There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports Dozens of countries are backing an effort that would protect 30 percent of Earth’s land and water. Native people, often among the most effective stewards of nature, have been disregarded, or worse, in the past. Read story at There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way. – […]

There’s a Global Plan to Conserve Nature. Indigenous People Could Lead the Way — Natural History Wanderings

Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears — polarbearscience

This year near the end of May the distribution of thickest sea ice (3.5-5m/11.5-16.4 ft – or more) is a bit surprising, given that the WMO has suggested we may be only five years away from a “dangerous tipping point” in global temperatures. There is the usual and expected band of thick ice in the […]

Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears — polarbearscience

Gardening For Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

As we are still suffering the impacts of the invasive Corona Virus, I don’t think I need to dwell on the undesirability of invasives but should rather talk about the positive ramifications within our ecosystem that arises from planting and propagating native species which can be superbly decorative and have native wildlife value. Do you […]

Gardening For Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

The world’s fastest shark may be swimming towards disaster after a major fisheries body failed to address continued overfishing of the highly vulnerable species, conservationists have warned. The shortfin mako – which can reach speeds of up to 43mph – is fished worldwide but is not subject to any international fishing quotas. It is considered exceptionally vulnerable […]

World’s fastest shark speeding toward extinction — Nya Sustainability

The Arctic might be emitting billions of tons of carbon, proving climate scientists’ worst fears — Nya Sustainability

The report concludes that permafrost ecosystems could be releasing as much as 1.1 to 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year — almost as much as the 2018 annual emissions of Japan and Russia, respectively The Arctic is undergoing a profound, rapid and unmitigated shift into a new climate state, one that is greener, […]

The Arctic might be emitting billions of tons of carbon, proving climate scientists’ worst fears — Nya Sustainability

Native plants help birds weather the change — Natural History Wanderings

from Audubon Did you know that native plants can help birds as they face a warming world? Birds—whether migratory visitors or the backyard friends we see year-round—face myriad threats, including our warming climate. As a home gardener, there are small steps you can take to protect them and create a brighter future for us all. […]

Native plants help birds weather the change — Natural History Wanderings

Giant Sequoia Found Still Smoldering From 2020 California Wildfire — Natural History Wanderings

NBC Bay Area reports A giant sequoia has been found smoldering and smoking in a part of Sequoia National Park that burned in one of California’s huge wildfires last year, the National Park Service said Wednesday. “The fact areas are still smoldering and smoking from the 2020 Castle Fire demonstrates how dry the park is,” […]

Giant Sequoia Found Still Smoldering From 2020 California Wildfire — Natural History Wanderings

Only intact forests can stave off climate change — Natural History Wanderings

The Climate News Network reports The world’s forests are supposed to stave off climate change. Left alone, perhaps they could. But they’re not being left alone. In the last decade, the Amazon forests of Brazil released more carbon into the atmosphere than they absorbed, thanks largely to human activities that cleared or degraded the canopy. Those activities […]

Only intact forests can stave off climate change — Natural History Wanderings

Researchers worry about Florida manatees dying at alarming rate — Repeating Islands

As Orlando’s MyNews13 writes, “there is trouble right now in the Florida waterways, as researchers say manatees are dying at an alarming rate.” The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that nearly 700 manatees have died so far this year, which is much more than the total number in 2020. One of the reasons is famine, a […]

Researchers worry about Florida manatees dying at alarming rate — Repeating Islands

To Counter Climate Change, We Need to Stop Burning Things — Natural History Wanderings

The New Yorker has an article that cuts to the chase about what humans need to do to deal with Climate Change. It talks about the need to stop burning things and the fallacy in policies that treat biomass as “carbon-neutral”. If one wanted a basic rule of thumb for dealing with the climate crisis, it […]

To Counter Climate Change, We Need to Stop Burning Things — Natural History Wanderings