A Cemetery’s Big Secret: Lots of Weird Mushrooms

Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is a treasure trove for amateur fungi hunters. Just don’t pick any.

#brooklyn-nyc, #cemeteries, #flowers-and-plants, #fungi, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #inaturalist-mobile-app, #mushrooms, #new-york-mycological-society, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

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For Eddie Izzard, a ‘99’ Ice Cream and a Waterloo Sunset Are Wondrous Things

The star of “Six Minutes to Midnight,” opening Friday, tells why Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations, “Great Expectations,” David Bowie and London landmarks hold meaning for her.

#30-rock-tv-program, #art, #books-and-literature, #classical-music, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #david-bowie-finding-fame-movie, #dickens-charles, #elgar-edward-william, #great-expectations-book, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #izzard-eddie, #lewis-c-s, #london-england, #movies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pogleswood-tv-program, #six-minutes-to-midnight-movie, #television, #the-great-escape-movie, #the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-book, #waterloo-sunset-song

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Montana Governor Gets Written Warning After Killing a Wolf

Greg Gianforte did not complete a trapping certification course before trapping and killing a black wolf last month, a state wildlife official said.

#gianforte-greg-1961, #hunting-and-trapping, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wolves, #yellowstone-national-park

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The Perseverance of New York City’s Wildflowers

A park in Williamsburg awaits the miniature beauty of its spring blossoms.

#bees, #brooklyn-nyc, #east-river-nyc, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny, #your-feed-science

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The Making of a ‘European Yellowstone’

A major conservation effort is underway in Romania. The goal is a new national park that will rival its American counterparts.

#bears, #forests-and-forestry, #hunting-and-trapping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #wolves

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Get Outside and Safely Visit a National Park

Now is the time to start looking ahead, to spring and summer excursions in the great outdoors.

#camps-and-camping, #federal-lands, #forests-and-forestry, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Finding Refuge, and a Snowy Owl, in Central Park

When pandemic New York seemed at its most surreal, the park, with its abundant wildlife and familiar progression of the seasons, offered a vision of normal life to a book critic who wandered it daily.

#birds, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #olmsted-frederick-law, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Portland Welcomes Monument (Origin Unknown) to Black Man Who Reached Pacific in 1805

City officials say they have no idea who raised a monument to York, the enslaved Black man who traveled with Lewis and Clark, in the park where a statue of a conservative Oregonian had stood.

#black-people, #clark-william-1770-1838, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #exploration-and-explorers, #lewis-meriwether, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mount-tabor-portland-ore, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #slavery-historical, #york-1770-1832

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On the West Coast, Avalanche Warnings and an ‘Atmospheric River’

The danger of avalanche is high in parts of the Cascade Mountains and areas farther south, the Northwest Avalanche Center said.

#avalanches, #cascade-mountains, #idaho, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #rain, #washington-state, #western-states-us

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Meet America’s 63rd National Park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia got the federal government’s highest protection, thanks, in part, to the latest pandemic relief bill.

#capito-shelley-moore, #coal, #geology, #hunting-and-trapping, #land-use-policies, #mines-and-mining, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parachutes-and-parachute-jumping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #west-virginia

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Twitter Is Turning Birds Into Celebrities and Birders Against One Another

A Twitter account helped spread the word about rare birds in the city, but publicizing their locations exposed a rift among birders.

#birds, #birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #social-media

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Springsteen ‘Visibly Swaying’ Before Drunken-Driving Arrest, Police Say

Bruce Springsteen refused to provide a preliminary breath test, according to a National Park Service officer who said he watched the musician drink a shot of tequila.

#drunken-and-reckless-driving, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #sandy-hook-nj, #springsteen-bruce

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Ross Graham Dies at 93; Tenacious Fighter for New York City

She died of Covid-19 after a lifetime of fighting to legalize abortion and preserve Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen on Manhattan’s West Side.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #dewitt-clinton-park-manhattan-ny, #friends-of-hudson-river-park, #hells-kitchen-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

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Napoleon’s Brother Lived in N.J. Here’s What Happened to the Estate.

The site in Bordentown once harbored Joseph Bonaparte, a former king. A new partnership has ensured that its history won’t be forgotten.

#bonaparte-joseph-1768-1844, #bonaparte-napoleon, #bordentown-nj, #buildings-structures, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

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Snowy Owl Is Spotted in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years

The hordes came running and the snow-white raptor became the latest celebrity bird of Manhattan.

#birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #owls, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #snowy-owl

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A Monument Honoring Brooklyn Abolitionists Stalls Under Scrutiny

Activists say a proposed project is too abstract for a time when Black New Yorkers are eager to see figures that look like them among the city’s statues.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lee-shawne, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rasheed-kameelah-janan, #she-built-nyc, #slavery-historical, #underground-railroad-19th-century, #willoughby-square-park-brooklyn-ny, #women-and-girls

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In the Bronx, a Face Lost in Time

A much-vandalized bronze statue of “Fame” in Joyce Kilmer Park is to be returned this year with a new head, arms and feet — even without any record of what the statue’s original face looked like.

