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 […]

via California’s Dying Sea: Salton Sea — Natural History Wanderings

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 […]

via Ocean Victories and a Thank You — Sheila Hurst

Can’t Tusk This — elephantopia

Did you know that every 15 minutes an elephant is killed by poachers for it’s ivory tusks? That’s nearly 100 elephants a day! With only 400,000 elephants left in Africa, there is a real possibility that elephants will go extinct in our lifetime if nothing is done to save them!Elephantopia is a volunteer-run 501c3 nonprofit with goals to Save Elephants and Build…

via Can’t Tusk This — elephantopia

HONG KONG GOVERNMENT SET TO APPROVE IVORY BAN!

AFRICAN PARK RANGERS ARE REQUESTING THE GOVERNMENT OF HONG KONG TO BAN THE SALE OF IVORY, a decision to ban by this government is expected to be made in 2017. The Ranger petition is against compensating the ivory hoarders by the HK government  fearing it will prompt a ‘run’ on ivory at the expense of the remaining elephant populations.

The Mainland China government is expected to ban local sales this year , too.

Both these important government decisions will go a long way to ease hunting pressure on the dwindling elephant populations in Africa and Asia.

China is the main market for raw ivory, subsequently made into trinkets and souvenir trash for the larger world markets…

 

Climate Destabilization Causing Thousands of New Species Migrations — Natural History Wanderings

Environ News reports on how climate destabilization is causing thousands of species plants, animals, insects, and birds to change migration patterns A spate of new research studies has confirmed a disturbing pattern: climate disruption is confusing migratory birds, causing trees to relocate and allowing tropical diseases to spread northward. “Human society has yet to appreciate the […]

via Climate Destabilization Causing Thousands of New Species Migrations — Natural History Wanderings

A HUGE PROBLEM, not easy to fix!

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

PLASTIC POLLUTION, UGH!

A current hot topic is Plastic pollution, there is growing concern surrounding plastic pollution and with good reason, Microplastic has been reported in every major open ocean and many freshwater lakes and rivers (Rochman Et Al, 2015). What are microplastics and why are they a problem? The size of plastic pollution (Macroplastic – (>5mm), Microplastic – […]

via Marine Plastic Polution — Marine Pollution