Outdoor World

‘Like a bad sci-fi movie’: life in a deserted Los Angeles under coronavirus

A normally bustling city has been put on hold while the state grapples with the pandemic and how to slow its spread Across Los Angeles, the air is fresh and unpolluted, the shutdown of the entire region feels like Christmas Day on repeat, except instead of staying at home to celebrate, people are closed all school campuses, shutting down the second-largest school district in the US. Everybodys paranoid. People are just terrified of even saying hello. The two had been watching nonstop TV, but now were hoping to find a…

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The system is broken: the billionaire investor who fears a return to the 1930s

Ray Dalio, who has a near $19bn fortune, is one of a handful of the 0.01% to go public with concerns about the system that created that wealth Ray Dalio, the billionaire investor, has just released his first childrens book. Its a bedtime story he hopes will inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. There are other stories that keep Dalio awake at night. Stock markets have soared in recent years, employers are struggling to find workers, inflation is under control. And yet: This period is very similar to…

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‘I couldn’t prise its jaws open’: the woman who fought a mountain lion to save her dog

Ilene Dondlinger of California says she does not want the big cat killed, despite its fatal attack on her miniature schnauzer When Ilene Dondlinger jumped on the mountain lion attacking her miniature schnauzer in the early hours of 5 December, she reacted without thinking. The 54-year-old wrestled with the big cat in her backyard, desperately trying to open its jaws to save her beloved dog Pumba. But there was nothing she could do. I couldnt prise its jaws open, no matter what I did, Dondlinger said, detailing how she punched,…

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‘A problem in every national forest’: tree thieves were behind Washington wildfire

Tree theft, which led to the deadly Maple fire in Washington, may be costing the US Forest Service up to $100m each year When two men discovered a rare and valuable towering bigleaf maple tree in Washington states Olympic national forest last year, they allegedly set about trying to steal it. But there was a problem the tree was home to a bee hive. The men reportedly tried to use a wasp killer to get rid of it. When that didnt work, one allegedly poured gasoline on it, and lit…

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Jurors refuse to convict activist facing 20 years for helping migrants

Jury could not reach a verdict against Scott Daniel Warren who was arrested in 2018 for giving migrants water, food and lodging A US jury could not reach a verdict on Tuesday against a border activist who, defense attorneys say, was simply being kind by providing two migrants with water, food and lodging when he was arrested in early 2018. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/11/arizona-activist-migrant-water-scott-daniel-warren-verdict

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