Couple charged $18K for uprooting 36 Joshua trees  — Natural History Wanderings

The  Hi-Desert Star reports Two home builders who destroyed 36 Joshua trees on their Prescott Avenue property were fined $18,000 in court Tuesday. Read more at  Couple charged $18K for uprooting 36 Joshua trees | Hi-Desert Star

Couple charged $18K for uprooting 36 Joshua trees  — Natural History Wanderings

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

Predictions Of Climate Change’s Devastating Impact On Habitat — Natural History Wanderings

Press release from Center for Biological Diversity. As Carbon Levels Approach Terrifying Milestone, Climate Study Predicts Staggering Habitat Loss for Wildlife  WASHINGTON— As carbon levels in the atmosphere approach 400 parts per million, a new study finds that global warming, left unchecked, will cause major declines of more than half of the world’s plants and a […]

Predictions Of Climate Change’s Devastating Impact On Habitat — Natural History Wanderings

Critical Habitat Designated In Southern Calif. For Endangered Plant — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from Center for Biological Diversity 98 Acres of Habitat Protected for Endangered Southern California Plant U.S. Fish and Wildlife Decision Falls Short of Needed Protection LOS ANGELES— In response to a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated 98.4 acres of “critical habitat” for an endangered plant […]

Critical Habitat Designated In Southern Calif. For Endangered Plant — Natural History Wanderings

38 Hawaiian Species Gain Endangered Protections — Natural History Wanderings

press release from Center for Biological Diversity 38 Hawaiian Species Awarded Endangered Species Act Protection Species Include Colorful Geraniums, Rare Snails, Sunflowers, Vines and Trees HONOLULU— In response to a landmark settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected 35 plants and three tree snails on the Hawaiian islands of […]

38 Hawaiian Species Gain Endangered Protections — Natural History Wanderings

Endangered California Coachella Valley Milk Vetch Gains Protection — Natural History Wanderings

press release from the Center for Biological Diversity Endangered California Plant Gains 9,600 Acres of Protected Habitat LOS ANGELES— Responding to a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today finalized protection of 9,603 acres of critical habitat for the endangered Coachella Valley milk vetch in Southern California. The […]

Endangered California Coachella Valley Milk Vetch Gains Protection — Natural History Wanderings

At War With Our Oceans. —

Isle of Portland, Dorset. The Beauty, Fragility, and Demise of the Seven Seas. “Fire, dancing, driving down to the lighthouse and watching the last of the light fade away. The rain had dissipated and opened up a clear sky for the last of the sun’s colours to smother the horizon ahead. I can’t quite remember […]

At War With Our Oceans. —

Executives Call for Deep Emission Cuts to Combat Climate Change — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports More than 300 businesses, including Google, McDonalds and Walmart, are pushing the Biden administration to nearly double the United States’ target for cuts to planet-warming emissions ahead of an April 22 global summit on climate change. In a letter to President Biden released on Tuesday morning, chief executive officers from some of […]

Executives Call for Deep Emission Cuts to Combat Climate Change — Natural History Wanderings

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