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

Sea lions are dying from a mysterious cancer — Natural History Wanderings

LA Times reports on Sea lions are dying from a mysterious cancer Now, after two decades of study, an all-star team of marine mammal pathologists, virology experts, chemists and geneticists say they’ve connected two surprising culprits: Herpes and toxic chemicals, like DDT and PCBs, that poisoned the California coast decades ago. Read story at: Sea lions […]

Sea lions are dying from a mysterious cancer — Natural History Wanderings

Salton Sea Restoration Project — Natural History Wanderings

from Audubon State Habitat Restoration Project Breaks Ground at Southern End of Salton Sea Coalition of conservation and community groups says groundbreaking is positive step towards ending years of inaction at California’s largest lake. (Westmorland, Calif., January 13, 2021) – The California Salton Sea Management Program began construction this week on a project to restore […]

Salton Sea Restoration Project — Natural History Wanderings

Western Monarch Population Closer to Extinction as the Wait Continues for Monarchs’ Protection Under the Endangered Species Act  — Natural History Wanderings

Xerces Society News Release During the 24th Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, nearly 100 volunteers donned their masks and practiced social distancing to carefully survey groves of trees on the California and Northern Baja coast for monarch butterflies. Despite the challenges of conducting field work during a pandemic, volunteers surveyed 246 sites, three more sites than […]

Western Monarch Population Closer to Extinction as the Wait Continues for Monarchs’ Protection Under the Endangered Species Act  — Natural History Wanderings

Snowy Owl in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years — Natural History Wanderings

Snowy Owl Is Spotted in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years The hordes came running and the snow-white raptor became the latest celebrity bird of Manhattan. Read more Snowy Owl Is Spotted in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years – The New York Times

Snowy Owl in Central Park, for First Time in 130 Years — Natural History Wanderings

Biden Executive Order Pushes for Protection of 30% of America’s Land, Oceans — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Research News Release WASHINGTON— President Joe Biden will issue an executive order today directing federal officials to protect 30% of the country’s lands and ocean waters by 2030, part of an effort to slow the wildlife extinction crisis and curb global warming. “This is a crucial step to stopping the wildlife extinction […]

Biden Executive Order Pushes for Protection of 30% of America’s Land, Oceans — Natural History Wanderings

African Antelope — Jet Eliot

Sable, Botswana, Africa Beisa Oryx, Kenya, Africa Oribi, Zambia, Africa There are more antelope in Africa than any other continent. Of the world’s 91 antelope species, most are native to Africa, and all belong to the family Bovidae. Here are a few of my favorites. Many continents do not have native antelope: Europe, Australasia, Antarctica […]

African Antelope — Jet Eliot

Biden Sets in Motion Plan to Ban New Oil and Gas Leases on Federal Land — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times  reports President Biden on Wednesday will direct federal agencies to determine how expansive a ban on new oil and gas leasing on federal land should be, part of a suite of executive orders that will effectively launch his agenda to combat climate change, two people with knowledge of the president’s plans […]

Biden Sets in Motion Plan to Ban New Oil & Gas Leases on Federal Land — 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