No Drilling in Alaskan Arctic Refuge  — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports A missed deadline for flights to look for polar bears means the work to locate oil reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is effectively killed. An Alaska Native group failed to meet a critical deadline as part of its proposal to conduct a seismic survey in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the […]

No Drilling in Alaskan Arctic Refuge  — Natural History Wanderings

Biden Moves to Dial Down America’s Soaring Methane Emissions  — Natural History Wanderings

The Revelator reports Experts say the new administration can jumpstart climate protections by taking on rising methane emissions, but it won’t be easy or quick. Methane — an invisible and odorless gas — makes up just a tiny trace of the Earth’s atmosphere and survives in the air for only about 10 years before degrading. […]

Biden Moves to Dial Down America’s Soaring Methane Emissions  — Natural History Wanderings

A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific  — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily reports It is now the third year that gray whales have been found in very poor condition or dead in large numbers along the west coast of Mexico, USA and Canada, and scientist have raised their concerns. An international study suggests that starvation is contributing to these mortalities. Read more at  A large number […]

A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific  — 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

WHY ARE SO MANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION? — The Mirror

Extinction is a natural event: animals and plants disappear naturally as time goes by, but – unfortunately – natural extinction is accelerating, due to anthropic factors, involving an increasing number of animals and plants. Natural extionction is usually a consequence of a gradual process, in which the number of animals or plants, belonging to a […]

WHY ARE SO MANY PLANTS AND ANIMALS ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION? — The Mirror

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

In the far north of Alaska, there is a vast, remote refuge that stretches nearly 20 million acres. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is roughly the size of South Carolina and encompasses a range of ecosystems. It’s also home to many animals, including all three species of bear (brown, black, polar), musk oxen, caribou, and […]

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Humans waging ‘suicidal war’ on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres — Natural History Wanderings

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

50 Critical Environmental Reforms President Biden Can Enact Without Congress — 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

Oceans of Oil — Bitter Hippie Productions

Alaska, 1989 – The Exxon Valdez oil spill There are currently two massive oil tankers filled with tens of millions of gallons of oil that are barely able to float. One is situated nicely between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; the other is sitting at the southern end of the Red Sea. The […]

Oceans of Oil — Bitter Hippie Productions

Pesticide Atrazine Likely Harms More Than 1,000 Endangered Species — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release EPA: Widely Used Pesticide Atrazine Likely Harms More Than 1,000 Endangered Species Finding Comes Two Months After Agency Reapproved Herbicide for 15 Years WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency released an assessment today finding that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine is likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation’s most […]

Pesticide Atrazine Likely Harms More Than 1,000 Endangered Species — Natural History Wanderings