Astonish Me is a short film for WWF starring Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton. It is a magical tale of adventure and discovery showcasing some of the extraordinary species recently found around the world. ‘Astonish Me’ has been created by acclaimed writer Stephen Poliakoff and director Charles Sturridge to celebrate WWF 50th anniversary.
Earth Hour 2011 is just hours away, depending where you are.
This year, Earth Hour will be celebrated on 8:30pm, Saturday, March 26, 2011 around the world.
From its inception as a single-city initiative — Sydney, Australia – in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global symbol of hope and movement for change. Earth Hour 2010 created history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in 128 countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the one thing that unites us all — the planet.
Sign up to earthhour.org, switch off your lights for Earth Hour 2011, and share the positive actions you will sustain for earth beyond the hour.
Sierra Nevada red fox in Lassen Peak region/Keith Slausen, US Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service managed to capture photographs of a supposedly extinct red fox through a motion-sensitive camera north of Yosemite National Park on Aug 11.
"The last known sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox in the Sonora Pass area was sometime in the 1920s," said Mike Crawley, Bridgeport District ranger. "Needless to say, we are quite surprised and excited by this find."
The Sierra Nevada red fox (vulpes vulpes necator) lives at high elevations, eating small mammals and birds. They have a reddish-colored head, back, and sides; black backs of the ears; black "socks" on their feet, and a white-tipped tail.
However, the only known population of the Sierra Nevada red fox is a group of roughly 20 animals clinging to survival in the Lassen Peak region, about 150 miles to the north.