Outdoor Updates: Toxic algae is killing dogs in the southeast

first_imgOn Monday the Trump administration announced plans to weaken the Endangered Species Act during a time of record global extinctions. Under the new rules, officials will be able to attach a price tag to saving a plant or animal, even though Congress decided that economic costs should not be taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to save a species. Blanket protections for newly listed animals will also be removed.  Dog owners: beware. A toxic blue-green algae has killed four dogs in North Carolina and Georgia this week. The dogs died after swimming in, and most likely drinking, algae-contaminated water, leading to liver failure.  Toxic algae can bloom in freshwater and saltwater and may be hard to spot. Look for foam or scum on the water and blue, red, vibrant green or brown colors on top of the water that can resemble spilled paint. Toxic algae can also smell very bad, though animals may be attracted to the odor. Symptoms of exposure in dogs include diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, drooling, difficulty breathing or seizures. If your dog experiences any of these symptoms, take the animal directly to the vet.  Toxic algae is killing dogs in the southeast The money will buy new school buses, public buses, garbage trucks, and electric-vehicle charging stations. While the projects include two new electric buses, one-third of the projects will replace old diesel vehicles with new ones. Several projects include natural gas or propane vehicles. In total, the state of Pennsylvania was awarded $118 million from the Volkswagen emissions scandal known as Dieselgate. Since President Nixon signed it into law in 1973, protection under the Endangered Species Act has saved over 1,400 species of plants and animals. In total, ninety-nine percent of plants and animals given protection under the law have been saved. There are currently about 1,600 plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.  Pennsylvania will use Dieselgate settlement to buy more diesel vehicles Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state will spend $8.5 million from the Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement to fund 34 cleaner energy projects. Critics, however, point out that much of the money will go to fund diesel instead of electric vehicles. The Trump administration has released plans to weaken the Endangered Species Actlast_img read more

Tourism = occupation of the future

first_imgTourism is considered one of the key drivers of the country’s socio-economic progress. It can be compared in scope to oil exports, food production or car production. It has become one of the key factors in international trade and is one of the main sources of income in many developing countries.Tourism accounts for 10% of world GDP, 6% of world exports and 1 of 11 of the world’s jobs. And now you can study it part-time, with work, family and other obligations, 100% online.It is crucial for success in tourism to follow trendsCreative thinking about news in the field of tourist offer is important for the success of an individual tourist organization. The main trends of the future are:• Emotional experiences• Experiences of local specialties• Body care• Gastronomy• Shopping• Escape from everyday lifeThe full article is available at links.You can find the only online program in the field of tourism in Croatia at DOBA FacultyProgram Business and management in tourism covers the most modern subjects in the field of trends in tourism, such as Development and design of top products and services in tourism, Sustainable tourism and the local environment, Social media strategies and marketing, Management of trends in tourism… We implement it in completely online, but don’t worry, we have been conducting online studies at DOBI for 18 years in a row, we have experience, international accreditation, developed support seven days a week, and your diploma will not say that you studied online, namely this way of studying is equivalent to classical – so officially, as in practice.Worried about an online degree? Due to the equality of both ways of studying, it is not written on your European diploma that you studied online.Do you want to get to know us better?At your disposal is the personal consultation of our manager for the Croatian market, Nuša Lazar, who is in Zagreb on Tuesday, February 6 and also, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Please register for the consultation by email [email protected] you are more comfortable at work or in a home armchair, join us at the online live presentation:• on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 12.00:19.00 or XNUMX:XNUMX. Sign up here.We will be happy to send you informative material if you trust us your contacts.At DOBA Faculty, we have prepared an interesting video that shows how to become a successful online student, among other obligations?last_img read more

You can sea forever from this Brighton home

first_imgThe home at 336 Flinders Pde, Brighton.Denise Howarth and husband Ron are still in awe of their home at 336 Flinders Pde, Brighton, but it’s time to downsize. The couple fell in love with the position, but the design needed an update when they moved in.“When somebody built this house they made it look like an old terrace house, and we’ve made it look more modern,” Mrs Howarth said. This included adding a huge front veranda, updating bathrooms, putting in new plantation shutters and adding a shed out the back.While the spruce-up has been great, there’s one big thing you can’t improve on, according to Mrs Howarth — the view. The deck looks out to the ocean.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“You’re looking at Redcliffe, you’re looking at Moreton Island and you’re looking at the water coming in and out. You’re looking at the ships going out, at the planes coming in, the people going past, looking at the kite surfers and horses running along the front,” she said. “You feel like you’re on holidays all the time.”The position is also just far enough out of Sandgate to avoid the crowds, but still close enough to make it a pleasant stroll to the good stuff.“I reckon it would be great for a family,” Mrs Howarth said.“It’s a perfect house for teenagers, too. You’ve got a downstairs area that’s got another kitchen if you wanted it, you’ve got plenty of room out the back and you can get away from each other.” The home has open-plan living spaces.But Mrs Howarth said it would definitely be the vista she missed most. “No matter where I am, from the kitchen, the lounge room, the sunroom, the dining room, the front deck, even walking down the hallway from the bedrooms, it’s like, ‘Wow!’ ”She hoped the next owner would love the home as much as they had.“I want somebody who deserves the house to buy it. Someone who’ll look after it and the gardens.”The property is being marketed by Jacqui McKeering and Adam Sarow from Jim McKeering Real Estate.last_img read more