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Baby foxes saved


This video by Jarinka Heijink from the Netherlands says about itself (translated):

“Last Thursday I was walking in the forest when I suddenly saw a young red fox of 2-3 weeks old. Because it was so young and weak and I heard more foxes further away in a grove, I called the animal ambulance. They came to the conclusion that probably the mother fox had died, and the baby foxes went looking for food outside the den. We found four fox cubs. The employees of Dierenambulance Lower Rhine have taken the foxes to a shelter, so they can safely convalesce.

The video shows two of the four cubs and is very special because they do not come out of the den normally at this age.”

Jarinka has let us know that things now go well for the foxes.

They will be freed when they will be old enough to survive in the wild.

‘Sanders more electable anti-Trump candidate than Hillary Clinton’


This video from the USA says about itself:

Is Sanders the Better Candidate to Defeat Trump?

4 May 2016

Robert McChesney analyses the Indiana primary outcomes and the election trajectory for the candidates and the voters.

Pre-dinosaur footprint discovery in Spain


This video about Spain is called Hiker gets the shock of his life after stumbling across 230 million-year-old [pre-]dinosaur footprint.

By Lee Moran:

Hiker Happens Upon Prehistoric Footprint Of 230-Million-Year-Old Reptile

The fossil features details of the dinosaur-like creature’s claw and skin.

05/03/2016 08:38 am ET

It’s a trek that they’ll never forget.

A hiker walking in hills near Barcelona, northeastern Spain, stumbled upon a fossilized footprint believed to belong to a reptile-like ancestor of the dinosaurs. The extinct creature, called Isochirotherium, roamed the Earth during the Middle Triassic period some 230 million years ago.

It’s the “best preserved print ever found in the Iberian Peninsula,” reports the Spanish news agency EFE.

Catalonia’s autonomous regional government confirmed the find on Monday. It was discovered near Olesa de Montserrat, 25 miles north of Barcelona, on Apr. 22.

Olesa de Montserrat town council made a plaster cast of the print, according to the local newspaper La Vanguardia. The regional Department of Culture’s archaeology and paleontology service is examining the fossilized print.

Eudald Mujal, a paleontologist at Barcelona’s Autonomous University, said it was “exceptionally well preserved” and even “retains details of claw and skin.”

He told The Local that the now Isochirotherium was part of the archosaur group of animals. They were “similar to crocodiles, of quadrupedal gait, but with longer limbs,” and a more erect posture Mujal, said. 

Honduran Big Business murders of environmentalists


This video says about itself:

Repression Has Become the Norm in Honduras

4 May 2016

Four men associated with DESA

Desarrollos Energéticos, SA (DESA), the private energy company behind the environmentally controversial Agua Zarca dam

arrested for the murder of Berta Caceres, but Grahame Russell of Rights Action Canada says there are too many serious irregularities with the investigation to trust it.

Cinereous vulture and flowers in Extremadura, Spain


Flowers, 20 April 2016

After 19 April 2016 in Extremadura, Spain, came 20 April for us. We walked to the same river as on 18 April. Flowers everywhere.

Hollow-stemmed asphodel, 20 April 2016

Like these hollow-stemmed asphodel flowers.

Hollow-stemmed asphodel flowers, 20 April 2016

Flowers, Extremadura, 20 April 2016

A cinereous vulture flying overhead.

Corn bunting, crested lark songs.

We also hear a cuckoo. And a quail. And a bee-eater.

Two hoopoes flying.

Holly oak, 20 April 2016

A beautiful holly oak tree.

River, 20 April 2016

We reached the river. Much more water in it than two days ago, because of yesterday’s showers.

Then, the rain started again. Lots of rain.

Gum rockrose, 20 April 2016

As we walked back, we saw this gum rockrose flower.

Black Lives Matter in San Francisco, USA


This video from San Francisco in the USA says about itself:

4 May 2016

Hundreds joined the hunger strikers “Frisco Five” in a march to City Hall, where they were hoping to speak with the mayor.

This video from the USA says about itself:

#BLM [Black Lives Matter] Take Protest to San Francisco City Hall

4 May 2016

The ‘Frisco Five’ hunger strikers and their supporters overran San Francisco’s City Hall, to demand the resignation of the city’s Chief of Police Gregory P. Suhr.