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Legislature Mixed on Environment
Despite conditions many considered favorable for passing pro-environment legislation this year, at the session’s half-way mark, the results are mixed. Some bills thought to be easy winners have quietly died, while others have advanced. The Statesman Journal has the details: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2015/04/26/environment-sees-wins-losses-legislatures-midpoint/26403827/

Where Hawksbill Turtles Thrive
The seafaring, and critically endangered, hawksbill turtle has a sanctuary on the Caribbean island of Jumby Bay. The private island is home to some of the rich and famous, but also is a prolific nesting site for the hawksbill. To their credit, the island’s human elite is committed to the turtles’ survival. The BBC has more, replete with complementary photos: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-32402723

There Be Dragons
Meanwhile, BBC Earth investigates creatures with “dragon” in their names. It is a surprisingly broad range of animals, from the expected reptiles to more unexpected nudibranchs. As usual for BBC Earth, stunning photography abounds: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150426-ten-amazing-real-life-dragons

Finalists for BBC’s Night and Day Photo Contest
The Beeb has a photography contest challenging the entrants to picture the world by night or day. A good many of the images chosen as finalists are of striking natural scenes featuring, you guessed it, water. How can one resist? http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150331-show-us-your-world-by-night-or-day

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