Links – February 18, 2011

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Here are some sites I found interesting recently. Hope you find some of them interesting

Photography and Art Links

Peter Cox at Luminous Landscape has Planning a Shoot

A Photo Editor has Recent Facebook Changes Are Bad For Professional Photographers

TipSquirrel has  Ten Things Beginners Should Know in Lightroom

Photo Business News & Forum has Copyright – Enforce it Whenever Possible

Flowers, Plants & Gardening Links has  Variety of plants are spreading, invading space of native blooms

Invasive Notes has   The Wicked Inconvenience of Invasive Golden Bamboo

Mongabay has Vines Rising in the Amazon and other American Rainforests

DCist has  National Arboretum’s Azaleas: Saved!

Washington Post has  Arboretum reverses decision to destroy azalea display after public backlash

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

DelawareOnline has  Delaware lawmakers proposes revised national park bill

National Parks Traveler has   Traveler’s View: The National Park Service Failed Its Mission With Plan For Addition Lands at Big Cypress National Preserve, Budgeting Woes Likely To Hit The National Park Service, Updated: National Park Service Budget Would Grow by $138 Million Under President’s FY12 Proposal

Refuge Watch has  Refuge System and Land Acquisition Funding Take a Hit in GOP Budget

Environmental News Network has   Climate change keenly felt in Alaska’s national parks has Natural habitats at wildlife refuge getting gentler version of beach cleanup

President Obama has introduced new initiatives in the America’s Great Outdoors Program. Info is available at



Wildlife Links

BBC has  In pictures: Malaysian wildlife caught on camera

National Park Service has  Big Horn Sheep use U.S. 93 wildlife overcross

Mongabay has Rhino Horn Price Matches Cocaine

Environmental Issues Links

NYTimes has  Heavy Rains Linked to Humans,   Southwestern Water: Going, Going, Gone? and The Risk to Bristol Bay

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