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Stripped bare: Australia's hidden climate crisis

An epidemic of land clearing is sabotaging efforts to address climate change. Farming communities are bitterly divided over the issue – but it also has global consequences Continue reading...
Tags: Deforestation, Conservation, Trees and forests, Environment, New South Wales, Queensland, New South Wales politics, Australia news, Climate change, Australia weather, Farming, Greenhouse gas emissions, Coalition, Environmental activism, Law (Australia, Drought


In the Accelerator over the Sea

In our oceans the scale of disasters is measured in millions, billions, and trillions, while solutions amount to single digits: individuals or institutions working to impact a chosen issue with approaches often both brilliant and quixotic. Putting such individuals in close contact with both whales and billionaires is the strange alchemy being attempted by the Sustainable Ocean Alliance’s Accelerator at Sea. I and a few other reporters were invited to observe said program, a five-day excursion in...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Biotech, Funding, Gadgets, GreenTech, Hardware, Robotics, Science, Startups, TC, Conservation, Ocean Solutions Accelerator, Sustainable Ocean Alliance


In Unprecedented Move, London Police Ban Extinction Rebellion Climate Protests Throughout Entire City

Protests by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has continued to roil cities around the world, including London. And after shutting down parts of Central London, police banned the group from conducting protests anywhere in the city on Monday evening. The move comes after eight days of protests centered on…Read more...
Tags: Extinction Rebellion, UK, Climate Change, Protests, Environment, Police, Law Enforcement, Conservation, Science


Advisory Board Members Axed by Trump's EPA Are Preparing Their Own Pollution Report

Twenty experts who formerly served on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASC)—and who were canned as part of the Donald Trump administration’s plan to stock its panels with industry shills—met this week to continue their work independently, NBC News reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Pollution, Conservation, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, War On Science


Federal agencies propose designated marine habitat to help protect Pacific humpback whales

Earlier this week, three federal government agencies — the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Commerce Department — jointly proposed the creation of a critical marine habitat for Pacific humpback whales. Measuring more than 300,000 square nautical miles, the proposed area only covers waters within the United States’ jurisdiction. The proposed region for the protected marine habitat hugs the coasts of California, Oregon, Wa...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Esa, United States, Conservation, Alaska, Endangered Species, Whales, Pacific, Endangered Animals, Endangered, Commerce Department, California Oregon Washington, National Marine Fisheries Service NMFS


Has Jurassic Park fostered misunderstanding about extinction?

Jurassic Park has fueled public misconceptions about science's abilities to bring extinct species back to life. De-extinction technology can resurrect genetic material from extinct species into their living relatives in a way that can assist conservation efforts. Fostering empathy for other-than-human lives through stories might be the key to addressing the current ecological catastrophe.In 1993, cutting-edge ancient DNA discoveries were yanked into the public spotlight when the blockbuster fil...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Dna, Environment, Genetics, Nature, United States, Pollution, Conservation, United Kingdom, Innovation, United Nations, Anthropocene, Jurassic Park, Biodiversity, International Union For Conservation Of Nature


Last wolves in Africa: the fragile wildlife of Ethiopia's ravaged parks | Tom Gardner

Wildfires and an encroaching population are threatening grasslands that host some of the world’s rarest speciesConservationist Getachew Assefa points across the valley. “It started close to the mist over there, by the most spectacular viewpoint,” he says. “Almost all the grassland was burnt. All of that plateau and the steep cliff over there.”Six months after wildfires torched this part of Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains, the scars are healing: heather and grass have returned to carpet the hilltop, ...
Tags: Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Ethiopia, Simien Mountains, Tom Gardner, Getachew Assefa


Report Finds Nearly Two-Third of America's Birds Vulnerable to Extinction From Climate Change

A new report has found that nearly two-thirds of America’s breeding bird species were moderately to highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Birds, Conservation, Ecology, Audubon Society, Birdmodo


Which cities are the most sustainable? WalletHub releases Top 100 Greenest US Cities 2019

Ever wonder which American cities are the most eco-friendly? WalletHub recently unveiled its list of 2019’s Greenest Cities in the U.S., after comparing 100 of the country’s most populated cities across 28 underlying indicators of environmental-friendliness and sustainability. Some of the key factors surveyed were greenhouse gas emissions per capita, green job opportunities per capita, smart energy policies and clean initiatives. Interestingly, nine of the top 10 greenest U.S. cities are on the ...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, US, San Francisco, Green, Conservation, Portland Oregon, West Coast, Jacksonville Florida, San Francisco California, Washington D C, Sacramento California, Irvine California, San Diego California, Detroit Michigan


Bow Down to Holly, Your Fat Bear Week Champion of 2019

All hail Holly, winner of Fat Bear Week 2019 as well as our hearts.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Alaska, Holly, Fat Bear Week, Bears Bears, All Hail Holly, Holly Your Fat Bear Week Champion


