This iconic California tree could go extinct. But some officials are wary of naming it ‘threatened’ — Natural History Wanderings

The San Francisco Chronicle reports The otherworldly and iconic Joshua tree, subject of album covers, postcards and untold numbers of Instagram photos, could be listed as a threatened species in California to protect it from desert development and eventual extinction — but state wildlife officials have signaled opposition to the new status. Next Wednesday, the state […]

This iconic California tree could go extinct. But some officials are wary of naming it ‘threatened’ — Natural History Wanderings

As World Warms, Brazil Destroys Record Rate its Amazon Forrests — Eslkevin’s Blog

Brazil’s Amazon Suffered Record Rate of Deforestation in April MAY 10, 2022 In Brazil, deforestation in the Amazon rainforest surged to a new record high for the month of April. Last month’s forest loss nearly doubled the amount reported last April which itself set a record. Deforestation has surged under the right-wing presidency of Jair […]

As World Warms, Brazil Destroys Record Rate its Amazon Forrests — Eslkevin’s Blog

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

In “Conservationists Pen Action Plan to Protect Extremely Elusive and Endangered Seabird,” BirdsCaribbean explains the push to protect the endangered diablotin or Black-capped Petrel, a species endemic to the Caribbean, saying that “Conserving the Diablotin” informed by a decade of exploration and research. The Endangered Black-capped Petrel is a seabird so secretive that ten years […]

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

Oppose First Idaho Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well! — Wild Idaho Rising Tide

Proposed Injection Well & Aquifer Exemption On Friday, January 14, 2022, the Region 10 water division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Seattle, Washington, issued public notice of a draft permit (ID-2D001-A) for an underground injection control (UIC) well application, authorizing the first Class II oil and gas waste well in Idaho, in […]

Oppose First Idaho Oil & Gas Waste Injection Well! — Wild Idaho Rising Tide

Bald eagle recovery hampered by use of lead ammunition — Natural History Wanderings

NPR  reports The bald eagle population has slowly recovered from the impact of a pesticide that nearly drove them to extinction decades ago. But now researchers at Cornell University have found that lead ammunition continues to hamper the resilience of these American icons. Read more at  Bald eagle recovery hampered by use of lead ammunition […]

Bald eagle recovery hampered by use of lead ammunition — Natural History Wanderings

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Washington Department of Wildlife Secretly Sends Aerial Gunners for Wolf Pack Agency Sends Helicopter to Gun Down Huckleberry Pack Despite Assurances to Rely on Nonlethal Means to Curb Loss of Livestock OLYMPIA, Wash.— Conservation groups learned today that the Washington Department of Wildlife has abandoned nonlethal measures to deter further […]

Washington Using HelicoptersTo Kill Wolves — Natural History Wanderings

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times has an opinion piece on the slaughter of wolves A slaughter of wolves is underway in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming that has no precedent in the past 100 years. Hunters in Idaho can shoot or trap as many as they like year-round on private land. They can lure wolves within gun range […]

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West  — Natural History Wanderings

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

The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea — Antinuclear

One of them is the K-27, once known as the “golden fish” because of its high cost. The 360ft-long (118m) attack submarine (a submarine designed to hunt other submarines) was plagued with problems since its 1962 launch with its experimental liquid-metal-cooled reactors, one of which ruptured six years later and exposed nine sailors to fatal doses […]

The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea  — Antinuclear

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive, and it shows.Most of the 360 or so North Atlantic right whales alive today bear scars from entanglements in fishing gear and collisions with speeding ships and, according to a new study, they are much smaller than they should be. Read more at On […]

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings