We are eagerly awaiting the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s choice as Cabinet secretary and head the Interior Department, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.). Overseeing more than 400 million acres of public lands, her job is important for those of us concerned about the future of our public lands, and her appointment would be historic. Haaland is a member of the Laguna Pueblo in west-central New Mexico, outside of Albuquerque. She would be the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency. Reuters, The Hill, NPR and many, many more publications are following this news if you want to stay on top of the latest.
Haaland has a big job ahead of her, especially as the news related to climate change is rather dire. Both The Guardian and The New York Times published stories about a study released this week suggesting that large areas of the tropics will experience dangerous living and working conditions if global warming isn’t limited. Read more about this latest news in “Global Warming’s Deadly Combination: Heat and Humidity.”
This all comes on the heels of the February 168-page UN report entitled “Making Peace With Nature,” which calls for dramatic changes. In an article by Seth Borenstein, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls this year “a make-it or break-it year indeed because the risk of things becoming irreversible is gaining ground every year.”
We will be needing that $10 billion that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announced he plans to spend by 2030 on climate change.
We love when regular people stand up for what they believe in, so are glad to share the March 8th story in the Canadian publication, the Vernon Morning Star, “Stop torture of horses.” Many people are not aware that live horses are shipped from Canada to Japan in abusive situations and fattened up to be slaughtered. Read about this issue and what you and your friends in Canada can do to help.
In rewilding news, we were intrigued by a story on Elmore Court in Great Britain, where a project is underway to rewild 250 acres and build sustainable treehouses where guests can actually stay! The UK is definitely ahead of the curve with rewilding.
With travel trends favoring more remote areas over the coming months, we’re excited about new places like Elmore Court that allow visitors to reconnect with themselves and nature. And while there are many remote places to stay in the USA, Europe, too, is promoting these types of vacations. The Telegraph published Great British Getaways: Holidays in Remote Corners of the UK. National Geographic also is onto the rewilding travel theme with Eight incredible rewilding projects to discover in the UK and with “How travellers can support the UK’s revolutionary rewilding projects.”
In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we are excited to reshare this article on Wild Horse Annie from Cowgirl Magazine, Five Facts About Wild Horse Annie. It’s a fun read. Learn also about how the Queen of England is rewilding her garden at historic Buckingham Palace.
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