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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Cornell’s “All About Birds” has an article describing the serious threat that the loss of habitat poses to shorebirds. Read article at Losing Ground: What’s Behind the Worldwide Decline of Shorebirds?
Bret Serbin explains how birds fuel up for flights spanning hundreds or even thousands of miles!