CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has sent out a call for proposals. Projects proposing work in any U.S. coral jurisdictions (American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Tribal governments and […]

CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from the Center for Biological Diversity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced two proposed rules today to designate more than 6,000 square miles of critical habitat protections for 12 threatened coral species off Florida, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. The rules were prompted by a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued […]

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

CABI research on desert locusts helps safeguard the food crops of millions — The Invasives Blog

In 2019-2020, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), around 20 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda faced acute food insecurity due to swarms of desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria). In Kenya, the outbreak represented the worst locust crisis in 70 years; by its peak, the country was tackling over……

CABI research on desert locusts helps safeguard the food crops of millions — The Invasives Blog

Mass die-off of birds in south-western US ’caused by starvation’ — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports The mass die-off of thousands of songbirds in south-western US was caused by long-term starvation, made worse by unseasonably cold weather probably linked to the climate crisis, scientists have said. Flycatchers, swallows and warblers were among the migratory birds “falling out of the sky” in September, with carcasses found in New Mexico, […]

Mass die-off of birds in south-western US ’caused by starvation’ — Natural History Wanderings

Beluga Whales “Canaries of the Sea” — EPIC by DESIGN

My first time seeing a beluga whale was at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut when I was a child. I remember being amazed by their white coloring and how they effortlessly glided through the water. With white coloring, lack of dorsal fin and bulbous head, the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is the most identifiable species […]

Beluga Whales “Canaries of the Sea” — EPIC by DESIGN

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

In the far north of Alaska, there is a vast, remote refuge that stretches nearly 20 million acres. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is roughly the size of South Carolina and encompasses a range of ecosystems. It’s also home to many animals, including all three species of bear (brown, black, polar), musk oxen, caribou, and […]

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

BBC News reports “Our planet is broken,” the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has warned. Humanity is waging what he describes as a “suicidal” war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with gathering force and fury,” he told a BBC special event on the environment. Mr […]

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

The Threat of Flooding in Coastal Communities Rises as Sea Level Rise Lifts Water Tables — Sea Level Rise Flooding Information for Buyers, Sellers, Owners, and Real Estate Agents

When Tropical Storm Eta soaked South Florida with torrential rains in November, many property owners far inland were shocked to see streets and homes flood in their neighborhoods. Experts say that the extreme flooding was due to the enormous amount of rain that fell on land already saturated by heavy rains that fell in October. […]

The Threat of Flooding in Coastal Communities Rises as Sea Level Rise Lifts Water Tables — Sea Level Rise Flooding Information for Buyers, Sellers, Owners, and Real Estate Agents

Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Wild over the planet is vanishing for an enormous scope, as per another examination that discovered human exercises had changed over a region the size of Mexico from basically unblemished characteristic scenes to intensely adjusted ones in only 13 years. The loss of 1.9m square kilometers (735,000 sq miles) of flawless biological systems would have […]

Wilderness the size of Mexico lost worldwide — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH