More bad air coming for India…

This piece explains how the Indian government has decided to increase the amount of coal power and reduce future nuclear stations. This decision completely overwhelms the decision of Western governments to try and reduce CO2 emissions. So much for coal becoming a stranded asset! via climate science https://ift.tt/2HGNL9C April 23, 2018 at 01:30AM

via INDIA TO CANCEL NUCLEAR POWER AND INCREASE COAL — Iowa Climate Science Education

Borneo Loses 150,000 Orangutans in 16 years…study finds!

Borneo, ravaged by deforestation, loses nearly 150000 orangutans in 16 years, study finds http://ift.tt/2C1Bk5S Borneo, ravaged by deforestation, loses nearly 150000 orangutans in 16 years, study finds Mongabay.com Borneo Has Lost 100000 Orangutans Since 1999 NPR Borneo has lost nearly 150000 orangutans since 1999 ZME Science Full coverage Superforest via deforestation – Google News http://ift.tt/2BvXSvy

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Britain’s Ancient Trees…

British trees have found themselves featured in the press fairly regularly over the past couple of months – mainly due to the apparent madness of Sheffield City Council deciding to remove thousands of healthy specimens seemingly for no other reason than that it would be expensive to revoke the instruction now that it’s been given. […]

via Protect Britain’s ancient trees — Anna Barber: myartisliving

On Guard for Thee? Wild horses don’t think so!

By Chris Krupp as published in The Seattle Times Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s actions show his priority is to fossil-fuels companies and whether they will be able to profitably access the public lands they’ve long relied on for cheap natural resources. Shortly after taking office in March, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared his department would […]

via Along with Wanting to Slaughter America’s Wild Horses and Burros, Ryan Zinke is Erasing ‘Public’ from Lands He’s Meant to Guard — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Extremely Scary Statistics…time to really get worried!

Today’s post is dedicated to listing the current species that are under the Critically Endangered (CR) conservation status, according to the World Wildlife Fund. What does Critically Endangered (CR) mean? A: Critically Endangered (CR) is the conservation status given to a species that face the highest risk of becoming extinct. This means that a species has passed the Vulnerable (VU) status, as well as […]

via List of Critically Endangered Species —

Elephant Poaching Leads to 80% Population Decline In Gabon

ScienceDaily reports Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve More than 25,000 elephants slain over a decade in Gabon park Central Africa’s largest sanctuaries have declined between 78% and 81% because of poaching, a new study finds. More than 25,000 elephants in Gabon’s Minkébé National Park may have been killed for their […]

via Elephant Poaching Led To 80% Decline At Preserve — Natural History Wanderings

African Elephant Poaching Worst In 25 years — Natural History Wanderings

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ScienceDaily reports Africa’s overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching over the past ten years — according to IUCN’s African Elephant Status Report. Read story at Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years — ScienceDaily

via African Elephant Poaching Worst In 25 years — Natural History Wanderings