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    As time goes by the scenario gets worst, I really hope that people will participate in protecting the environment.
     
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    Last summer Washington state slaughtered adult wolves from three separate packs and even a pup from one of them.

    But apparently that wasn't enough — and now Director Kelly Susewind of the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to go after more.

    Director Susewind went on record recently supporting the Trump administration's plan to remove protection from gray wolves across the lower 48, including the western two-thirds of Washington where they're still federally protected.

    This would give Susewind the power to order more wolf killings.

    Since 2012 Washington has killed 22 state-endangered wolves, 18 of which were killed for the same livestock owner. Time and time again the state has caved to the whim of livestock owners and, on their behalf, slaughtered endangered wolves.

    These beautiful animals with strong family bonds are already under state management in the eastern third of the state — and we've seen the gruesome results. Now Washington wants control of the remaining two-thirds, and everyone knows what will happen next.

    But we're not without hope.

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    Today the Center's fierce Call of the Wild activists are in Washington, D.C. delivering nearly 1 million public comments opposed to Trump's plan to delist wolves. It'll likely be the largest number of comments ever received by the federal government on any issue related to the Endangered Species Act in its 45-year history. And the fight is far from over.

    Due to overwhelming opposition, the comment period on Trump's plan to delist wolves has just been extended 60 days. The administration knows most Americans want wolves protected.
     
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    Burmese Star Tortoise


    A few decades ago, there were just a few hundred Burmese star tortoises left in the world. But with the help of Myanmar’s government and the support of people like you who care about the future of wildlife, WCS was able to help bring these irreplaceable animals back from the brink of extinction.

    Today, there are more than 15,000 of them.

    The story of the Burmese star tortoise is proof that there is still hope for endangered species — but only if we act quickly and effectively.
     
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    Celebrate Endangered Species Day on May 17th, 2019
    Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions they can take to help protect them. Check back often to learn more about the 13th annual Endangered Species Day on May 17, 2019.
     
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    Endangered Species Day 2019: List of Most Threatened Animals and Plants in the U.S. and World

    List Of Critically Endangered Species

    Amur leopard
    Scientific name: Panthera pardus orientalis
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Black rhino
    Scientific name: Diceros bicornis
    Status: Critically Endangered

    Bornean orangutan
    Scientific name: Pongo pygmaeus
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Cross River gorilla

    Scientific name: Gorilla gorilla diehli
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Eastern lowland gorilla

    Scientific name: Gorilla beringei graueri
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Hawksbill turtle

    Scientific name: Eretmochelys imbricata
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Javan Rhino

    Scientific name: Rhinoceros sondaicus
    Status: Critically Endangered

    Malayan tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris jacksoni
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Tapanuli orangutan
    Scientific name: Pongo tapanuliensis
    Status: Critically Endangered



    Saola
    Scientific name: Pseudoryx nghetinhensis
    Status: Critically Endangered

    South China tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris amoyensis
    Status: Critically Endangered / Functionally Extinct


    Sumatran elephant
    Scientific name: Elephas maximus sumatranus
    Status: Critically Endangered



    Sumatran orangutan
    Scientific name: Pongo abelii
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Sumatran rhino
    Scientific name: Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Sumatran tiger
    Scientific name: Panthera tigris sumatrae
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Vaquita
    Scientific name: Phocoena sinus
    Status: Critically Endangered


    Western Lowland gorilla
    Scientific name: Gorilla gorilla gorilla
    Status: Critically Endangered



    Yangtze finless porpoise
    Scientific name: Neophocaena asiaeorientalis ssp. asiaeorientalis
    Status: Critically Endangered



    Graham’s penstemon
    Scientific name: Penstemon Grahammi
    Status: Endangered



    Western Prairie fringed orchid
    Scientific name: Platanthera praeclara
    Status: Endangered
     
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    Atmospheric Convulsion Will Cause Historic Disasters of Arctic Melt & U.S. Storms Next Week

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    This animation shows 8 days of forecast atmospheric circulation at the level of 50% of surface pressure. Extremely intense waves on the jet stream will cause severe storms to track from Texas to the Canadian border in the midcontinent region while an extraordinary meltdown hits Arctic sea ice at the worst possible time early in the melt season when it will cause maximum “Arctic amplification” by increasing adsorption of heat by dark open water.

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    THERE IS AN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CENTERED OVER CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND WEST TEXAS.....SUMMARY... Severe storms are expected across parts of the Plains, mainly from Nebraska southward into west Texas. Very large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Scattered severe hail is also possible across southern South Dakota, as well as across parts of Ohio and West Virginia.

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    Severe weather may hit the northern tier of central states late next week if a dome of hot humid air gets established over the southeast as forecast by the American model. The red area is very unstable air.

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    Satellite airmass image of the N Pacific for 16May2019 15Z(GMT). The image shows an unusual mid-May train of storms across the north Pacific ocean.
    Red areas on the back of Pacific storms are dry stratospheric air that has spun down into the troposphere. Because potential spin (vorticity) is conserved in the atmosphere the back side of spring storms is a preferred location for the descent of stratospheric air into the troposphere.
     

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    [email protected] ECMWF is superb weather model. Tropical tidbits is a superb accumulator of such things in graphical format.

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    May has come in like a lion this year.
     
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    do we need any more reasons to support renewables? i'm freezing my A$$ off.

    today started at 55 degrees, went up to 65, went down to 55, went up to 72 and is now 55 again.:confused:
     
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