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A federal court said Nov. 22 that the decline of a food source resulting from global warming is sufficient reason to keep animals — in this case Yellowstone grizzlies — protected under the Endangered Species Act.
The ruling not only establishes a legal foothold that could require the government to take action to preserve species facing extinction by climate changes. The ruling could open the door to challenges against the current Endangered Species Act, which currently requires action one species at a time, rather than on behalf of all habitation on the planet. Read on at Christian Science Monitor
Amazon forest loss at lowest in 23 years: Brazil: Science Daily
Dave Sanders Gone Rogue
When Steve Jobs said “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy”, he wasn’t endorsing Dave Sanders: Fiber-Optics Exec by Day, Defender of Justice at Night.
(Excerpt) U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez didn’t know what to make of the man standing in his courtroom for sentencing on September 7, 2010. Dave Sanders was a successful corporate sales executive—a widower who was raising his three young children in a suburb outside Sacramento, California… the 43-year-old had confessed to operating a bizarre paramilitary vigilante squad that targeted people involved in Ponzi schemes. His team included a 365-pound US postal worker and a woman who looked like a Playboy Playmate; it was equal parts SWAT team and three-ring circus, and it had landed Sanders here, in a Sacramento courthouse, facing up to 11 years in prison. Read on Wired Magazine cover story.
Sienna Miller will play acclaimed actress Tippi Hedren opposite Sean Connery in a film ‘The Girl’. The drama claims that Alfred Hitchcock — was was notoriously enchanted with blondes — was obsessed with the actress, who thwarted his advances.
When Hedren refused his advances, Hitchcock set out to ban her from acting, says Hollywood gossip and Donald Spoto’s account of the couple’s relationship in his 2008 book ‘Spellbound By Beauty.’
Tippi Hedren has enjoyed a fulfilling, philanthropic life since her acting days. Read on about her work with animal rights and endangered species — especially big cats — and also Vietnam refugees.
Progressing Beyond Tokenism
A new report “20-first’s Global Gender Balance Scorecard” digs deeper into the world’s top 300 companies, looking at Executive Committee Composition. While we dig into the details, at a top level, the US leads, but there is no reason for applause. In an analysis of America’s Top 100 companies, only 205 (or 17%) of Executive Committee members are female and the majority (125) are in staff or support positions like HR or legal. Only 60 women in America’s top 100 companies are in Executive Committee line or operational roles.
Elizabeth Taylor Love Affair
Diamonds and Pearls: British Vogue looks at Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry auction at Christies.
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Movin’ on Up for Tavi Gevinson
“I will be begging her for a job,” 44-year-old writer Cintra Wilson, best known for her cutting “Critical Shopper” column at The New York Times, said introducing Tavi Gevinson at The Economist’s World in 2012 Festival, “even though I have shoes older than she is.” Read on via Stylist
Tavi at Economist 2012
Tavi frequently apologized for her speech, admitting, “I’m a better writer than I am a talker…I don’t know why I’m so apologetic. It’s actually super annoying. [Apologizing] is such a stupid thing that girls are supposed to do when they feel bad for talking or taking up space.”