Tag Archives: U.S.

Why the U.S. Government Just Dropped 10,000 Dead Christmas Trees in a New Orleans Wildlife Refuge

Bales of discarded Christmas trees were dropped in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday.Photo: Courtesy Southeast Lousiana Refuges In an annual tradition stretching back more than two decades, on Thursday the National Guard and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teamed up to drop nearly 10,000 spent Christmas trees into a New Orleans wildlife refuge. Apparently, it’s all ... Read More »

White House Aims to Speed U.S. Drone, Wireless Technologies

FILE PHOTO – An Airspace Systems Interceptor autonomous aerial drone flies during a product demonstration in Castro Valley, California March 6, 2017. Picture taken March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is bringing together drone makers, wireless companies and venture capitalists on Thursday to look at ways government can help speed new technologies to the ... Read More »

Indisputable proof that Washington D.C. is the saddest sports city in the U.S.

If you’re a sports fan in Washington D.C. on Thursday, we’re here to give you a virtual hug. Wednesday night was super rough with the Capitals blowing yet another Game 7 and the Wizards falling to the Boston Celtics. At least the Nationals won a game, right? And it was over the Baltimore Orioles, too. That’s got to help just ... Read More »

U.S. Fish and Wildlife holds annual “Christmas Tree Drop”

Some helicopters flew over New Orleans East as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted its annual “Christmas Tree Drop.” Thousands of re-purposed Christmas trees from New Orleans will get a new life as breakwaters in ponds at the refuge. These breakwaters will slow wave and water movement, trap silt, and encourage the growth of marsh grasses. Last year Orleans ... Read More »