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You're probably already a manatee fan. If not, here are 22 reasons to become one.

You're probably already a manatee fan. If not, here are 22 reasons to become one. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Plus 22 awesome pictures that will make you smile.
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I loved manatees the first time I saw them in Florida. They are lovely, gentle creatures. When I watch them, I feel like I'm looking in a mirror—yeah, seriously! 

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She helped unlock mysteries of one of earth's most remote, beautiful places.

She helped unlock mysteries of one of earth's most remote, beautiful places. | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Gorgeous.
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So nearby and yet so remote. The question that always haunts me: Is nature better off observed by well-meaning humans or simply left alone?

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Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, With Milkweed

Setting the Table for a Regal Butterfly Comeback, With Milkweed | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Conservationists have planted milkweed, a favored food of the butterfly, along migratory routes where natural habitat has been plowed under for crops.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

For many this may seem a small story, but for those gentle creatures who add such beauty to life and for us who love to watch them, it is significant. I understand that gardeners are at war with many bugs and insects, but we need those creatures as part of our habitat. Planting butterfly gardens and bee-friendly flowers are just two of the things we can and should be doing.

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Obama Hits the Links in California Amid Drought

Obama Hits the Links in California Amid Drought | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Golf courses in the Coachella Valley have been asked to reduce water use.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

I don't begrudge him a round of golf, but while he is in California perhaps Mr. Obama can encourage not simply cutting down on water usage but also finding methods for reclaiming waste water and especially desalinization of sea water. Reclamation, especially when so much water is used in fracking and agriculture and when the Salton Sea becomes more and more contaminated threatening the Imperial Valley, well that's just good long-term thinking. By the way, hidden is this story is one of the most damning water-use factoids in California; they don't consider water direct from the Colorado as quality water. Yes, it needs to be treated, but it is still one of their primary water sources.

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Council supports entire Walnut Canyon area for conservation

Council supports entire Walnut Canyon area for conservation | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The Flagstaff City Council will join county supervisors in recommending to Congress a conservation zone around Walnut Canyon National Monument
Kenneth Weene's insight:

There are many wonderful places in this country that should be protected for future inhabitants. Certainly the beautiful areas around Flagstaff, Arizona, should be on that list. However, I always wonder when conservative parts of the state (or the country) suddenly want the federal government involved. You can't starve the beast and then expect it have the necessary resources to help you.

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Hugging a Lion in Botswana

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View the Hugging a Lion in Botswana photo gallery on Yahoo News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.
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Great pictures and a wonderful project to rescue this magnificent cats.

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