Harp seal pup production poor in Gulf of St. Lawrence but it won’t impact the population — polarbearscience

A seal biologist with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed that harp seal pupping was almost non-existent this year in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to poor sea ice conditions. The ice at the Front has been lighter than usual this year but probably adequate for a decent crop of baby seals. […]

Harp seal pup production poor in Gulf of St. Lawrence but it won’t impact the population — polarbearscience

Microplastic pollution has reached every part of the planet — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Minuscule plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rodents pass quickly into the hearts, minds and different organs of their embryos, research shows. It is the primary examination in a live warm blooded creature to show that the placenta doesn’t impede such particles. The examinations likewise showed that the rodent babies presented to the particles […]

Microplastic pollution has reached every part of the planet — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Here’s a guest column from Bruce Babbit that is running in The Vail Daily: It is no exaggeration to say that a mega-drought not seen in 500 years has descended on the seven Colorado River Basin states: Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and California. That’s what the science shows, and that’s what the […]

via Opinion: Here’s how we can save the #ColoradoRiver — Bruce Babbit #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch

UNDERWATER LIFE — PENSER study point

Earth’s rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans teem with life. More than two-thirds of the planet’s surface is covered in water. In deep oceans, most marine life exists in the top 100 m (330 ft) or so, as this is where light and vast quantities of microscopic organisms, called plankton, are most abundant. Plankton is crucial […]

UNDERWATER LIFE — PENSER study point

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

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

Your polyester sweater is annihilating the climate — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

A week ago, a restrictive report covered that an incredible 13.3 quadrillion microfibers (minute strands of texture) were delivered into the California climate in 2019. All textures discharge microfibers, regardless of whether they are natural, similar to hemp and fleece, or engineered, similar to polyester and acrylic. Since their revelation in 2011 by biologist Mark […]

Your polyester sweater is annihilating the climate — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Nestlé corporation accused of killing many fish

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today: Nestlé sued for thousands of dead fish in French river A French fishing federation is suing food corporate giant Nestlé after finding thousands of dead fish in a river near a Nestlé factory. “Everything is dead over a length of seven kilometers,” says the fishing federation. The dead fish […]

Nestlé corporation accused of killing many fish

Center For Biological Diversity News Release In Yet Another Blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Key Water-crossing Permit WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a request from TC Energy and the Trump administration to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed under Nationwide Permit 12, a key water-crossing permit for […]

via Supreme Court Rules Against Keystone XL Water-crossing Permit — Natural History Wanderings