Japan: They Love Killing Whales – Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan. — World Animals Voice

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/11/campaigners-condemn-killing-of-minke-whale-trapped-in-nets-in-japan Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan Animal killed with what appeared to be exploding harpoon, after one ‘half-hearted’ attempt to free it Animal welfare campaigners have condemned the killing of a trapped minke whale off the coast of Taiji, a town in Japan best known for its annual dolphin cull. The […]

Japan: They Love Killing Whales – Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan. — World Animals Voice

593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release 593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes Proposed Legislation Would Expand Requirements for Boater Safety Education ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Florida wildlife officials have proposed new boating safety education requirements after another year of accidents and collisions took a deadly toll on people and […]

593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes — Natural History Wanderings

Trump Administration, in Parting Gift to Industry, Reverses Bird Protections  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times  reports The Trump administration gutted protections for migratory birds on Tuesday, delivering a parting gift to the oil and gas industry, which has long sought to be shielded from liability for killing birds unintentionally in oil spills, toxic waste ponds and other environmental disasters. The final rule comes less than a […]

Trump Administration, in Parting Gift to Industry, Reverses Bird Protections  — Natural History Wanderings

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

The Issue with Tissue: How the U.S. Is Flushing Forests Away — Natural History Wanderings

But toilet paper’s ubiquity and low sticker price belie a much, much higher cost: it is taking a dramatic and irreversible toll on the Canadian boreal forest, and our global climate. As a new report from NRDC and Stand.earth outlines, when you flush that toilet paper, chances are you are flushing away part of a […]

The Issue with Tissue: How the U.S. Is Flushing Forests Away — Natural History Wanderings

The whimsical world of weeds: what’s in a name? — The Invasives Blog

Invasive weeds are everywhere – not just in our domestic gardens but on a grander scale on the grasslands of Kenya and Ethiopia as well as the Great Plains in the United States and Canada, including the world-famous Rocky Mountains. However, far from deserving a starring role in the latest Western movie, these ‘band’ of……

The whimsical world of weeds: what’s in a name? — The Invasives Blog

Species Loss Affects basis of Life of Humans — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily reports Current species loss also affects our food, water supply, building materials and energy sources. This is confirmed by one of the biggest biodiversity experiments. Researchers found that ecosystem functions cannot only be predicted from the properties of plants, but that the entire complexity of biotic and abiotic interactions has to be considered. Read […]

Species Loss Affects basis of Life of Humans — 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

Pesticide Atrazine Likely Harms More Than 1,000 Endangered Species — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release EPA: Widely Used Pesticide Atrazine Likely Harms More Than 1,000 Endangered Species Finding Comes Two Months After Agency Reapproved Herbicide for 15 Years WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment today finding that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine is likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation’s most […]

Pesticide Atrazine Likely Harms More Than 1,000 Endangered Species — Natural History Wanderings

A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean . . . — Repeating Islands

The full title of this article is “A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean looks to be safe — for now.” Jariel Arvin (Vox) writes that the FSO Nabarima’s precarious situation has worried activists and governments for months. [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] A stranded […]

A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean . . . — Repeating Islands