Bolivian Amazon fires: relief as rains douse two-month inferno

Heavy rains have helped military contain blazes that have burnt more than 4m hectares of landHeavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4m hectares of land, local authorities said on Monday.The storms helped Bolivia’s military contain blazes in the region of Chiquitania, home to large areas of dry forests and indigenous communities that have lived in them for ...
Tags: Environment, Americas, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Amazon Rainforest, Bolivia


Wildlife trafficking on the rise all across Latin America

Region’s first conference on the trade hears of growing demand for live and dead animals from world’s most biodiverse continentThe illegal wildlife trade is increasing all across Latin America, the first high-level conference on the issue in the Americas was told.After drugs, guns and human trafficking, wildlife trafficking is the world’s most lucrative organised crime with an annual value of around $20bn (£16bn) each year, according to a 2016 report by Interpol and the UN environment programme....
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Peru, Un, Illegal wildlife trade, Latin America, Interpol


Tesco and M&S likely to have soya linked to deforestation in supply chains

Exclusive: UK supermarkets admit there may be soya-led deforestation in their supply chains due to problems with traceabilityRise of the ‘wonder bean’: from deforestation to your plateHome to the screaming hairy armadillo: the forest the world forgotTesco, M&S and several other UK supermarkets admit that they cannot guarantee that soya from deforested areas is not in their supply chain despite commitments to phase out its use, the Guardian has found.An investigation has revealed that Tesco, Asda...
Tags: Business, UK, Animals, Environment, Americas, Tesco, World news, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Argentina, Gran Chaco, Tesco Asda Morrisons


You have a pile of yard waste. How best to deal with it?

Walking stick, coulda been a bonfire. So, youʻve got a pile of yard waste or pruned tree limbs. What to do with it? 1. You could use it; 2. You could let it rot (compost); or 3. You could burn it. This is an argument for the first and the second, but not the third. Some yard waste, if it doesnʻt have a bunch of weed seeds in it, can be mulch to keep weeds down and retain soil moisture. Or parts of it can be used as planting material (stick a plumeria st...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Climate Change, Pollution, Conservation, Pesticides, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Zoology, Botany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention And, Henry H Janzen Soil




Teams autonomously mapping the depths take home millions in Ocean Discovery Xprize

There’s a whole lot of ocean on this planet, and we don’t have much of an idea what’s at the bottom of most of it. That could change with the craft and techniques created during the Ocean Discovery Xprize, which had teams competing to map the sea floor quickly, precisely, and autonomously. The winner just took home $4 million. A map of the ocean would be valuable in and of itself, of course, but any technology used to do so could be applied in many other ways, and who knows what potential biolog...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Conservation, Xprize, Robotics


How wildcats will be reared for release in England and Wales

Swiss expert behind successful reintroduction in Bavaria is training UK conservationists“If any beast has the devil’s strength in him it is the wildcat,” wrote a 15th-century hunting author – but historic persecution has brought the wildcat to the brink of extinction in Britain.Now there is a new attempt to breed hundreds of wildcats in captivity and return the shy animal to England and Wales, where it has not roamed for 150 years. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, England, Cats, Wales, Animals, Environment, Life and style, UK News, World news, Britain, Wildlife, Conservation, Bavaria


Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

On Monday, Malaysian authorities reported that the last male Sumatran rhino died in a nature reserve on Borneo island. Currently, there is only one female from the same species remaining in Malaysia. The male, Tam, is thought to have died from old age after he was discovered on a palm oil plantation. Efforts to breed Tam with females of the same species were unsuccessful. Related: Koalas declared functionally extinct Sumatran rhinos are one of five rhino species, and only one of three found in...
Tags: Asia, Design, News, Indonesia, Bbc, Conservation, Malaysia, Laos, Borneo, Extinction, Tam, Sumatran, International Union, Sumatran Rhino, Cathy Dean of Save, Rhino International


Climate crisis may be a factor in tufted puffins die-off, study says

Researchers believe 3,150 to 8,500 birds starved in Bering Sea due to loss of prey speciesThe death of thousands of tufted puffins in the Bering Sea may have been partly caused by the climate breakdown, according to a study.Between 3,150 and 8,500 seabirds died over a four-month period from October 2016, with hundreds of severely emaciated carcasses washed up on the beaches of the Pribilofs Islands in the southern Bering Sea, 300 miles (480km) west of the Alaskan mainland. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Animals, Environment, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Conservation, Bering Sea, Pribilofs Islands


Africa's elephant poaching is in decline, analysis suggests

Researchers still fearful as approximately 10,000 to 15,000 are killed every yearElephant poaching rates in Africa are declining, analysis suggests.The annual poaching mortality rate fell from a high of more than 10% in 2011 to less than 4% in 2017, according to a study published in journal Nature Communications. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Environment, Wildlife, Conservation, Animal Welfare, Nature Communications Continue


