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This post is written for two very diverse audiences. First, and most importantly, we wanted to extend our best wishes to our Australian members who …

Curried Cashew Quinoa Salad

<b>Curry Cashew Quinoa Salad</b> <i><br>Recipe by Our Best Bites</i><p>*denotes products available from Simple Truth. Simple Truth is Kroger’s line of natural and organic …

Garlic Butter Pasta with Spinach and Parmesan

Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons butter<br>• 2 cloves garlic<br>• 2 sprigs thyme (or rosemary)<br>• 2-3 handfuls baby spinach<br>• 8 ounces pasta<br>• 3/4 cup shredded parmesan<p>Instructions<p>…

The state started taking applications Wednesday for the Florida Hardest Hit Program. It works to help homeowners avoid foreclosure by reducing the amount they owe on their mortgage by up to $50,000. As of this morning, they'd already received 17,000 applications. They're only accepting 25,000 applications - were you able to apply yet? If so, Joelle Parks would like to talk to you for a story she's working on today. Email her at joelle.parks@nbc-2.com Head here to apply if you're interested in the Florida Hardest Hit Program: http://www.principalreductionflhhf.org/

Why yes, this is a picture a cane toad trying to force-swallow a bat. And that's only just the beginning of this crazy story. Full story: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/da4r

National Public Lands Day Is a Chance to Honor a Great American Legacy

These bison near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming are among the wildlife dependent on public lands. Photo by Ann Morgan.<p>National Public Lands …

“All in all I think this is quite a handsome rat,” said Kris Helgen, co-author and curator of mammals Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Your turn! How would you describe this new species of spiny rat? Article via National Geographic: http://s.si.edu/1bh963M (Image: An illustration of the new spiny rat species. Illustration courtesy Jon Fjeldsaa)

National Public Lands Day

For the last seven years, Ranger Laurie Humphrey has led volunteers on projects involving exotic plant removal, landscape maintenance, and trail …

"Like" this post if you want to save the Florida panther from extinction! Then, learn more about our work to protect these critically endangered wildcats >> http://j.mp/2dDW9rJ Florida Panther Trail Cam © Cliff Coleman/FWS

THANK YOU to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for proposing today to list the rufa Red Knot as federally Threatened. Public comment is open through November 29. More information here: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/redknot/

When 2014 Indianapolis Prize Nominee Dr. Jane Goodall traveled to Tanzania in 1960, all she carried was a notebook and used binoculars. Her behavioral observations of chimpanzees forever changed our understanding of them. Today, she advocates not just for animals, but also for the environment we share. http://bit.ly/GTyU05 Photo the Jane Goodall Institute.

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a major report on #climate, confirming that climate disruption is here and speeding up. We've made huge gains in clean energy. But there's a lot more to do. CLICK here and send a message -> http://sc.org/carbon_safeguards1 #ActOnClimate

Migration season is warbler season! Look for Wilson's Warbler across much of the U.S. as it heads south for winter. See more migrating warblers on our blog: http://bit.ly/1bMdNly

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Seismic airgun testing has been delayed, buying some precious time for tens of thousands of dolphins and whales. But we aren't satisfied with a delay, we need seismic testing REJECTED! Please sign and share our petition: http://tiny.cc/StoptheInsanity

CREW Trail Conditions 9/26/2013

<b>CREW Trail Conditions as of 9/26/2013: Soggy</b><p><b>Water levels:</b> Our rainy season has not disappointed this year. As a result, you <b>will</b> encounter water on …

Entry to all national parks is FREE tomorrow for National Public Lands Day! Where will you go to support and celebrate? Click here to learn more and get involved: http://go.nps.gov/NPLD20 #NPLD20

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Can’t attend one of the public hearings on the proposal to delist gray wolves? We want to make sure your voice is heard there anyway! Go to http://dfnd.us/1bhl0uD and tell us why you want wolves to stay protected, and we will hand-deliver your letter at the public hearing in Washington, DC on Monday. America’s wolves need us now more than ever – it’s time to stand up and be heard!

Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day. Visit, appreciate and volunteer, if you can. Around the state, you'll find opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and help with projects. In this photos, volunteers work on the flower bed by the ranger station at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park in 2012. Find an event near you at www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/events.cfm

Lee County state of emergency brings needed relief: http://newspr.es/1bhrVnC Public funds to fix select private roads, set up livestock shelters