Fires in Brazil’s Amazon Surge to Highest Rate in 13 Years JUL 02, 2020 In Brazil, new government data show fires in the Amazon region jumped by 20% in June to a 13-year high for the month. Campaigners say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers, with the encouragement […]

via The Amazon is on fire Again!!! — Eslkevin’s Blog

This is a video about a turquoise-browed motmot in Costa Rica. From the American Ornithological Society Publications Office: Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck Updates to the official list of North and Central American bird species June 30, 2020 The latest supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Checklist of North and Middle American Birds, published […]


From The Los Angeles Times (Sammy Roth): If, like me, you live in Los Angeles — or Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City — you drink water from the Colorado River. You probably eat vegetables grown with Colorado River water, and maybe you eat beef fed on alfalfa grown with Colorado River water. […]

via A long-simmering water battle comes to a boil in Southern California — The Los Angeles Times #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch “Wild Lands Wild Horses” is an exploratory docu-series traveling across 10 states within 150M+ acres of public lands. Wild Horse advocate and photographer, Jamie Baldanza & Deb Lee Carson, transports us through America’s western landscape bringing national awareness to the majestic lives and politically complicated lives of America’s Wild Horse. America’s wild horses are […]

via Wild Lands Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

News Release from Freiburg University A three-dimensional network of fibers makes the bark resistant to fire and rock fall The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) has developed effective strategies to protect itself against external influences in its natural environment in the Sierra Nevada. Its bark ensures that the tree survives wild fires and rock fall almost […]

via How the giant sequoia protects itself — Natural History Wanderings

BioNews writes about the recently-published Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) 2019 annual report. “Last year marked an important year as new research provided insight into local green and hawksbill turtle populations. Understanding annual shifts and long-term trends for these turtles will provide key information to designing conservation strategies for the future.” STCB works to collect […]

via Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire: A Year in Review — Repeating Islands