This week in birds - #513
A roundup of the week's news of birds and the environment:
White Pelicans preen next to Galveston Bay.
The fact that the Climate Bill actually managed to pass in both houses of Congress is little short of a miracle. It's less than what environmentalists were hoping for, of course, and, in fact, some groups believe it will do more harm than good. I guess they would have preferred nothing.
It's not exactly concerning our earthly environment but the pictures of our larger galactic environment from the Webb telescope are nothing short of spectacular.
Even as the climate bill was being debated, word came that our planet's Arctic region is heating up much faster than had been predicted.
*~*~*~*American Bird Conservancy's Bird of the Week. It is the Newell's Shearwater ('A'o), a Hawaiian specialty. The species is listed as critically endangered, with less than 10,000 remaining in the wild.