"A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor" Xenophon By the early part of the twentieth century, huge numbers of Przewals...
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Erin Brodwin says along with international travellers often travel dozens of tiny hitchhikers - foreign plants, insects, and sometimes other animals too.
GR: Human sailing ships that began crossing the oceans 500 years ago gave a tremendous boost to natural plant and animal dispersal. Though some plant seeds can blow or float across the oceans, most cannot. Many, however, can stow away in cargo and on ship hulls. Regular human travel across deserts and through the jungles began even earlier. A friend once counted the plant seeds in car-wash drains and found more than 400 species. Human assisted dispersal is continuing and after global warming and habitat destruction, is the most critical impact that humans have on natural ecosystems. If Elon Musk and Pope Francis can convince our leaders to solve the global warming crisis, we can turn our attention to other critical issues including population and pollution.
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.