Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January — Natural History Wanderings

The BBC reports The number of trees cut down in the Brazilian Amazon in January far exceeded deforestation for the same month last year, according to government satellite data. The area destroyed was five times larger than 2021, the highest January total since records began in 2015. Environmentalists accuse Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro of allowing […]

Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January — Natural History Wanderings

California Redwood Forest Returned to Native American Tribes — Natural History Wanderings

NBC Bay Area The descendants of Native American tribes on the Northern California coast are reclaiming a bit of their heritage that includes ancient redwoods that have stood since their ancestors walked the land. Save the Redwoods League planned to announce Tuesday that it is transferring more than 500 acres (202 hectares) on the Lost […]

California Redwood Forest Returned to Native American Tribes — Natural History Wanderings

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, January 2021Sentence inspired by Keats’ “To Autumn“ Now over to all of you. Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings. I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title […]

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

How Redwoods Are Dealing With Fire and Climate Change  — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reports on the impact of fire and climate change on California’s redwood forests California’s iconic old-growth redwoods are incredibly resilient and built to survive fires. But even they may find it harder to rebound amid the mounting impacts of climate change. Read or listen to the report at  California’s Ancient Redwoods Face New Challenge […]

How Redwoods Are Dealing With Fire and Climate Change  — Natural History Wanderings

Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Wild over the planet is vanishing for an enormous scope, as per another examination that discovered human exercises had changed over a region the size of Mexico from basically unblemished characteristic scenes to intensely adjusted ones in only 13 years. The loss of 1.9m square kilometers (735,000 sq miles) of flawless biological systems would have […]

Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

How Old are Joshua Trees? — Natural History Wanderings

Joshua Tree National Park reports Age is just a number… but for Joshua trees, we don’t know that number! Determining the age of Joshua trees has been a challenge. Joshua trees are part of the agave family and so they don’t have tree rings. Tree rings are the typical way scientists measure a tree’s age. […]

How Old are Joshua Trees? — Natural History Wanderings