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Snake Fungus Threat

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 27, 2017. 10 Replies

Fungal pandemics have hit frogs and bats. Snakes are now succumbing too. Fungal disease poses global threat to snakes …Continue

Tags: climate change, wildlife extinctions, fungi

Republicans eliminate wild mustangs

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 20, 2017. 0 Replies

Congressional committee votes to allow destruction of wild horsesBeloved wild horses aren't profitable to the 1%.…Continue

Tags: wild burros, wild horses in US, mustangs

Has Coral Mass Extinction Begun?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 22, 2016. 2 Replies

Dr John "Charlie" Vernon, "Godfather of Coral", warns that we may be seeing coral extinction now. The Great Barrier Reef is in critical danger. An unprecedented global coral bleach is underway. Coral suffers from from hot water, acid, and more…Continue

Tags: possible coral extinction, global coral bleaching

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by sehkmet Sep 17, 2016. 14 Replies

If you like to eat, the plummeting bee population matters.Bees are having a really hard time right now. For about a decade, they've been dying off at an unprecedented rate—up to 30 percent per year,...... in the last few years scientists have…Continue

Tags: climate change, bees

Wildlife Extinction - Psychological Impact

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Thomas Murray Sep 9, 2016. 17 Replies

How does wildlife extinct make you feel? It makes me sad that so few bees visit my garden, and that so many species are threatened. I celebrate every time one bee comes around, which is rare.There are now so many creatures on the endangered species…Continue

Tags: emotional health, Anthropocene Extinction

Sea Lion Die-Offs Continue

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 25, 2016. 2 Replies

FEATURE-California sea lion crisis lingers; falling births reportedOnly 2,000 dead and dying pups and juveniles beached since January, not because California sea lions…Continue

Tags: Climate Change, California Sea Lion die-off

Wolves Improve Rivers

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 9, 2016. 0 Replies

When 14 wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone, they changed the birds, bears, rabbits, beavers and even the rivers.Through trophic cascade, the entire ecosystem of the park improved.Continue

Tags: Yellowstone National Park, wolves, trophic cascade, reintroduced predators

Shellfish already dissolving in CA tidepools

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18, 2016. 0 Replies

As climate change acidifies the Pacific, nighttime respiration in tide pools has already made their pH begin dissolving shells."This work highlights that even in today's temperate coastal oceans, calcifying species, such as mussels and coralline…Continue

Tags: dissolving shells, tide pools, Ocean Acidification, Climate Change

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 11, 2020 at 7:11am

Neat, Joan!

Indiana has a "stopover" park north of me about 50 miles (Jasper Pulaski). That's why I'm in the flyway for the cranes. I see thousands each year. I never get tired of watching them.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 11, 2020 at 12:00am

Oh! to have such an experience!

Comment by Plinius on March 6, 2020 at 7:41am

Where would we be without internet! They're so beautiful!

Comment by Randall Smith on March 6, 2020 at 7:06am

Yesterday, on a south wind, the Sandhill Cranes were flying north over my house. On a north wind today, they changed their minds! I love hearing and watching them, no matter which direction they're going!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 8, 2019 at 2:46am

Randy, two fawns! What a joy!

Comment by Plinius on December 6, 2019 at 8:42am

Nice! Here the golden jackal was spotted, so good to hear that there's life when you're surrounded by cars....

Comment by Randall Smith on December 6, 2019 at 7:04am

Several local residents have captured bobcats on camera in my area of north central Indiana! Evidently, they're making a comeback here. One photo shows 3 of them together. Wonderful! Let's hope they don't get shot.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 12, 2019 at 2:50pm

Interesting encounter, Randall. Thanks for your story.

It could have been he'd been hand reared and released. I remember reading about a koala begging an Australian couple biking through, when there had been heat and wildfires, asking for water. I thought it might have been hand reared and saw people as helpers.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 12, 2019 at 6:59am

While playing golf the other day, a fox came trotting right up to me and plopped down beside my ball. He had no fear. Being mangy looking, I suspect he was rabid, so I backed away. And away he trotted. A rare close encounter.

Comment by Andrea Quinn on April 7, 2019 at 3:49pm

The Case of the Missing Ice-What happens when the Bering Sea’s ice disappears?
Record low sea ice in 2018 sent ripples through the entire Arctic ecosystem


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