As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’ — Natural History Wanderings

If the Great Salt Lake, which has already shrunk by two-thirds, continues to dry up, here’s what’s in store: The lake’s flies and brine shrimp would die off — scientists warn it could start as soon as this summer — threatening the 10 million migratory birds that stop at the lake annually to feed on […]

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’ — Natural History Wanderings

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings

press release from Center for Biological Diversity Scientists Predict Extinction in 20 Years for Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles; Conservation Efforts Needed Immediately SAN FRANCISCO— A new study finds that the Western Pacific population of leatherback sea turtles, which includes the leatherbacks that feed in West Coast waters, has continued to decline since the 1980s. If these […]

Leatherback Sea Turtles Could Be Extinct In 20 Years — Natural History Wanderings

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction — Natural History Wanderings

New York Times Science reported on ocean life facing mass extinction risk today. They reported A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. “We may be sitting on […]

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction — Natural History Wanderings

Climate change report: Earth has 11 years to avoid the worst scenarios — Natural History Wanderings

NPR Reports The current rate of greenhouse gas pollution is so high that Earth has about 11 years to rein in emissions if countries want to avoid the worst damage from climate change in the future, a new study concludes. Despite dipping in 2020 because of the global pandemic, greenhouse gas emissions are on track […]

Climate change report: Earth has 11 years to avoid the worst scenarios — Natural History Wanderings

Study finds Western megadrought is the worst in 1,200 years — Natural History Wanderings

NPR  reports The Western U.S. and northern Mexico are experiencing their driest period in at least 1,200 years, according to the new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The last comparable — though not as severe — multidecade megadrought occurred in the 1500s, when the West was still largely inhabited by Native American […]

Study finds Western megadrought is the worst in 1,200 years — Natural History Wanderings

What Yosemite looks like in 2100 with climate change — Natural History Wanderings

SF Gate has an article on What Yosemite looks like in 2100 with climate change and how it will impact the flora and fauna in the park and what needs to be done to protect the park Meeting the Paris Agreement is key to the future of Yosemite. Read article at  What Yosemite looks like in […]

What Yosemite looks like in 2100 with climate change — Natural History Wanderings

Accepted sea otter population estimate at 1911 as inaccurate as rejected polar bear estimate for 1960s — polarbearscience

Sea otter specialists, without shame or apology, routinely use a benchmark figure of ‘about 2,000’ for the pre-protection population size of the species at 1911 based on extremely limited evidence yet polar bear specialists refuse to accept a benchmark figure for the 1960s despite the existence of eight published estimates made by experts at the […]

Accepted sea otter population estimate at 1911 as inaccurate as rejected polar bear estimate for 1960s — polarbearscience

Earth’s Water Cycle Is Changing Dramatically, And Much Faster Than We Predicted — Eslkevin’s Blog

(john finney photography/Getty Images) ENVIRONMENT Earth’s Water Cycle Is Changing Dramatically, And Much Faster Than We Predicted TAIMOOR SOHAIL & JAN ZIKA, THE CONVERSATION 24 FEBRUARY 2022 Fresh water cycles from ocean to air to clouds to rivers and back to the oceans. This constant shuttling can give us the illusion of certainty. Fresh water […]

Earth’s Water Cycle Is Changing Dramatically, And Much Faster Than We Predicted — Eslkevin’s Blog

‘Striking’ Expansion of Two Antarctic Flowering Plants Is a Climate Warning — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceAlert  reports Flowering plants in the Antarctic region are rapidly expanding, scientists say, indicating the continuing effects of climate change on the continent. The findings suggest we may have reached a tipping point in this fragile, remote ecosystem. Read more at ‘Striking’ Expansion of Two Antarctic Flowering Plants Is a Climate Warning

‘Striking’ Expansion of Two Antarctic Flowering Plants Is a Climate Warning — Natural History Wanderings

Great Backyard Bird Count – February 12-15, 2021.  — Natural History Wanderings

Each year people from around the world come together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds. Join us in February! Learn how to participate at  Great Backyard Bird Count – Join us February 12-15, 2021. When the world comes together for the love of birds

Great Backyard Bird Count – February 12-15, 2021.  — Natural History Wanderings