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Shellfish already dissolving in CA tidepools

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 18. 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

Has Coral Mass Extinction Begun?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 7. 0 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

Yellowstone Bison Slaughter

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Feb 6. 1 Reply

Your tax dollars will pay to slaughter up to 900 bison from Yellowstone.…Continue

Tags: wildlife slaughter

Half of Mozambique's Elephants Killed in Last Five Years

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 15, 2015. 6 Replies

The Wildlife Conservation Society has reported that nearly half of Mozambique's elephants have been killed by poachers for their ivory in the last five years. Per the article: Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their…Continue

Tags: Poaching, Animals, Wildlife, Elephants, Jubinsky

Bee Demise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 20, 2015. 10 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

Giraffes aren't mute, they hum

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 18, 2015. 0 Replies

Giraffes spend their evenings humming to each otherAll of my life I'd been told that giraffes were mute. Hah!Angela Stöger…Continue

Tags: humming, vocalization, communication, giraffe

Have Scientists Found the World’s Deepest Fish?

Started by Steph S. Sep 17, 2015. 0 Replies

The deep sea is a mysterious world of darkness, an inky black…Continue

Marine life slashed by half since 1970: WWF

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Sep 16, 2015. 3 Replies

Geneva (AFP) - Pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of marine life in the last four decades, according to a WWF report released on Wednesday.Species essential to global food supply -- especially in poorer nations…Continue

Polar Bear Warning

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 8, 2015. 0 Replies

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Tags: food shortage, climate change, polar bears

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 29, 2014 at 7:15pm

Salmon Are Dying In The Salmon River Because The Water’s Too Warm

The fish are dying before they get the chance to spawn, due to drought and decreased snowpack-fueled low water levels.
Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2014 at 6:41pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 26, 2014 at 5:24pm

Yes, we enjoyed both the elephant and orangutan reproduction shows.

To change topics,

Coal dust 'spread across Barrier Reef'

Coal dust has spread throughout the Great Barrier Reef and exceeds toxic levels near the shore...

... UNESCO threatens to list it as a World Heritage site in danger.

Professor Hughes, who is also the director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, said the report also found coal dust had spread hundreds of kilometres from ports.

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Comment by Randall Smith on July 26, 2014 at 7:43am

Has anybody been watching the PBS nature shows on "Wildlife Sex"? The last two, on elephants and orangutans were wonderful--perhaps a bit explicit, but excellant. Further, the special on raising a baby orangutan with sign language was superb.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 22, 2014 at 6:52am

That's what you get for "praying"! Ha!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 20, 2014 at 12:18pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 18, 2014 at 4:07pm

That's what I wondered also Randy.

Comment by Randall Smith on July 18, 2014 at 7:09am

What is it that raccon is dragging off? Dog food?

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 17, 2014 at 2:18pm

Ruth, that's why I have peep-holes in my doors.  I don't like the idea of being a snack.  For bears, or for proselytizers.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 17, 2014 at 1:42pm

 

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