From The Los Angeles Times (Sammy Roth): If, like me, you live in Los Angeles — or Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City — you drink water from the Colorado River. You probably eat vegetables grown with Colorado River water, and maybe you eat beef fed on alfalfa grown with Colorado River water. […]

via A long-simmering water battle comes to a boil in Southern California — The Los Angeles Times #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch “Wild Lands Wild Horses” is an exploratory docu-series traveling across 10 states within 150M+ acres of public lands. Wild Horse advocate and photographer, Jamie Baldanza & Deb Lee Carson, transports us through America’s western landscape bringing national awareness to the majestic lives and politically complicated lives of America’s Wild Horse. America’s wild horses are […]

via Wild Lands Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

News Release from Freiburg University A three-dimensional network of fibers makes the bark resistant to fire and rock fall The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) has developed effective strategies to protect itself against external influences in its natural environment in the Sierra Nevada. Its bark ensures that the tree survives wild fires and rock fall almost […]

via How the giant sequoia protects itself — Natural History Wanderings

BioNews writes about the recently-published Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire (STCB) 2019 annual report. “Last year marked an important year as new research provided insight into local green and hawksbill turtle populations. Understanding annual shifts and long-term trends for these turtles will provide key information to designing conservation strategies for the future.” STCB works to collect […]

via Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire: A Year in Review — Repeating Islands

Amadina fasciata The Cut-throat Finch is a common, though inconspicuous, inhabitant of Africa’s savannas and open woodlands, occurring in a band through the Sahel from Senegal to Ethiopia and thence southwards to South Africa, where they are to be found in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and parts of the North West Province. Given its wide distribution […]

via Cut-throat Finch — de Wets Wild

Loop-Caribbean News shares descriptions and photos of five iconic waterfalls of the Caribbean, focusing on Dunns River Falls (Jamaica, shown above), Diamond Falls (St. Lucia), Charcos Falls (Dominican Republic), El Nicho Falls (Cuba), and Kaieteur Falls (Guyana). The Caribbean’s forests are filled with beautiful animals and flowering plants. Hidden among these spectacular sites are breathtaking waterfalls […]

via Five iconic waterfalls of the Caribbean — Repeating Islands