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
Birdlife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats, helping to coordinate mangrove conservation activities at priority sites in the Caribbean islands. See description here: The new alliance of BirdLife Partners and other organisations aims to conserve, […]The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance — Repeating Islands
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
NPR reports on the impact of fire and climate change on California’s redwood forests California’s iconic old-growth redwoods are incredibly resilient and built to survive fires. But even they may find it harder to rebound amid the mounting impacts of climate change. Read or listen to the report at California’s Ancient Redwoods Face New Challenge […]How Redwoods Are Dealing With Fire and Climate Change — Natural History Wanderings
Center for Biological Diversity News Release WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity released transition recommendations today detailing key actions the incoming Biden administration can take to address the extinction crisis and climate change without waiting on a divided Congress. The report starts by recommending that President Biden rescind every single Trump executive order and other […]50 Critical Environmental Reforms President Biden Can Enact Without Congress — Natural History Wanderings
Los Angeles Times Sequoia experts may never know how many of the world’s most massive trees died in the Castle fire, but judging by what they have seen so far, they say the number is certainly in the hundreds — and could easily top 1,000. Read full story at Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s […]Hundreds of giant sequoias killed by California’s Castle fire — Natural History Wanderings
The New York Times reports on quirky actions the Biden administration could do on the Environment at 9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment – The New York Times9 Things the Biden Administration Could Do Quickly on the Environment — Natural History Wanderings
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
In Donald Trump’s reality – revealed during Thursday night’s last official discussion with his Democratic adversary Joe Biden in Nashville – petroleum derivatives are “extremely spotless”, the US has the best air and water regardless of his organization’s broad administrative rollbacks, and the nation can fix environmental change by planting trees. However, as indicated by […]Humankind has eight years to get atmosphere emergency leveled out – and Trump’s arrangement won’t fix it — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH
The Tar Sands are already one of the very worst environmental disasters in the modern world today. Its had to find much worse!
Currently, the oil extracted is not commercially viable with world oil prices being the way they are today. Wildlife of all kinds has been negatively affected by this giant cesspool in this northern part of Alberta. Twenty-five percent of Alberta’s ground water is required in the refining of this dirty crude…
What benefit is this oil patch with its oil-filled settling ponds, low cash return and general major pollution issues? Many of the oil companies have pulled out of this province — it just isn’t worth it to anybody.