Combat Desertification and Drought One of the biggest and least understood environmental challenges facing the globe, desertification refers to the irreversible degradation of soil through human activities such as deforestation, unsustainable farming, mining and overgrazing. It occurs when trees and root systems that bind the soil are removed, exposing topsoil to erosion, and when unsustainable […]
As climate change puts increasing pressure on the world’s bird populations, we can all help from our homes to provide life-sustaining feed to birds caught by unreliable and shifting seasons, drought, wildfires, and any manner of changing world climate conditions. Some species may adapt if they have enough transition time, others may not.
In the meantime, we can all help by putting out and maintaining feeders in suitable seasons and conditions. Farmers can leave two or three rows of unharvested crops at the edge of the field for birds to find over the winter. Even table scraps can be useful for some species.
Serious population and species reductions have been projected; like up to a two- thirds decline in some bird numbers in some parts of the planet. Species types, too, will be seen where they never may have been before, as these move to more comfortable environments. Others may not be seen in some areas again…
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The San Diego Union-Tribune reports A UC Davis professor’s simple mission: Record and identify every butterfly he sees. What he’s discovered has disturbed him Shapiro says 2018 was the worst butterfly season he ever experienced. The number of species across all elevations was down, something he had never seen before. As a scientist, Shapiro knew this […]
By G9ija More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion, Zimbabwe’s parks agency says. Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said at least 200 elephants have died in vast Hwange National Park alone since October and other parks […]