These are patches on a portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. Its not a design. CREDIT: PUBLIC CITIZEN Synthetic crude oil hasn’t yet entered the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, but a r...
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National Forest lands in Summit County, Colorado.
Mining and logging companies fail in bid to overturn science-based forest rules
FRISCO — A federal judge has upheld U.S.
The times are changing! Of course, this might not be the end of the challenge.
What can we as individuals do to help slow the loss of biodiversity? Since consumption of resources is a root cause of biodiversity loss, we can consume less and be more mindful about what we consume.
GR: This is a useful reference to the conventional conservation techniques we all can use. Learn the meaning of "Green Seal Certified" and other regulatory labels.
"Permafrost carbon emissions are likely to be felt over decades to centuries as northern regions warm, making climate change happen faster than we would expect based on projected emissions from hum...
What the new report really means is that humans can't afford to emit any more carbon. And what we need to be looking at now is a way to swiftly transition to a net carbon negative civilization -- fast.
“Voluntary adherence to an ethical code elevates the self-respect of the sportsman, but it should not be forgotten that voluntary disregard of the code degenerates and depraves him. Our tool...
The Wilderness Act permits livestock grazing, mineral prospecting, water utilization, transmission corridors, road construction, and of course, recreation in wilderness areas. Restrictions presently limit these impacts. However, the force of continued growth and development could dilute the restrictions. When our government turns to wilderness, we must be prepared to argue that the Act needs to be strengthened, never the opposite.
We need nature to live, eat and work, but nature does not need us. Each year, we burn more than 15 million hectares of forest. We have overfished nearly a third ...
"I've been sayin' it for ten damn years. Ain't I been sayin' it, Miguel?" -- Russell Casse.
With over 30,000 acres of Klamath National Forest proposed to be harvested and sold, the Westside Fire Recovery Project is poised to be one of the largest ever post-fire timber harvests on a National Forest.
The primary mission of the U. S. D. A. Forest Service is providing support for big business. Secondarily, the Service protects biodiversity, soil, and watershed. In instances where corporations see a profit opportunity, the Service will throw conservation concerns in the toilet.
"You’ve heard the news about species loss, right? About how we humans are causing a global extinction event, something akin to the comet impact which killed the dinosaurs; that global climate change is only going to exacerbate our impacts to biodiversity; and over half of California’s wildlife is at risk and in need of additional protection? Yeah, that. EPIC is doing something about that."
GR: Connectivity is complicated, and it will not prevent extinctions. Leading conservation scientists have determined that at least half of the planet must be human-free if most wildlife species are to survive.
The inconvenient evidence for high climate sensitivity is often ignored
It’s known as “single study syndrome”.
GR: This is a helpful review of the major issues with predictions of global warming. From the article: "Ultimately when we consider all the available scientific evidence and risk management principles, there’s no case to be made for delaying action to curb global warming."
A powerful Kelvin Wave continued to ripple through the near-surface waters of the Equatorial Pacific this week -- heightening sea surface temperatures, strengthening an ongoing El Nino, and pushing...
From the article: "...while model forecasts indicating the potential for a Super El Nino type event for late 2015 may be somewhat uncertain, there is a much higher certainty that very dangerous climate impacts starting at the current level of human warming will ramp up here on out — with the 1.5 C threshold looking very bad and the 2.0 C threshold looking terrible."
When a truck carrying 800 piglets to a fattening farm overturned, the most unimaginable terror ensued. Close to 450 piglets died on impact and hundreds more were left injured, trapped and screaming...
From the post: When the local people heard about the accident they too flocked to the scene. Seeing the poor defenseless crash victims as a free meal, they began cramming as many piglets as they could into their cars and hiding them in their gardens, a sight which showed the darker side of humanity. There was total disparity between these body snatchers and the small team of animal activists who heard about the unimaginable incident and came to try and save some of the piglets who were still fighting for their lives.