Arctic sea ice formation processes concentrate plastic particles into the ice. This figure shows the total number of microplastic pieces presented as values per cubic meter of ...
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Last week the Klamath National Forest took a calculated risk to knowingly harass a pair of Bald eagles and their babies with helicopter logging just 1,500 feet from their nest. Logging this close to the nest occurred continuously for over a week and is expected to continue in this general area.
If observations show that the logging has resulted in any of these negative affects EPIC will look into pressing charges for violation the Bald Eagle Protection Act.
The extreme cold and snow across the eastern half of the United States this past winter makes global warming seem laughable. But, paradoxically, the blasts of polar air were fueled in part by planet-warming gases, according to a new paper.
In particular, the gases helped plow heat into the tropical western Pacific Ocean that, in turn, drove the jet stream further north toward the Arctic before it funneled cold, snowy weather over the Midwest and East Coast, explained Tim Palmer, a climate physicist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Photo: Courtesy Ann Sydow "
"‘OR7 – The Journey’, is a mesmerizing new documentary film about one adventurous young wolf, from Northeast Oregon, who struck out for new country and ended up making history.
While the reasons behind the radio-collared wolf OR7′s extensive journey were most likely humble and based on instincts alone, the moment he stepped into the state of California, in the fall of 2011, OR-7 became a worldwide celebrity. He’s the first wild wolf known to make tracks in California in almost 90 years...."
Australia's black market for endangered wildlife is thriving, with mainstream websites eBay and Gumtree caught out listing illegal ivory and native reptiles for sale. The number of native and foreign species being bought, sold and exported has more than doubled since 2008, with bones, skins and animal teeth all regularly traded online....
Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=29873051 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57939764-78/wolves-park-wolf-yellowstone.html.csp UT: Utah study: ‘Crowded’ wolves raid other packs, kill pups Posted on May 15, 2014 by TWIN Observer Wildlife » Utah State...
It was a top honour to win the Whitley Award last week, but now we have our very own video narrated by none other than the legendary Sir David Attenborough. Sir David's wildlife films have inspired us for years!
The video was assembled by the fantastic team at the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) and played at the awards ceremony, when I received the award along with the 7 other amazing conservationists who also got an award. I even got to say hello to Sir David, such a treat.
We are deeply humbled by this, and thank WFN and all the great people I met last week in London!
“The Whitley Fund for Nature is unique. It doesn’t put its own people on the ground but seeks out local leaders who are already succeeding. It puts its mon...
WATER WAR: The U.S. Forest Service has locked out cattle belonging to ranchers in Otero County, N.M., because it wants to protect the habitat of the meadow jumping mouse. Photo from KVIA-TV. By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog A dispute between ranchers, whose cattle were locked out of a water source in southern New...