#bronx-nyc, #heintz-louis-j-1861-93, #joyce-kilmer-park-bronx-ny, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #saunders-john-artist, #sculpture, #vandalism

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He Just Wanted to Play Catch. They Got Relief From Troubled Times.

A callout on social media for a game of catch in Dallas drew a varied group of strangers who found escape from society’s turbulence in the most banal ritual.

#ball-four-book, #baseball, #bouton-jim, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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$60 Million High Line Expansion to Connect Park to Moynihan Train Hall

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will propose a 1,200-foot elevated pathway that will lead to the new Penn Station development, to be financed by public and private funds.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #friends-of-the-high-line, #high-line-manhattan-ny, #hoylman-brad-m, #infrastructure-public-works, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

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Carol Johnson, Leading Landscape Architect, Dies at 91

Her firm, one of the largest owned by a woman, was known for large-scale projects in Boston, Washington and elsewhere.

#architecture, #deaths-obituaries, #john-f-kennedy-park-cambridge-mass, #john-marshall-park-washington-dc, #johnson-carol-1929-2020, #landscaping, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #women-and-girls

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Utah Man Who Looked for Treasure Pleads Guilty to Digging in National Park

Rodrick Dow Craythorn, 52, pleaded guilty to causing more than $1,000 worth of damages in his quest to find Forrest Fenn’s treasure, prosecutors said.

#fenn-forrest-1930, #fines-penalties, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #new-mexico, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #public-property, #rocky-mountains, #santa-fe-nm, #treasure-troves, #utah, #wyoming

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Escape From the City: 9 Winter Outings That Fight Cabin Fever

Snow biking near Seattle, winter bird-watching near New York and seven other cold-weather activities near large U.S. cities.

#arizona, #boston-mass, #chesapeake-bay, #chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cross-country-skiing, #hikes-and-hiking, #los-angeles-calif, #north-carolina, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #seattle-wash, #sedona-ariz, #skiing, #snowshoes, #tampa-fla, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

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The Newest Challenge for Europe’s Parks: A Surge of New Nature Lovers

Lockdown-weary city dwellers across the continent are visiting parks and other protected areas for the first time, overwhelming staff and generating pleas for more support.

#bavaria-germany, #conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #europe, #finland, #france, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #travel-and-vacations

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Park With Covid Memorial Is Rising on Site of Former Toxic Dump

Hundreds of trees will be planted in a grove at the new Skyway Park — one for every resident of Jersey City who has died of the virus.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #fulop-steven-m, #gardens-and-gardening, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #jersey-city-nj, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-jersey, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pjp-landfill-jersey-city-nj, #riverkeeper, #rivers, #skyway-park-jersey-city-nj, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #wetlands

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Coronavirus Vaccine in New York: What to Know

If approved, the first batch of vaccine could arrive in the state on Dec. 15, the governor said, and contain enough doses for 170,000 people.

#bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #disease-rates, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #moderna-inc, #new-york-city, #nursing-homes, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pfizer-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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As Hiking Surges During the Pandemic, So Do Injuries

Novice hikers and climbers have flocked to the outdoors, but some are unprepared for the dangers on the trails.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hikes-and-hiking, #jackson-wyo, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #white-mountains-nh, #zion-national-park-utah

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Why Were Canadians Warned Not to Let Moose Lick Their Cars?

Let us explain.

#canada, #jasper-national-park-canada, #moose, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #salt

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Pandemic Crowds Bring ‘Rivergeddon’ to Montana’s Rivers

As urbanites flock to forests and rivers to escape coronavirus threats, trailheads are cramped with parked cars and fishing on the Madison River is like a Disneyland ride.

#bozeman-mont, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #hikes-and-hiking, #montana, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trek-bicycle-corp, #trout-unlimited

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In Brooklyn, Grand Army Plaza Gets an Intervention

The Memorial Arch, a granite monument to soldiers and sailors in the plaza, is about to get desperately needed restoration work.

#brooklyn-nyc, #grand-army-plaza-brooklyn-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

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3 Visitors Banned From Yellowstone After Cooking Chickens in Hot Spring

It is illegal to touch or throw objects into hot springs or other hydrothermal features at the park, officials said.

#chickens, #grand-teton-national-park-wyo, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #yellowstone-national-park

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A Local’s Tour of Asturias, Spain’s ‘Natural Paradise’

After a decade spent living abroad, a photographer returns to her homeland — and revels in the breadth of its beauty.

#asturias-spain, #cider, #europe, #oviedo-spain, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rural-areas, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs

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In Madagascar, Endangered Lemurs Find a Private Refuge

Climate change is shifting the habitats of endangered species and requiring conservation scientists to think outside traditional park boundaries.

#africa, #agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #land-use-policies, #lemurs, #madagascar, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #vanilla, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Trump’s Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don’t Always Add Up

Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.

