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Why Elephants May Go Extinct in Your Lifetime. Animal Totems and Animal Symbolism. Animal totems play huge roles in our lives.

Animal Totems and Animal Symbolism

They aid in self-discovery and capture our imagination, giving us incredible avenues of self-expression and awareness. Additionally, they assist in understanding our past, and if we are attentive, our animal totems can reveal glimpses of our future. Webster's Dictionary defines a totem as: "A natural object, usually an animal that serves as a distinctive, often venerated emblem or symbol. A means of personal or spiritual identity. " Native American animal totems most commonly come to mind when discussing this topic. Los Angeles, City of Water. Photo LOS ANGELES is the nation’s water archvillain, according to public perception, notorious for its usurpation of water hundreds of miles away to slake the thirst of its ever-expanding population.

Los Angeles, City of Water

As a character in “Chinatown,” the noirish 1974 film starring Jack Nicholson that churns through the city’s water history, puts it, “Either you bring the water to L.A., or you bring L.A. to the water.” Recently, however, Los Angeles has reduced its reliance on outside sources of water. It has become, of all things, a leader in sustainable water management, a pioneer in big-city use of cost-effective, environmentally beneficial water conservation, collection and reuse technologies. 7 Key Facts About the Drought. Ruaridh Stewart/Zuma There's been a lot of talk lately about the drought in California, especially since this past week, when Gov.

7 Key Facts About the Drought

Jerry Brown introduced mandatory water cuts for the first time in the state's history. So what exactly makes this drought so bad? 100 Ways To Conserve. After Dry Wells, Relief for Some California Families. State and local aid is helping, but only for a few.

After Dry Wells, Relief for Some California Families

Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue Benjamin Luengas and his great-granddaughter Selena stand next to the water tank the family received last October, thanks to a grant from a local bank. Click image to enlarge. Rajendra Singh: Clean flowing rivers must be a human right. The “waterman of India” will walk across five continents to raise awareness for his campaign to have the human rights to river water and access to nature recognised by the UN.

Rajendra Singh: Clean flowing rivers must be a human right

“Nature cannot fulfil greed,” Rajendra Singh said on Monday at World Water Week, where he will accept the Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday. Singh argued that communities facing water crises should resist the money and technological solutions offered by corporations. Instead, he told the Guardian, they must find ways to help themselves. Photo The snow that blanketed the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California last winter, and that was supposed to serve as an essential source of fresh water for the drought-stricken state, was at its lowest levels in the last 500 years, according to a new study.

The paper, published on Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, used tree-ring data from centuries-old blue oaks to provide historical context for the mountain range’s diminished snowfall. As of April 1, the snowpack levels were just 5 percent of their 50-year historical average. The paper is the first to create a model that describes temperature and precipitation levels on the Sierra Nevada that extends centuries before researchers started measuring snow levels each year. What does your fridge reveal about you? 28 January 2015Last updated at 05:00 ET The contents of your fridge reveal a lot about your life, your family, your job and your standard of living.

What does your fridge reveal about you?

Whether it's milk, eggs, cake or meat, the food inside tells a story. Funland - Téléchargements mobiles. 21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization. You might have to plant the flowers in your backyard to see some green action, but plants will grow from just about anywhere if you give them enough time.

21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization

If you abandoned your home today and returned many years later, you might find trees growing right out of your bedroom walls, and plants the size of beanstalks shooting straight up out of your floorboards. Plants are incredibly resilient, and can grow from the most unlikely places so long as they have a source of sun and water. These man-made objects, buildings, and entire cities are no match for the rapid growth of plant life. Check out these unbelievable photos of nature wining the battle against civilization. The Bicycle Tree. Dear Future Generations: Sorry.

New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina - where is it now? Today marks the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall on the Louisiana coast, wreaking havoc throughout the gulf and notoriously causing a breach of the levees which were supposed to protect New Orleans.

New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina - where is it now?

Sivilisaatiomme voi romahtaa parissa vuosikymmenessä – mitä siitä jää muistomerkiksi? - Riku Rantalan kolumnit - Matka - Helsingin Sanomat. Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: The gentle genius of bonobos. Hs. California's Drought Is So Bad Some People Are Painting Their Lawns Green. PETA shatters Jane Birkin’s glossy Birkin bag fantasy. Now, she wants out. This 2007 photo taken in New York shows an employee holding a crocodile-skin Hermes Birkin bag during a private opening of the new Hermes store on Wall Street.

PETA shatters Jane Birkin’s glossy Birkin bag fantasy. Now, she wants out.

Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years. Names of Animals, Babies and Groups- They Brought Wolves To Yellowstone, But They Had No Idea This Would Be The Result. Nature Is Speaking.