Earthrise, The Blue Marble, Pale Blue Dot, was taken December 24, 1968 by Apollo 8 astronauts circling the moon, the first men to do so.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthrise on December 27, 2015:
The US EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) provides a good overview of the importance of wetlands. The EPA has spent tax payers' dollars to create this web section, as the found out it's a scientific fact that wetlands are critical to our planet's health.
Won't the Fresh Water Marsh and Vernal Pool on Parcel 9U be polluted if the developer pipes in polluted sea water from Basin B as proposed.
One story about California's 2015 Governor Brown in the newspaper LA Times today (December 12th, 2015) "Brown talks of drastic steps, perils at the Paris summit...and his legacy on climate" contains a quote worth considering "Instead of being a burden [climate change], it's really an opportunity to live lighter on the planet," he said during one event.
Watch Patricia McPherson video interview, published May 2014, of her efforts to document and have responsible city engineers fix a life threatening fire hazard on Miracle Mile, along Museum Row Wilshire Blvd, surrounding the Los Angeles La Brea Tar Pits.