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How Conservatives Can Win The Global Warming Policy Debate

Conservatives have a golden opportunity to show political leadership and checkmate the left on global warming policy with a conservative energy agenda championing natural gas, hydro, and nuclear power. This would address global warming concerns while bringing more affordable energy options to …

Photo by @TimLaman. A Moustached Tree-swift photographed on Halmahera Island, #Indonesia. This bird is found across the New Guinea region and nearby islands incuding Halmahera where I took this shot. This handsome bird hunts insects in the air around dawn and dusk. #IndonesiaBiodiversity, #Halmahera, #bird, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, @TimLaman.

Photo by @TimLaman. Rainbow Lorikeet who happened to land right near me when I was high up in a tree blind waiting for Birds-of-Paradise to arrive at their display site in W. Papua, Indonesia. People often ask me how I can spend so much time waiting in blinds to photograph birds. Well, it’s for the payoff when you get a great shot of your main target, but there are also little bonuses like this, when you get a chance to see some amazing wildlife and sometimes get some extra photos. Just another one of the beautiful birds of #Indonesia. #IndonesiaBiodiversity, #Papua, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative, @TimLaman.

Daunted at the prospect of planning a new border? Help is at hand…<p>The herbaceous border is the ultimate demonstration of gardening skill: a masterpiece of juxtaposed shapes, colours and textures, all reaching a climax in the summer months. It has humble origins in cottage gardens, where flowers for …


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Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Changing Planet<p><b>Astronomers are moonstruck! The man in the moon, we learned just last week, formed from dark flowing lava over three billion years ago, instead of a long supposed giant asteroid impact.</b><p><b>Now, we learn that same volcanism may have kept on erupting until surprisingly recent …