When Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before a Senate committee this morning, she heard a lot about billboards.
Not just any billboard. She heard about one particular billboard in Olympia, Washington, that warns that “unregulated agriculture is putting our waterways at risk.”
That particular billboard was financed by a coalition of environmental groups and Indian tribes that was funded, in part, by the EPA.
For some legislators, it’s a “scandal” that a coalition receiving public funds would highlight the sad fact that farmers can pollute streams and get away with it. In the view of one senator, the billboard was a “malicious” attack on farmers, financed by EPA.
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Filmmaker Jeff Frost has been documenting these fires, and just released a time-lapse video that reveals the raw power of nature at its hottest.
“I wanted to show what we are up against right now, let alone down the road when global warming intensifies heat and drought which will further exacerbate wildfires,” Frost told National Geographic.
Last year, Frost documented his escape from a wildfire in a HuffPost blog, and included a time-lapse video of his drive out of the area after the worst of the blaze had passed.
“It felt like I was taking a drive through Dante’s Inferno,” he wrote.
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In case you haven’t noticed, The Avengers are everywhere lately. In order to gear up for the upcoming Avengers: The Age of Ultron, we made our way to the Atlantic Center Target in Brooklyn, New York to play around with the latest slate of action figures, toys and gear. What happened next surprised even us.
First things first. To get in to the Avengers spirit, we hulked out at Barclays Center — decked out in a Hulk mask and Hulk gloves.
No one seemed to notice. I guess stranger things have happened in NYC.
Once we were fully hulked out, we infiltrated Target to meet up with our fellow Avengers.
After getting distracted in the electronics section, we eventually fled with our new action figure friends to Prospect Park, where they honed their skills on a treacherous mountain peak.
Oof. Looks like Iron Man needs to break out his Hulk Buster armor…
After an hour of messing around rigorous training, we decided to catch a view of the NYC skyline. As it turns out, Hulk Buster armor DOES makes an appearance during a surreptitious rooftop meeting with Thor.
What could they be discussing?? I mean, something top secret probably.
Batroc the Leaper watches from above while playing…an imaginary violin?
…until he’s inexplicably dangling upside down by giant Hulk hands.
After that we were all pretty tired. We decided to call it a day…
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What happens next? That’s up to you. And FYI: Avengers gear isn’t JUST for adults. Kids like The Avengers too. So pick up your Avengers gear at Target and go nuts.
NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) – A German shorthaired pointer named CJ won “Best in Show” at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Tuesday, besting more than 2,700 contestants over the two-day competition.
Westminster, which is the second longest continuously running sporting event in the United States behind the Kentucky Derby, drew entries from nearly 200 breeds and varieties and more than a dozen countries this year.
“I couldn’t believe it,” CJ’s owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, from Temecula, California, said about the win. CJ stood stoically by her side and was occasionally rewarded his favorite chicken treats.
“This is what we go to bed dreaming about.”
Nunes-Atkinson breeds German shorthaired pointers, medium-to-large size hunting dogs native to Germany, but she said she always knew three-year-old CJ was special.
“He’s an old soul,” she said. Her champion dog will now head back home and celebrate the win with his best friend, a whippet named Ramona.
CJ, who pranced across an expansive show floor at Madison Square Garden, will also receive a trophy and later embark on a media tour as the show’s champion. A Borzoi, named Lucy, was runner-up.
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On Monday, the first night of events, Lucy the Borzoi won in the hound group; a flat-faced and pudgy bulldog named Annabelle won in the non-sporting group; Rumor, a spirited German shepherd won in the herding group; and a silky-haired shih tzu named Panda won in the toy group.
CJ won the sporting group; a Skye terrier named Charlie, won in the terrier group; and a white and fluffy Samoyed, named Bogey, won in the working group on Tuesday evening.
Head judge Dr. Richard Meen, a Canadian psychiatrist, said CJ had the intelligence and alertness he looked for in a winner. CJ “floated around the ring,” Meen said.
Last year, a friendly female beagle named Miss P won Best in Show, becoming the second of her breed ever to win the title.
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