Fun Fact: Hyperion is the world’s tallest living tree with a height of 115.61 meters (379.3 ft). Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) in Northern Californian and was discovered in August 25, 2006 by naturalists: Chris Atkins and Michael Taylor.
Location: Redwoods, Redwood Creek inflow, California, USA
Height: 115.61 metres
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Alice Coachman Davis who passed away on July 14, 2014.
Specializing in high jump, Davis became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1948 London games, aged 25.She was also the only female American athlete to win gold in track and field at the same tournament.
Davis, who suffered a stroke in recent months, died aged 90 in her hometown of Albany, Georgia.
A victory for Pacific loggerhead turtles! In response to legal pressure from Oceana & conservation peers, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced yesterday that 25K square miles of ocean will be closed to drift gillnet fishing through the remaining summer months, to prevent entanglements & drownings of endangered loggerheads @ Oceana
Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years. Actually, what’s likely to become public is only the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report; the entire thing, five years in the making, clocks in at about 6,700 pages, making it the most exhaustive account yet of what really went on in secret CIA prisons around the world.
I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live. ~
Thích Nhất Hạnh
Winter sunset on Half Dome, Yosemite CA (by arbabi)
The US government should stop treating American Muslims as terrorists-in-waiting.