URGENT ACTION ALERT TO SAVE AMERICA’S LAST WILD HORSES and BURROS FROM THE DEVASTATING BLM and USFS PLANNED GUTTING OF THE HERDS and CRIPPLING OF THOSE WHO REMAIN — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

by Craig Downer PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATORS TO STOP THIS HORRENDOUS $102-MILLION APPROPRIATION. The unanimously passed Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 (WFHBA) should be protecting America’s last remaining wild horses and burros. But our federal government has been either eliminating or reducing them to mere token, non-viable population levels upon their […]

URGENT ACTION ALERT TO SAVE AMERICA’S LAST WILD HORSES & BURROS FROM THE DEVASTATING BLM & USFS PLANNED GUTTING OF THE HERDS & CRIPPLING OF THOSE WHO REMAIN — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily reports A key uncertainty in climate projections is the amount of carbon emitted by thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called the priming effect. An international research team shows that the priming effect alone can cause emission of 40 billion tonnes carbon from permafrost by 2100. […]

Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils — Natural History Wanderings

African Hawk-Eagle — de Wets Wild

Aquila spilogaster An inhabitant of woodland and savanna habitats, the African Hawk-Eagle is a medium-sized eagle preying primarily on birds, mammals and reptiles up to 4kg in weight – no small feat for a bird that itself weighs only about 1.5kg (females are slightly bigger than males). African Hawk-Eagles are normally encountered in monogamous, territorial […]

African Hawk-Eagle — de Wets Wild

Nestlé corporation accused of killing many fish

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today: Nestlé sued for thousands of dead fish in French river A French fishing federation is suing food corporate giant Nestlé after finding thousands of dead fish in a river near a Nestlé factory. “Everything is dead over a length of seven kilometers,” says the fishing federation. The dead fish […]

Nestlé corporation accused of killing many fish

Sharks, Sharks Everywhere, Oh My — Common Sense And Ramblings In America

Sharks first appear in the fossil record roughly 420 million years ago, a time when fishes began to evolve. The ocean was a very different landscape, with most creatures lacking a backbone. Trilobites, creatures distantly related to spiders and horseshoe crabs, scurried across the seafloor while shelled cephalopods, relatives of squid and octopus, reigned as the […]

Sharks, Sharks Everywhere, Oh My — Common Sense And Ramblings In America

Protecting Our Heritage Saving Endangered Species — Common Sense And Ramblings In America

Every species of animal that becomes extinct is lost forever. There are rich people out there that are willing to pay huge amounts of money to hunt endangered species. Chinese poachers are killing sharks for their fins (shark fin soup) at an unsustainable rate. Sharks help to keep the oceans healthy by killing off all […]

Protecting Our Heritage Saving Endangered Species — Common Sense And Ramblings In America

Court Overturns Trump Administration Policy That Sharply Curtailed Protections for Migratory Birds — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release A federal court today overturned a Trump administration reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that had upended decades of enforcement and let industry polluters entirely off the hook for killing birds. The administration argued the law only applied to intentional killing of birds and not “incidental” killing from […]

Court Overturns Trump Administration Policy That Sharply Curtailed Protections for Migratory Birds — Natural History Wanderings

High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Atlantic Population Faces 50% Drop by 2050, Pacific Declining 5% Annually WASHINGTON— A new review of leatherback sea turtle science concludes that seven distinct populations of leatherback sea turtles face a high extinction risk. The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a finding […]

High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations — Natural History Wanderings

Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life.. — CHINA EXPOSED

A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific islands has stirred alarm over ‘indiscriminate’ fishing practices Jonathan Green had been tracking a whale shark named Hope across the eastern Pacific for 280 days when the satellite transmissions from a GPS tag on her dorsal fin abruptly stopped. It was not unusual for the GPS signal […]

Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life.. — CHINA EXPOSED

Yellow-throated Plated Lizard — de Wets Wild

Gerrhosaurus flavigularis The Yellow-throated Plated Lizard is a medium-sized (45cm total length, of which two-thirds are made up by the tail) and very graceful reptile occurring in all South Africa’s provinces, being absent only from the arid western and central parts of the country, and northwards to Ethiopia and Sudan. They’re a diurnal and burrowing […]

Yellow-throated Plated Lizard — de Wets Wild