Go Aruba! Aruba Today reports that the Plastic Ban Ordinance for Aruba will go into effect as of July 1, 2020; below is a list of products that are prohibited. The island’s government made a decision in 2017 to ban all single use plastic bags and has now extended it to include items as plastic […]

via Plastic Ban Ordinance for Aruba (July 1st) — Repeating Islands

Along B.C.’s Fraser River, concrete obstructions block 1,500 kilometres of fish habitat and ‘meat grinder’ pump stations kill fish. Critics say it’s time for fish-friendly flood control Traditional flood infrastructure can block fish passageways and make spawning areas unreachable. Photo: Eiko Jones / Watershed Watch Salmon Society Some folks call flood pump stations “meat grinders.” […]

via Flood infrastructure: ‘the biggest salmon habitat issue you’ve never heard of’ — County Sustainability Group

I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports A rampant trade in Asian birds for their beautiful songs is emptying forests of sound and life. Read story at I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct • The Revelator

I Know Why the Caged Songbird Goes Extinct — Natural History Wanderings

Microplastic pollution has reached every part of the planet — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Minuscule plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rodents pass quickly into the hearts, minds and different organs of their embryos, research shows. It is the primary examination in a live warm blooded creature to show that the placenta doesn’t impede such particles. The examinations likewise showed that the rodent babies presented to the particles […]

Microplastic pollution has reached every part of the planet — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic — including hundreds of species people depend on for food. Read about study at  New Research Shows Just How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic • The Revelator

How Many Fish Are Eating Plastic — Natural History Wanderings

Here’s a guest column from Bruce Babbit that is running in The Vail Daily: It is no exaggeration to say that a mega-drought not seen in 500 years has descended on the seven Colorado River Basin states: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California. That’s what the science shows, and that’s what the […]

via Opinion: Here’s how we can save the #ColoradoRiver — Bruce Babbit #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch

What it Means to be Critically Endangered — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Black rhino The IUCN has just issued a Red List update for African rhinos. Black rhino numbers have steadily been increasing since 1995, so why are they still considered Critically Endangered? Of the five living rhino species, three – the black, Sumatran and Javan rhinos – are classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red […]

What it Means to be Critically Endangered — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

IRF Statement on Hunt of Namibian Black Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

While the International Rhino Foundation does not condone the hunt of a Namibian rhino bull under the permit auctioned by the Dallas Safari Club, it is legal under Namibian and United States law, as well as under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

IRF Statement on Hunt of Namibian Black Rhino — The International Rhino Foundation Blog

Hunters Kill 20% of Wisconsin’s Wolf Population in Just 3 Days of Hunting Season — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Todd Richmond as published on Time “Here at SFTHH we are laser focused on the issues surrounding Equines in distress, both wild and domestic, but we DO keep our eyes open for other species suffering undue harm at the hand of humankind.  Be they Whales, Dolphins, Bison, Wolves or Seals…we are tuned in and […]

Hunters Kill 20% of Wisconsin’s Wolf Population in Just 3 Days of Hunting Season — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie

By Dana M Bergstrom (University of Wollongong), Euan Ritchie (Deakin University), Lesley Hughes (Macquarie University) and Michael Depledge (University of Exeter). This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. Seventeen years later, scientists […]

The Conversation: ‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing — Euan Ritchie