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Canada is the world's second-largest country after Russia. The country stretches across 3.8 million square miles (9.9 million square kilometres). Canada is almost equal in size to China (9,596,961 sq km), but its proximity to the North Pole makes it look much larger than China.
The area north of the treeline: 2,728,800 km2, over 27% of Canada's total area.
Canada's land border: 8,890-km border with the United States, is the longest international border in the world.
#Canada is divided into numerous geographical zones. Average elevation is 487 m above sea level. The highest mountain peak (Mount Logan) is at 5,959 meters. The country has 52,455 mostly uninhabited islands in the open sea. #geography
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#Ticketmaster's spectacular failure to sell tickets to Taylor Swift's first tour in five years revived scrutiny of the ticketing/venue/promotion/management monopoly, especially the #JunkFees the company sucks out of fans' pockets:

1/ A stunning view of sunrise ...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/11/30/mil… 2/
What's a junk fee? It's all the crap that Ticketmaster tacks onto the cost of your ticket, like a "convenience fee" for using a credit card. Once all these fees are assessed, *78% of the price of some tickets* is just fees.

vulture.com/2022/10/biden-… 3/
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1. Firefighters in California are in a desperate battle to defend giant sequoias

Like glaciers or coral reefs, it is another example where climate change threatens some of the most beautiful sights on our planet.

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#Sequoia #wildfires #California #ClimateCrisis
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2. The changing climate changes the planet, including some of the most beautiful sights that you may see in your lives.

From the magnificent glaciers in the mountains to the coral reefs in the oceans, we destroy the most iconic examples of nature.

theplanet.substack.com/p/firefighters…
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3. I remember how amazed I was in the 1990s when seeing some of these enormous trees in California.

Standing on the forest floor and looking up, they seemed to grow into infinity.

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#nature #forests #SequoiaNationalPark #California #hiking
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (Part 6)
Only one party recognizes the urgent existential crisis facing our planet. Only one party believes in science and solutions. 1/22
#Democrats will partner with states and local communities to make smart investments to avoid the loss of life and property, prevent flooding, mitigate disaster risks, and adapt to costly, growing climate impacts. 2/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction
#Democrats recognize that climate change poses serious risks to the economy and the financial system.
We will require public companies to disclose climate risks and greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and supply chains. 3/22 #DemPartyPlatform #ClimateAction
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About climbing my 1st 14er, campaigning for @PeteButtigieg at 14,000ft, finding community with strangers, an electrifying moment, and the biggest surprise of my life!
We arrived at the #MtEvans trailhead around 7:30am, the peak was lost in fast moving clouds. #14er
Mt Evans magnets & shirts don't lie, the GOATS! So awesome.
We had goats greet us at the trailhead, we kept our distance &
ogled them with delight. #14ers
#OhWhataBeautifulMorning
#TeamPete, I brought my @playmobil #minime & a #Pete2020 banner for some inspiring photos exploring #AmericatheBeautiful.
#SummitLake parking lot, with another 2,00-odd ft to ascend to the peak of #MtEvans, a #14er that I can see from my house, SE of Denver!
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Trump’s “border crisis” is a fraud, the wall is a wasteful and ineffective way to secure the border, and the only national emergency here is the damage Trump’s fragile ego is doing to the country.
As the #TrumpShutdown drags on, low-income families could be evicted if they lose access to their housing vouchers, while the administration is turning away new applicants in need of affordable housing. nbcnews.com/politics/polit…
Mothers and children will go hungry, unable to access nutrition assistance. Kids in schools will be denied free and reduced cost lunch, leaving them without healthy meals during the day. #TrumpShutdown cbsnews.com/news/governmen…
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From Yellowstone to Joshua Tree, Everglades to Shenandoah here in Virginia, our #NationaParks are a treasured part of America’s natural history and heritage. #NationalParksWeek
Unfortunately, years of underfunding has produced a massive $11.6 billion (with a B) maintenance backlog at our national parks. Many are in a critical state of disrepair.
Virginia ranks 5th in terms of states with the greatest need for maintenance. Over $800 million in deferred maintenance has left Shenandoah, Jamestown, Fredericksburg, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and other national parks in need of significant repairs.
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President Trump's first year in office ended with a government shutdown, putting parks at risk. That's fitting, because we've never seen a tougher year for public lands. Here's a recap of attacks on national parks and public lands during #TrumpsFirstYear (thread)
Jan. 23, 2017: @POTUS institutes a hiring freeze for Federal civilian employees, including an already under-staffed and underfunded @NPS npca.org/articles/1456-… #TrumpsFirstYear
Jan. 30, 2017: @POTUS guts existing regulatory standards by requiring repeal of 2 regulations for every one enacted, and offsetting costs for new rules by rescinding existing ones. @Interior begins dismantling protections for public lands theatlantic.com/business/archi… #TrumpsFirstYear
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