Sunday, 11 November 2018

Ragweed may expand its range northward with climate change


Science Daily
Hay fever allergy. Photo by championswimmer.
A new predictive model developed by ecologists and climate scientists suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas, worsening conditions for millions of people with hay fever and asthma. Details here.

The Olympics vs. the Wild Creatures of the Rainforests.


Rainforest Action Network
 The Borneo file-eared frog (Polypedates otilophus).
Photo by Charlels J. Sharp.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are likely built on the backs of endangered species. That’s because the very timber being used to build the Olympic venues is being sourced from Indonesia’s rainforests. So much for being “one of the most sustainable Olympics yet!” Details here.