Good morning, Morticia! :-)
Michael Jackson is back y’all, in pony form
Polar bears remain a threatened species
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided to keep polar bears protected by broad federal measures Friday,
The court rejected the argument that the 25,000 remaining polar bears, most of which live in relatively stable populations, were perfectly fine without “threatened species” status. But many scientists worry that the effects of climate change on the Arctic climate could prove dangerous for the remaining bears.
And it looks like polar bears may remain on that list for the foreseeable future, according to Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity.
“So for practical purposes, the listing of the polar bear is final, and really no longer under any serious threat from these challenges.”
Read more about the court’s decision here, via Nation Now.
Photos: Jeon Heon-Kyun, Koen Van Weel / EPA, Sven Hoppe / Associated Press
“It is, my friends, as though the creation were water. What will you do, my friends? Will you simply be a sponge and soak up the creation and squeeze it out unchanged, untouched? Or will you accept the water as does the Earth, filtering, giving minerals, giving taste to the creation, the very essence of your creation, mixing together so that life carves you into its channels and you give life to your creation. You are aware that pure water has no taste. Do not fear to become intimate in life.”—Hatonn, March 11, 1978
p: Walter Pfieffer
Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)-
An herb I have an interesting relationship with, Lobelia is fantastic in drying up/expelling mucous. Great for basically all cold/flu symptoms and all things that make you feel bad when sick. I highly recommend mixing this with something and only using a small amount, it is powerful and can make your throat feel like a cat.
- Muscle relaxant
- Respiratory illnesses
- Anticatarrhals (eliminates excess mucous throughout entire system)