Bundles of Joy Zoos around the world help to breed animals to keep species thriving all those little panda cubs, porcupettes and elephant calves also provide plenty of "awww"-worthy moments. January Maned wolf pups A litter of four fuzzy pups from this endangered species was born to mom Salina on Jan. 5 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Va. The species is native to South America and is listed as "near threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature due to human activities that are eating up their habitat. The pups were born as part of a conservation effort to ensure the species has a future. February Vicuña Northern Ireland's Belfast Zoo welcomed little Georgie, the baby vicuña, on Feb. 6. These creatures are the smallest members of the camel family and hail from the mountainous regions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru. Once nearly hunted to the brink of extinction, national parks and trade restrictions … [Read more...] about Bouncing Zoo Babies of 2012
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EASTENDERS fans are in tears over Karen Taylor’s public meltdown over missing Bailey Baker. The mum - who is played by actress Lorraine Stanley in the BBC soap - was broken after her neighbours left her a pamper hamper instead of helping find Bailey. Smashing the hamper down in the Square, she screamed: "You think this helps? A packet of biscuits and a bath bomb. “You think I've got time to sit in a bath when my little girl's living on the streets or worse - dead in a ditch? And this - we're here for you. Is that what you think? “She's been missing for days and I've hardly seen you. Give me a job in your salon - a few shifts sweeping the floor. You knew I was out of work, that money was tight. I want to earn, I don't want to ponce. “And people go on about community, about being kind, posting things online about the state of the country, unemployment, sticking up sad face emojis and then drinking a glass of wine. “Does this make you feel better about yourself? Does … [Read more...] about EastEnders fans in tears as Karen Taylor has emotional meltdown over missing Bailey
The statistics of Bandcamp Friday speak for themselves: In the year-plus since the launch of the campaign, during which the platform has waived its revenue share for music purchased on the first Friday of each month, fans have paid artists more than $50 million dollars . “Bandcamp is like my life source,” metal auteur Trevor William Church told Rolling Stone in 2019, no doubt speaking for many creators in the age of meager streaming royalties. Bandcamp Friday continues on May 7th — read on for a slew of recommendations from RS staffers on what to throw into your virtual shopping cart. Juliana Hatfield , Blood Juliana Hatfield writes some of the most acerbic, delightful pop songs out there — she gets you bobbing your head to her catchy melodies and sweet voice, then lays you flat with a line like, “I’m living in a nightmare and I can’t wake up/The whole world is controlled by fascist, blood-sucking fucks.” Continuing in the same vein as 2017’s Pussycat — which … [Read more...] about Bandcamp Friday, May 2021 Edition: Support Artists by Buying This Music
President Joe Biden on Thursday unveiled plans for locally-led protection of 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030, a core of his agenda to address climate warming that builds on nature-saving efforts launched in Congress by lawmakers from Colorado and other western states. Natural land and water could draw down the heat-trapping air pollution that causes climate change, scientists say, and nature increasingly is understood as a life support system for human survival both inside cities and in rural areas. Preserving at least 30% of land and water by 2030, they say, is necessary to pull back from a catastrophic tipping point. Gov. Jared Polis issued a statement casting Colorado as a leader in cooperative “science-based approaches” toward the fulfillment of Biden’s climate objectives. Biden’s announcement “opens the door to a collaborative and sustainable path toward conserving our critical ecosystems, supporting the Colorado way of life, while closing the door to fears about broad … [Read more...] about Biden’s “30 by 30” plan could mean protecting 14 million more acres of land, water in Colorado
“I feel like there are more reasons to be excited about improvised music today than at any time during my 41 years on the planet,” the jazz critic Nate Chinen tells Rolling Stone . He has a point, and you don’t need to be a diehard fan of the genre to appreciate it. Crossover stars such as Kamasi Washington and Esperanza Spalding are receiving generous mainstream attention, alongside innovators like pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Mary Halvorson. Meanwhile, Thundercat, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and others are seamlessly fusing hip-hop, R&B and electronica with their jazz mastery, introducing elements of a century-old art form to new audiences. And five nights a week on national television, Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste showcases his ebullient New Orleans spirit alongside Stephen Colbert. In short, the contemporary jazz scene is bursting with promise — but how did we get here? See Also Review: Kamasi Washington's New … [Read more...] about What’s Behind the New Jazz Resurgence?