A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river in the U.S. West that serves 40 million people. Most of the seven states that get water from the Colorado River have signed off on plans to keep the waterway from crashing amid a prolonged drought, climate change and increased demands. But California and Arizona have not, missing deadlines from the federal government. Arizona […]

via California Water Agencies Fight Over Multistate Drought Plan — KTLA

A repeat post from long ago, a reminder that severe weather has been with us for a long time, particularly since this November’s severe weather has once again triggered the climate alarmists … I’m sure most of you have heard of the 1975 Great Lakes storm that brought down the ship, S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, that […]

via Climate Change: The Horrifying Great Lakes “White Hurricane” of 1913 — Stella’s Place

Dolphins may be in serious trouble as ocean temperatures – affected by global warming – continue to rise. After a heat wave struck the waters of Western Australia in 2011, scientists noticed warmer ocean temperatures caused fewer dolphin births and decreased the animal’s survival rate. The heat wave caused the water temperature of an area called Shark Bay to rise about 4 degrees above the annual average. After the heat wave, the survival rate for some species of dolphins fell by 12%, […]

via Warming oceans are killing dolphins, causing fewer dolphin births, study finds — KFOR.com

Source: PR from the Center for Biological Diversity “New border-wall construction will decimate the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas…” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to release public records on President Trump’s plans to build border walls through protected national wildlife […]

via Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Border Wall Plans in National Wildlife Refuges — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The Guardian reports The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the […]

via Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’ — Natural History Wanderings