This 29 July 2021 video says about itself:
The Island of the Last Surviving Mammoths
The Wrangel Island mammoths would end up being the final survivors of a once-widespread genus. In their final years, after having thrived in many parts of the world for millions of years, the very last mammoths that ever lived experienced what’s known as a mutational meltdown.
Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios
This 31 July 2021 video says about itself:
What’s causing wildfires? | Inside Story
The last few months have seen a number of devastating weather events made worse by climate change.
Countries around the world are seeing unprecedented changes…
Last month, a small village in western Canada set that country’s highest record, with nearly 50 degrees Celsius.
Scientists say average temperatures are on the rise…
Wildfires seem to appear more often and more destructive.
And Europe has seen its worst floods in a generation…
So, what’s behind all this? –
And is climate change now a bigger worry than it’s ever been?
Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen
Crystal Raymond – Climate Adaptation Specialist at the University of Washington.
Mark Diesendorf – Honorary Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales.
Cristiane Mazetti – Senior Forest Campaigner at Greenpeace Brazil.
This 21 July 2021 music video from Epitaph Records in the USA is the new song by the Linda Lindas, called Oh!
This video from the USA is called Wood Stork Overlooks Saltmarshes Of Skidaway Island, Georgia – July 23, 2021.
Late in 2014, I made this Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I wanted to try to do something about that.
It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty. So, I made the award with this logo then.
It is good to see that this award since then has gone to many places of the blogosphere.
- Display the Award Logo.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
- Answer the seven questions of the one who nominated you.
- Nominate bloggers to receive the award and tag/pingback to their blogs.
- Ask them seven new questions.
My seven questions are:
1. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
2. It’s late. You’ve had a crazy long day and you are super hungry. What is your go-to quick meal?
3. List the best five books that you have read in the last 12 months.
4. Would you rather be an oak tree or a butterfly?
5. What book have you reread more than any other, or if you do not reread then why is that?
6. If you were a kitchen appliance which one would you be?
7. Would you rather win an Oscar (award for acting) or a Grammy (award for music)?
My nominees are:
1. Matilde Mbulo
3. The Versifire: Versifier With A Fire
4. A teenage Girl
6. Starlit Bunker
7. Outdoor Adventures Fitness
8. Hobo Movie
9. Words of me
10. Pretty, Plus and Proud
11. Albigensia Press
12. Silicon Valley Types
13. Blog with Shreya
16. SUDARSHAN PALIWAL
18. Sarika Voice
This March 2021 video from Belarus says about itself:
Eagles and a flock of Common Ravens eat their prey in a forest. 160 minutes with feeding birds and bird sounds. White tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), Common Raven (Corvus corax).
This February 2021 video says about itself:
My Brother’s Keeper has been longlisted for a BAFTA in the category of British Short Film.
Mohamedou Ould Salahi and one of his former guards, Steve Wood, reunite in Mauritania 13 years after last seeing each other, rekindling an unlikely relationship that profoundly changed their lives. Mohamedou was a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay for 14 years. During his incarceration, he was subjected to torture and solitary confinement, but never charged with a crime. His memoir, Guantánamo Diary, became an international bestseller and was adapted into the film, The Mauritanian, starring Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster.
WHY HASN’T BIDEN LET GITMO PRISONERS GO? Six months into his presidency, Biden’s administration has not released a single person from Guantanamo Bay, even though 11 of the 40 men still there have been cleared for release. It’s been hard to discern exactly what the administration plans to do with Guantanamo — and how fast. [HuffPost]
FIRST GUANTANAMO DETAINEE RELEASED UNDER BIDEN Abdul Latif Nasser ― who was imprisoned without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for 19 years ― was transferred to his home country of Morocco, making him the first detainee to be released from the infamous detention facility under President Joe Biden. Nasser, 56, was cleared for release by an interagency government review board back in 2016. [HuffPost]
This 4 July 2021 video from Bermuda says about itself:
Tropicbird Nestling‘s Last Moments on Cam Before Fledging
The tropicbird chick took one last closeup in front of the cam before moving to the entrance of the burrow. About 20 minutes later the chick took flight off-camera, successfully fledging from the rocky slope of Nonsuch Island.
This 13 May 2021 video from the USA says about itself:
Biden Is Flying Migrants Thousands of Miles Just to Send Them Back to Mexico
Biden’s campaign promised change at the US-Mexico border. But since March, the Biden Administration has been systematically flying thousands of migrants attempting to enter the US via the Rio Grande Valley in Texas all the way to San Diego — thousands of miles away — to then expel them to Tijuana. VICE News reports from the border.
IMMIGRATION ARRESTS SOAR UNDER BIDEN The number of immigrants detained by ICE has risen significantly under President Joe Biden, swamping detention centers and private prisons. The influx raises questions about whether detaining so many people is the best way to handle immigration. [BuzzFeed]
Today, this lesser black-backed gull on the balcony.
See also the other, sculptured birds on the foreground, including a black-throated loon on the right.