5 October 2018 #51 ELEPHANTS WITHOUT TUSKS

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? TUSKLESS ELEPHANTS !!! (Photo by ElephantVoices; VIDEO from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMzInprBQt0Qt0 ) African elephants born WITHOUT TUSKS (or with very small tusks) are becoming more common — a genetic defense against poachers who kill elephants for their tusks,. Don’t fool with Mother Nature. She often has ways of defending herself. WarrenHall Crain Seattle, Washington 5 October 2018 Please like & share:

13 September 2018 #50 THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME

IN 2005, RUBY SLIPPERS, worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” were stolen from a museum in Judy’s Minnesota home town. After a 13-year search, the slippers have been found. (The FBI hasn’t yet said who stole them.) Do you remember the movie? A tornado carried Dorothy Gale (played by Judy) from her Kansas farm to the Land of Oz. Oz was wonderful, but Dorothy was homesick. Wearing the magic slippers, she clicked her heels three times and said: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME. And the slippers carried her back to Kansas Now, the slippers have been carried home to their original owner. Good things … Read More

17 AUGUST 2018 #49 CITIES NEED NATURE

CITIES NEED NATURE More natural cities are healthier, more resilient, and lovelier places to live. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has teamed up with city mayors around the world to finance climate action across dozens of cities. EXAMPLE: BISHKEK Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, where I recently completed four years of Peace Corps service, is a city filled with beautiful parks, trees, and flowers. EXAMPLE: SEATTLE My home town, Seattle Washington, is nicknamed “The Emerald City” because greenery abounds. Trees, shrubs, ferns, moss, and wildflowers are everywhere. My First Hill Streetcar stop is in a triangle at the intersection of two major streets. In this tiny park we have three fully mature trees, lots of green shrubbery, … Read More