The Daily Populous

Sunday September 9th, 2018 day edition

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Blu and Jewel ultimately fall in love, have a baby and the movie ends happily – with the hope that the literal lovebirds can save their species.

In the real world, however, Blu would've been too late.

And sadly, one of those species is the beautiful Spix's Macaw.

The species is now considered extinct in the wild, although some of the birds survive in breeding programs.

Evolutionary changes that once unfolded over hundreds of thousands of years are now happening much more rapidly, right in front of our eyes.

And conservationists, like those at BirdLife International, are working tirelessly to protect the world's animals in the face of that.

And at the very least, in the case of the Spix's Macaw, children for generations to come will still be able to derive joy from their unique beauty – albeit in animated form. »

Is Bamboo a Grass or a Tree?

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Bamboo Plant Bamboo is a perennial grass plant with hollow circular stems.

Cultivation of Bamboo Bamboo plants are best grown in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 10.

Harvesting Bamboo Bamboo shoots can be harvested each spring when they have grown 6 inches above the soil. »

NYC subway station at site of 9/11 attack reopens after nearly 2 decades

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A once heavily-used subway station destroyed when the Twin Towers collapsed finally reopened Saturday, nearly two decades after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Pictures taken after the attack show the station buried under debris, a gaping hole above it, and its metal beams bent nearly in half.

The new station is fully accessible and is air-tempered to keep subway riders cooler on hot days, the MTA says. »

Serena Williams unleashes furious rant at umpire as she loses US Open 2018 final to Naomi Osaka

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For the first time ever at the US Open, the trophy ceremony was drowned out by boos when compere Tom Rinaldi stood up to take charge.

Williams then dissolved into tears as she tried to bring some positivity to what was a desperately disappointing way for Osaka to open her grand-slam account.

Let’s make this the best moment we can, let’s not boo any more,” said Williams. »