Camera Trap Snaps Photo of First Known Albino Giant Panda

Using a motion-activated camera, scientists at Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China have snapped a blurry but unprecedented photograph of the world’s first known albino giant panda.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, Conservation, Ecology, Zoology, Pandas, Albinos, Albinism, Wolong National Nature Reserve


Right whale population decline linked to ocean warming, research says

A report shows that the animal’s food supply shifted, causing them to travel farther for food and moving them closer to shipping lanesThe endangered North Atlantic right whale faces increased odds because its main food supply has shifted due to ocean warming, according to new research. Related: What’s the future for Sri Lanka’s ‘lost’ population of whales? Continue reading...
Tags: Massachusetts, Environment, Americas, World news, US news, Canada, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Oceans, New Hampshire, Maine, Whales, Cetaceans, North Atlantic, Sri Lanka


The secretive traders fulfilling demand for a Chinese delicacy | Geoffrey Kamadi

Highly prized for its swim bladder – served in soups and stews – the fish could disappear altogether from Africa’s Lake Victoria thanks to the lucrative tradeA thriving trade in fish maw – made from the swim bladders of fish – could lead to the extinction of the Nile perch fish in east Africa’s Lake Victoria.Demand for fish maw has spawned such a lucrative business enterprise in the region that it is raising concerns of overfishing. Continue reading...
Tags: China, Animals, Africa, Environment, World news, Fish, Uganda, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Conservation, Marine Life, Fishing, Kenya, Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Tanzania


'Elusive and cryptic lizard': hunt on in Melbourne for endangered grassland earless dragon

Newly discovered species could soon be the first reptile on the Australian mainland to be declared extinctA newly reclassified species of lizard that is native to areas now paved by Melbourne’s suburbs could become the first reptile on mainland Australia to be declared extinct.A taxonomic survey of the grassland earless dragon, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal this week, discovered that the species classified as Tympanocryptis pinguicolla was in fact four species – one of whic...
Tags: Australia, Animals, Environment, Australia news, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Endangered habitats, Victoria, Melbourne, Reptiles, Royal Society Open Science Journal


Southern African Nation of Botswana Reopens Big Game Hunting

Southern African Nation of Botswana Reopens Big Game Hunting Botswana – -(AmmoLand.com)- The government of Botswana announced today that it will reopen hunting after a five-year suspension in big game hunting areas in that Southern African nation. A news conference to discuss details is set for tomorrow. “The ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism wishes to inform the public that following extensive consultations with all stakeholders, the Government of Botswana h...
Tags: Guns, Africa, United States, Conservation, Peta, Botswana, HSUS, SCI, Hunting News, Safari Club International, Big Game Hunting, SCI Foundation, Safari Club International First For Hunters, Paul Babaz, Babaz, Department of Wildlife and National Parks


Botswana condemned for lifting ban on hunting elephants

Country with Africa’s largest elephant population says its growth is affecting farmersConservationists have reacted with outrage and concern to a decision by Botswana to lift its ban on elephant hunting.The southern African country said the move was justified by an increase in population and its impact on farmers’ livelihoods. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Botswana


Humans causing shrinking of nature as larger animals die off

Average size of wild animals predicted to fall by a quarter in 100 years through extinctionsHumanity’s ongoing destruction of wildlife will lead to a shrinking of nature, with the average body size of animals falling by a quarter, a study predicts.The researchers estimate that more than 1,000 larger species of mammals and birds will go extinct in the next century, from rhinos to eagles. They say this could lead to the collapse of ecosystems that humans rely on for food and clean water. Continue ...
Tags: Science, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Biodiversity


Botswana lifts ban on hunting elephants

Country with Africa’s largest elephant population says its growth is affecting farmersBotswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting, saying the population has increased and farmers’ livelihoods are being affected, in a move set to trigger outrage from conservationists.President Ian Khama, a keen environmentalist, introduced a prohibition on elephant hunting in the southern African country in 2014. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Botswana, Ian Khama


Forget 3 feet, Hawaii should be planning for 6 feet of sea level rise, new research says

Melting Greenland ice sheet. Credit: NOAA Hawai`i may be planning for only half the sea level rise that is possible within the lives of todayʻs newborns. A new studyfrom British, American, Dutch and German climate researchers argues that sea levels could be more than 6 feet higher than now in 80 years, wiping out many of the worldʻs most important cities and coastlines. Many of those coastal areas would be inundated far sooner than that. That includes much of Honolulu.  ...
Tags: Travel, Energy, Europe, Weather, Climate Change, America, Earth, Conservation, Hawaii, Geology, Noaa, Wind, Greenland, National Geographic, Islands, Antarctic


Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back, and these are the most hilarious entries so far

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards brings funny photos and wildlife photography together, which means: it brings you lots of photos of funny animals. How can it be better than that? The 2019 competition is still on the run, but the team has shared some of the best entries so far with DIYP. Check them out […] The post Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back, and these are the most hilarious entries so far appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Animals, Inspiration, Animal, Wildlife, Conservation, Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Wildlife Photography, Animal Photo, Wildlife Photo Contest