Orchid species suffer thanks to their use in Traditional Medicine. Most conservation efforts don't work but some scientists have an unconventional proposal.
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In the second excerpt taken from the Introduction to This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, the author calls the climate crisis a civilisational wake-up call to alter our economy, our lifestyles, now – before they get changed for us
Unless you are a climate-change skeptic (and I hope there aren't any left), you should read this. We are running out of time to prevent the worst effects of global warming. Some experts believe that we have only two more years to make the necessary changes. After that, nature will force us to change. In this article, Klein reviews the explanations for our failure to act on the warnings that scientists have been giving us, and argues that our free-market system is to blame.
Do we have only TWO YEARS to change our society? For years, I have been focusing on invasive species as the greatest danger to Earth ecosystems. The acceleration of global warming has overshadowed by the invasives. We may have only 24 months to make some big changes.
From this point forward, I will emphasize news that relates to fossil fuel emissions, climate change, and global warming. There are good news sources on the Internet. I've collected some of them into a Newsletter (http://garryrogers.com/climate-news) that will give you a place to start. I invite all of you to join efforts to deal with global warming on the Internet and in the streets. See you there.
Expansion of Four Utah Uranium Mines Halted, Center for Biological Diversity, http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/uranium-mines-03-26-2015.html 28 Mar 15 MOAB, Utah— In response to formal objections by Uranium Watch and...
"Recently, Australia's Environment Minister announced a ban on the import of all African lion parts, spurred in part by the especially inhumane practice of "canned" hunting, whereby lions are reared in captivity and either hunted in enclosures or shot down soon after being released into the wild.
"The global community has a responsibility to protect animal life, especially imperiled species such as the African lion. With their initiative, Australia has demonstrated its commitment to protecting these majestic creatures.
"The United States, and other countries around the world, should do the same."
Chilean Wildfires Ravage Rare Species
Huge firestorms raging across parts of drought-stricken southern Chile have “wiped out” hundreds of rare plant species and threatened wildlife as well, according to environmental advocates.
The article points out that much more is spent on fighter jets than on protecting the country's natural heritage. In almost every country, our intraspecific wars and fears of war get much more attention and resources than do our wild plants and animals. We have such small brains.
Earlier snowmelt has been especially obvious in most of the mountain ranges of the western United States Staff Report FRISCO — A new NASA study focusing on northwestern Wyoming reinforces earlier research showing that global warming is already...
GR: We expect to break all-time temperature records across the Southwest US today.
Earth Hour 2015 is about getting the crowd to use #YourPower to change climate change. Take action and go beyond the hour at https://www.earthhour.org.
Remember. Lights out at 8:30--9:30 pm your time.
The iconic animals have declined 40 percent in just 15 years, a plight that has gone largely unnoticed until recently.
GR: This first appeared in December (2014). Does anyone know of programs that are helping giraffes?
US Fish and Wildlife Service says importing carcass will benefit conservationCorey Knowlton bid $350,000 to shoot endangered species in Namibia Related: Dallas Safari Club follows controversial rhino hunt with bids to shoot elephant The US...
Rich? Then you can kill anything.
Monsanto is demanding the World Health Organization (WHO) retract the report that says glyphosate, found in the herbicide Roundup, is linked to cancer
From the article: "One proponent of the “glyphosate is absolutely safe” narrative is former environmentalist/current environmental contrarian/sometime Monsanto consultant Dr. Patrick Moore, who was interviewed by filmmaker Paul Moreira for a French TV documentary. He not only insisted “[Roundup] is not dangerous to humans, he also said “You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you.” But when Moreira said, “You want to drink some? We have some here,” Moore responded “I’d be happy to … not really, but I know it wouldn’t hurt me,” and walked off the set when Moreira repeated his offer, calling the him an “idiot.”
The most thorough report yet on the state of New England plant life includes climate change as one of the threats the plants face; already, global warming has led to earlier bloom times for flowering plants like lilacs, and if current trends...
Climate change adds another factor to ubiquitous construction, logging, and invasive species that are changing the woods and costing us our wildlife.
What do the Koch Brothers, Ted Turner, and the Hilton family have in common with Cliven Bundy? They're among a group of powerful welfare ranchers that take from the public and keep for themselves.
Effective lobbying to control Congress requires lots of money. So it's no surprise that much of the subsidized rangeland is owned by the ultra-rich.
The photograph illustrates one of the devastating aspects of ranching on the western US ranges. After rains, ranchers haul in livestock and water so the cows can clean up the weeds and grasses that spring up. When the new growth is gone, it's back to the feedlot. The problem is that wild horses, pronghorn antelope, deer, rabbits, mice and many more needed that flush of growth to survive. It’s not surprising that their numbers are declining.