with Alan Taylor. A wildfire near Deans Gap, Australia, crosses the Princes Highway. Firefighters are battling scores of wildfires in south-eastern Australia as authorities evacuate national parks and warned that hot, dry and windy conditions were combining to raise the threat to its highest alert level. Image Credit: Photograph by AP Photo/NSW Rural Fire Service, […]

via Burnt Summer Down Under. — Old Guv Legends


On 8 March 2018, the European Commission proposed a multiannual plan for the western Mediterranean fisheries exploiting several stocks of fish and crustaceans living close to the sea bottom (i.e. ‘demersal fisheries’). Most of these stocks have long been overfished and are now in an alarming state.

via Multiannual plan for demersal fisheries in the western Mediterranean [EU Legislation in Progress] — European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

This video from Tanzania says about itself: Investigating the Mysterious Whale Sharks of Mafia Island | National Geographic 24 January 2017 The whale sharks of Mafia Island are unusual because they don’t migrate—and researchers want to know why. From the University of Southampton in England: ‘Biological passport’ to monitor Earth’s largest fish Whale sharks, the […]

via Whale shark travels, new research — Dear Kitty. Some blog

Phymateus viridipes The Green Milkweed Locust, or African Bush Grasshopper, is a large – up to 9cm long – poisonous locust that can congregate in enormous numbers (as we experienced on Sunday at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, apparently an annual occurrence there in September and October), and may migrate over great distances, flying strong and […]

via Green Milkweed Locust — de Wets Wild

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 ImageHarry Taylor, 6, played with the bones of dead livestock on his family’s farm in New South Wales, Australia, an area that has faced severe drought.CreditCreditBrook Mitchell/Getty Images By Coral Davenport Oct. 7, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here […]

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