From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Kristina Cahill Long Beach, Calif., To the Editor: Re “ Mr. Puck’s Good Idea ” (editorial, March 26): Thank you for writing about the restaurateur Wolfgang Puck and his desire to buy meat raised humanely. This issue is an important one and needs to be talked about. If we are to live in a more peaceful world, we must abandon the cruelty on our plates. March 27, 2007 To the Editor: Livestock producers raise their animals under humane standards and under the care of a veterinarian.

Snowy Plover Chicks on Okaloosa Island

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For the most part it remains undeveloped, with rolling dunes, long beaches, and green marshes. I have seen dozens of Snowy Plovers and other shorebirds along the Emerald Coast of Florida, but until last week I had never seen their chicks! Nesting season has been underway for weeks here, and I was becoming worried I would never catch a glimpse of their tiny forms.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

22, 2009 The writer is professor emeritus at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. I learned an effective response long ago that has benefited both my blood pressure and friendships. To the Editor: Re “ Animal, Vegetable, Miserable ,” by Gary Steiner (Op-Ed, Nov.

Birding Mount Baldy in June

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Because I had watched some of the kids solo the day before I was given special dispensation to spend a couple of hours on the mountain before we all headed out to the aquarium in Long Beach. The mountains of southern California are a necessary escape from the heat, smog, and suburbia that can plague the denizens of places like Orange County and Los Angeles. Mount Baldy, more properly though less popularly known as Mount San Antonio, is no exception.

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The Front Cover Bird

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The road winds among the home steads enveloped in a thick and salty scent of sun-drying fish, by children playfully chasing each other next to muddy puddles and long-drop loos in the shape of separate tents… Another cart, this time an ass cart loaded with a huge fishing net and – the end. Walking along the beach, scanning from time to time: tents, gulls, fish, dogs, asses, fishermen and so on. …or journey to the end of the world.

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Watching Whales in New York City from the American Princess

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Well, that is Long Beach in the background and that is a whale in the foreground. My parents made the drive down to New York City to visit Daisy, Desi, and me in Queens on Sunday and I had a great plan for the day. Whale-watching! This may come as somewhat of a surprise to those who don’t know about it but the waters just off of Queens can apparently be pretty good for whales at the right time of year.

Minyirr Park, Broome

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Broome is famous for its beautiful long beach, Cable Beach, which runs for approximately 23 kilometres from Gantheaume Point in the south to Willie Creek in the north. It is possible to walk or cycle this beach, but you need to be aware of the tide times for cycling as there is up to 10 metres of movement and the sand can become too soft to cycle on at high tide. Tree Martin and Cable Beach.

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