Don’t let windows kill birds


This 24 January 2020 video says about itself:

We witnessed wildlife vets trying to save a Peregrine Falcon that collided with a window. Sadly, almost a billion birds die in window collisions in the U.S. and Canada each year. #BringBirdsBack Break up the reflections on your windows at home and at work and you’ll be taking one of our Seven Simple Actions to Help Birds.

Learn more here.

Big Iraqi demonstration against US military occupation


This 24 January 2020 BBC video is called IRAQIS DEMAND U.S. TROOPS GET OUT OF IRAQ IN MASSIVE PROTEST.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Baghdad Friday in a mass demonstration demanding the immediate withdrawal of US troops from the country: here.

No to nuclear destruction of all life


This 24 January 2020 video by Iraq war veteran and United States Democratic party presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says about itself:

Doomsday Clock: It’s time to wake up!

As president and commander-in-chief, my foremost responsibility will be to protect the lives, safety and freedom of the American people — and that means preventing a nuclear holocaust. My personal commitment to you is that on the first day of my presidency, I will contact the leaders of China and Russia to set up a summit to end the new cold war and nuclear arms race, which will inevitably result in a nuclear holocaust.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists warns of “civilization-ending nuclear war”: here. And here.

A nuclear war that cooled Earth could worsen the impact of ocean acidification on corals, clams, oysters and other marine life with shells or skeletons, according to the first study of its kind: here.

Rehabilitated kestrels released on Comino, Malta


This 24 January 2020 video says about itself:

Another two Common Kestrels (Spanjulett) were recently released back into the wild following a period of rehabilitation.

Both kestrels were recovered in November and December 2019 during the ongoing autumn hunting season, and confirmed by the Government veterinarian to have been illegally shot. One suffered injuries to the left foot and wing, whilst the other suffered damage to the head.

These birds were released on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 on Comino, a protected bird sanctuary where no hunting is permitted, and where they are able to acclimatise before carrying on their migration journey.

Footage by Steph Leow. Editing by Jose Luque Montero.