Road verges ‘last refuge’ for plants – conservation charity – BBC News

April 24, 2017

But it says even endangered plants on verges deemed nature reserves have been mown or cleared. For too long road verges have been thought of as “dull, inconsequential places that flash by in the wing mirror,” said Dr Trevor Dines of Plantlife. “Sadly, road verges have been woefully disregarded for Decades and are increasingly poorly managed for nature,” he added. “Some exceptionally rare plants including fen ragwort and wood calamint are only hanging on thanks …


O’Reilly’s firing: What took so long?

April 21, 2017

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Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies At 72

April 20, 2017

… artist, always dedicated to his singular vision; he was a figurative painter when it was trendy and especially when it wasnt. In addition to his artistic practice, Barkley was an esteemed professor dedicated to his students at Connecticut College during his Decades-long tenure from 1972 to 2010. Barkley shared a passion for Jamaica, and every winter, he and Susan traveled there, and he found a well of inspiration for his paintings and photography in the islands diverse landscape and people. …


The Anti-Defamation League Is Offering Sean Spicer Remedial Holocaust Lessons

April 14, 2017

… but they also were inappropriate and offensive. While you have apologized, this weeks incident as well as others (notably, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day statement omitting Jews and your vociferous defense of it), have exposed a serious gap in your knowledge of the Holocaust, its impact, and the lessons we can learn from it. For Decades, ADL has been at the forefront of Holocaust education, providing trainings about the Nazi atrocities to a wide range of groups. We have conducted …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… explicit religious commitments to holy Shiite sites. Their brutality is arguably religiously motivated in a way similar to that of ISIS. That Gabbard and her allies believe being secular is enough to grant Assad legitimacy is even more important. The unspoken argument here is that alleged war crimes, mass torture and Decades of repressive one-family rule are acceptable, so long as they dont have a pesky Muslim tinge. The message is precisely what controversial Trump White House advisers like …


Trump signals he won’t press human rights ahead of key diplomatic week

April 3, 2017

… traditional news conference that had accompanied the yearly reports’ releases for Decades, in both Democratic and Republican administrations. In his meetings this week, Trump will find himself sitting across from the leaders of two countries considered major human rights offenders, according to watchdog groups and the State Department. In the Oval Office on Monday, Trump will welcome Sisi, who was denied an invitation to visit the White House under the previous administration but with whom …


#TBT: Margaret Chase Smith and her ‘place in the sun’

March 31, 2017

(CNN)It’s hard to say what Margaret Chase Smith is best remembered for. During her three Decades in Congress, Chase served in both chambers and gave one of the Senate’s most memorable speeches. If that wasn’t enough of a mark, she also ran for president. Margaret Chase was born in Maine in 1897. She worked as a teacher, a telephone operator and at a newspaper. She married Clyde Smith in 1930, six years before the Maine Republican won a seat in the US House. Margaret got her …


Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two Decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …


India becomes second country to give rivers human status

March 23, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)A Decades-long fight against river pollution in India has been given a much needed boost. On Monday, a court in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand declared the Yamuna and Ganges rivers “living entities.” The court justified its ruling on the grounds that the rivers were “losing their very existence” and the situation required “extraordinary measures to be taken to preserve and conserve the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna,” using an alternative name …


Florida Prosecutor’s Refusal To Seek Death Penalties Draws Political Backlash

March 17, 2017

… chip for prosecutors. My duty is to seek justice, which is fairness, objectivity and decency. I am prohibited from making the severity of sentences the index of my effectiveness. This has been an inconsistent system since I took office, she said. The state should not be in the business of killing people. The other issue is the enormous cost and the years even Decades of litigation involved in a death penalty case. The money the state spends on death penalty cases can be saved to prosecute …


Paradise found: 12 crowd-free Asia island escapes

March 10, 2017

(CNN)Finding an empty beach in Asia was a breeze a few Decades ago, but it’s not quite so easy anymore. As zealous souvenir hawkers follow busloads of tour groups to Asia’s most famous islands, discerning travelers must look farther afield for more authentic getaways. The good news? Whether your idea of paradise involves a tropical beach framed by palm trees, or wildlife encounters in the woods, Asia has an island for you. While much of Japan’s huge northern …


How Trump’s Election Woke Women Everywhere

March 10, 2017

He was the chief executive of the company, a large health care outfit in New Jersey. Married. Decades older. She was his executive assistant. I felt uncomfortable that whole day, Susan told The Huffington Post recently. Susan rarely wore the dress again, fearing hed mistake it as her trying to please him. She was creeped out. I didnt feel safe. It felt like he was grooming her, Susan says now. Talking to human resources wasnt an option. The CEO was chummy with the guy who ran the …


3 myths that shape the transgender bathroom debate

March 8, 2017

… one’s gender does not match what was assigned at birth. Explained: Decades of research suggest that when it comes to psychological traits and abilities, boys and girls are more alike than they are different. A child’s parents and environment are more likely to influence their gender expression than the body parts they were born with, and the concept of gender becomes more fixed as we grow. Just as it advises for adults, the medical community endorses letting children live their …