with the falls.
The plan has been years in developing. Public comment is accepted until mid April.
Visiting Yosemite, and nearby Sequoia National Park is a profound experience.HEARST GRAZING
is even more amusing when the Hearst zebra are grazing.
Spotting zebra in a heard of cattle prompts tourists to brake suddenly. Did I really see that? Is that what I think it is?
The Hearst Castle, built by Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst sits atop a mountain on the 80 thousand acre San Simeon-Piedras Blancas ranch. It's an impressive stretch of California central coast.
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Hearst zebras were the center of a shooting incident almost two years.