Until the project has ended, we are not planning to go anywhere. This is similar to some of the struggles we encounter in Arizona. On our reservation, we’re surrounded by six coal-fired plants. And that’s not by accident; that’s by design. And so, again, we have natural resources and indigenous cultures, and the corporations that profit from it. It is because of our coal on our reservation that we made progress possible. We provide electricity in not only Arizona, but Nevada, but also somewhat of Southern California, as well. And so, again, we make progress possible, yet we don’t get to participate in it. Some of our elders don’t have running water or have electricity in some areas of our reservation. And so, that is something that brought me here to Standing Rock, because it is a different location, but it’s the same fight, because, ultimately, when you look at this, it is all indigenous land. And so, I saw this as the natural transition to come here and offer what I could in service of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
But the charismatic cat may no longer be alone: As Karin Brulliard reports forThe Washington Post,
officials think they’ve spotted a second male jaguar in the wilds of
the Huachuca Mountains in Arizona. If the sighting was indeed
legitimate—and the animal isn’t El Jefe himself—the animal would be the
second wild jaguar in the United States…
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video of a pheonix haboob. a haboob describes a weather event in which a collapsing thunderstorm exhales a burst of wind. this burst of wind, or outflow, collects dust in the surrounding arid environment, which can grow into a towering dark cloud that sweeps across the landscape.
haboobs are common in the desert southwest and the middle east, where the term originated. (habb is arabic for wind). they are very localized phenomena, as opposed to dust and sand storms, which tend to cover more territory. of note, the plural of haboob is haboobies. (video)
The London Bridge is located in
Lake Havasu, Arizona. When the 1800s
bridge could no longer support the
modern traffic crossing the
River Thames, the city of London
put it up for sale. The developer of
Lake Havasu bought it to drive tourism
to his hot, dry, out-of-the way area.
His plan worked, and Lake Havasu is
now a popular retirement and
tourist destination. Source