What the Lack of Great Lakes Ice Coverage Means — Midwestern Plants

Originally posted on THE UP NORTH READER: To call it a mild winter would be putting it, well, mildly. As our current mid-winter warmup rolls on, those in the upper Midwest are either rejoicing at the unseasonable temperatures or are dreading the impact that it will have on the outdoor industries—namely skiing, sledding and snowmobiling.…

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EPA Gives Notice To Dozens Scientific Advisory Board Members  — Natural History Wanderings

The Washington Post reports The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency. Read full story at: EPA just gave notice to […]

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DOE Secretary Perry Dismisses Science, Impact of Carbon Dioxide on Climate — Natural History Wanderings

Union of Concerned Scientists News Release DOE Secretary Perry Dismisses Science, Impact of Carbon Dioxide on Climate Statement by Ken Kimmell, President, Union of Concerned Scientists WASHINGTON (June 19, 2017)—US Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide emissions from human activity are the primary driver of climate change, […]

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SCOTTISH FISHING AT RISK?

A leading Aberdeenshire Councillor has asked for the North East Scotland’s Fisheries forum, NESFDP, to examine the growing problem of marine polution from plastics and it’s implications not only for the environment but it’s impact on the Scottish seafood industry that sustains many communities in NE Scotland. “Currently there is an estimate that there is […]

via FUTURE OF FISHING WORRY AS PLASTIC POLUTION RISES — Paul Johnston – An Independent for Aberdeenshire Council

CALIFORNIA’S SALTON SEA SHRINKS MORE…

The Desert Sun has series of videos on what is happening to the Salton Sea The Desert Sun investigates the crisis of the shrinking Salton Sea, from its worsening dust storms to its disappearing birds. The lake is becoming a toxic dust bowl — nearly 15 years after California lawmakers promised to fix it. Watch […]

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Ocean Victories and a Thank You — Sheila Hurst

These days we need to do everything we can to protect and restore the ocean. One of the reasons I love nonprofit groups like Oceana and the Ocean Conservancy is that they work with politicians, lawyers, and businesses from all over the world to create real environmental change. So for some good news, here are a few […]

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Where Do Walrus Hangout? — Natural History Wanderings

NPR reported about developing a database on showing where walruses are found. It is quite interesting to read about all the sources they used to compile the database. For the first time, scientists have built a single database showing where Pacific walruses have gathered for the past 160 years, including sites along both the Russian […]

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