#appraisals-and-valuation-property, #comedy-central, #cushmanwakefield-inc, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #james-letitia, #land-use-policies, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qaddafi-muammar-el, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j

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Late-Season Wildfires Rampage Through Colorado

After a season of hellish wildfires throughout the West, there is new evidence that climate change and rampant growth are creating perfect breeding grounds for fire.

#california, #colorado, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #global-warming, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #wildfires

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Turns Over a New Leaf

A wild meadow and woodland ‘ruin’ are now on exuberant display. The new, ecologically minded garden boasts shaggy clouds of vegetation.

#adrian-benepe, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-botanic-garden, #gardens-and-gardening, #manfredi-michael, #michael-van-valkenburgh, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weiss-marion

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Hiker Is Rescued in Zion National Park After Nearly Two Weeks Missing

Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, went missing on Oct. 6 after getting off a shuttle bus at the park in Utah. She was found safely on Sunday, the authorities said.

#holly-suzanne-courtier, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #utah, #zion-national-park-utah

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Got Crystals? Gem Mining Could Be Your Full-Time Job

Some modern-day prospectors make thousands of dollars selling precious stones they dug up themselves.

#crystals, #diamonds, #mines-and-mining, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rock-and-stone, #your-feed-selfcare

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Here are the Best Animal Livestreams

Research shows that watching footage of them can make you happier, so here’s a list of round-the-clock camera footage that will bring koalas, penguins and puppies straight to your screen.

#animals, #aquariums, #bears, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogs, #elephants, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #monkeys-and-apes, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #san-diego-zoo, #smithsonian-national-zoological-park, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #zoos

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Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall

From the Berkshires to the Rockies, the vibrant colors of fall are popping, and nothing, not even a pandemic, can stop them. Six writers in six states reveal their favorite drives and hikes.

#appalachian-region, #autumn-season, #berkshires-mass, #cuyahoga-valley-national-park-ohio, #denver-colo, #maine, #nashville-tenn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #road-trips, #travel-and-vacations, #trees-and-shrubs, #west-virginia

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Indoor Dining Returns to N.Y.C. After 6 Months

Customers were met with a new experience, even before walking inside. They got their temperatures checked and passed along contact information.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pier-26-manhattan-ny, #restaurants, #wetlands

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Denver Wants to Fix a Legacy of Environmental Racism

Historically, trees and city parks in America go to wealthy, white neighborhoods. Now, a program in Colorado’s capital is trying to correct that injustice.

#black-people, #denver-colo, #discrimination, #environment, #global-warming, #hispanic-americans, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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At the End of the New Pier 26, a Surprise

This environmentally themed project features an unusual design, including soaring walkways that lead to an unexpected destination.

#architecture, #culture-arts, #design, #environment, #hudson-river, #hudson-river-park-manhattan-ny, #hudson-river-park-trust, #olin-partnership-limited, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pier-26, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tribeca-manhattan-ny, #wetlands, #wils-madelyn

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Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City

A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #bryant-park-manhattan-ny, #eminent-domain, #ford-foundation, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #land-use-policies, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-times, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #privately-owned-public-spaces, #real-estate-commercial, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #zoning

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Left Litter in the Park? Thailand Officials Will Mail It to Your Home

After campers left trash in a national park, park employees tracked them down, mailed the garbage back and reported them to the authorities.

#khao-yai-national-park-thailand, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #thailand, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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Carnegie Hall and the Jewels of Midtown: Stroll the History

Our critic chats about the beloved stretch from the music hall to Lincoln Center around Central Park with the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.

#architecture, #carnegie-hall, #central-park-south-manhattan-ny, #columbus-circle-manhattan-ny, #ethical-culture-society, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #time-warner-center-manhattan-ny, #tsien-billie, #williams-tod-architect

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Don’t Let the Pandemic End a 100-Year-Old Soccer Legacy

My league played through World War II and 9/11. Why do we have to stop now?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #soccer

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Building Public Places for a Covid World

What are architects and urban planners foreseeing as people cautiously gather? Streets “curated” for various uses and dynamic cityscapes that both advance wellness and knit communities together.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #coronavirus-reopenings, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #urban-areas

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Glamping for First-Timers

A novice camper needed a vacation. What are the options during the summer of Covid-19?

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #budget-travel, #finger-lakes-region-ny, #germantown-ny, #girl-scouts, #grilling-cooking, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #ithaca-ny, #kennebunkport-me, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-me, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tents, #travel-and-vacations

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‘Fixing the Damage We’ve Done’: Rewilding Jaguars in Argentina

Bringing back the top predator to Argentina’s wetlands could restore the health of an entire ecosystem. But inducing five felines with troubled pasts to hunt, and mate, is not easy.

#amazon-jungle, #animals, #argentina, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #jaguars, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #south-america, #tompkins-douglas-1943, #wetlands

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Why Trash Is Piling Up at N.Y.C. Parks

The pandemic shutdown has meant cuts in the department’s budget and staff, right when green space is needed more than ever.

#coney-island-mermaid-parade, #coronavirus-reopenings, #diaz-ruben-jr, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc

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