Tanzanian Hydroelectric Plan and the Selous Game Reserve?

The Government of Tanzania on Thursday set aside 307 million U.S. dollars for the construction of the 2,100 megawatts (MW) Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project in the Selous Game Reserve. Stiegler’s Gorge hydropower project is the world’s renowned wildlife area, a Senior Official said on Thursday. Medard Kalemani, the East African nation’s Minister for Energy, told […]

via Tanzania earmarks $300m for hydropower project — AsheNews

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Blue Whales…

ScienceDaily reports To support their hulking bodies, blue whales use various acrobatic maneuvers to scoop up many individually tiny prey, filtering the water back out through massive baleen plates. In most cases, the whales roll to the right as they capture their prey, just as most people are right-handed. But, researchers now show that the […]

via Righty Blue whales Sometimes Act Like Lefties — Natural History Wanderings

More Herring from the Sea?

By Anthony Watts – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com From the NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY comes this study where they actually did the experiment right – and dissed other studies where “lab tanks” were used to study the ocean. Herring larvae could benefit from an acidifying ocean

via A Benefit of “Ocean Acidification” – More Herring — US Issues

Snow Crab and Acidication of the Ocean!

Effects of ocean acidification on Snow crab reproduction and early life history Similar to our southern Tanner crab long-term ocean acidification project, we are examining the effects of long-term exposure to acidified waters on snow crab embryonic development, hatching success, calcification, and larval condition and mortality. Ovigerous females are being reared in one of three […]

via Alaska shellfish assessment ocean acidification and climate research — Ocean acidification

How Green is China Going?

This article is brought to you based on the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sha Song, Specialist, Knowledge Networks and Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum Beijing After years of heavy industrialization, China’s environmental challenges are nearing a tipping point. The factories and power plants that have driven its economic growth have also […]

via Here’s how China is going green — The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology – europeansting.com

Wildlife Decline in Canada…

Read this report and think Thundering Waters One of the actions we need to take to stop the decimation of wildlife, according to the study – “Expanding Canada’s network of protected areas” – not gut or reduce them! “We have to quit focusing on writing these obituaries for nature,” she added. “Because what we really […]

via Significant Wildlife Declines revealed across Canada in new World Wildlife Fund study|   — Niagara At Large

The Great Wildlife Decline!

The GREAT DECLINE “The disappearance of wildlife species is perhaps the most pressing and serious of all environmental problems, threatening the loss of valuable natural services and, as a result, undermining human well-being. The already accelerating rate of species loss is set to become faster still, as existing pressures arising from human population growth, expansion […]

via Facts — Wildlife-reporter.com