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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Monday, March 20, 2023
Devastating Impacts, Affordable Climate Solutions Drive IPCC’s Urgent Call for Action
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Sahtu region, western NWT - Photo by Jean Polfus
A stark choice between climate stability and global devastation is the constant drumbeat from a landmark report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Details here.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Stunning satellite photos reveal - often harmful blooms of phytoplankton have not only been expanding - but intensifying significantly in the world’s coastal waters this century.
Canada is not immune.
by Larry Powell
In an email, Dr. Feng tells PinP,“Blooms were also found in the Alaska Current system, stimulated by the increase in sea surface temperature over the past two decades.” That system includes the waters around Haida Gwaii, also in BC coastal waters, to the north of Vancouver Island.
The researchers hope their findings “can aid the development of strategies to minimize the occurrence or consequences of harmful blooms.”
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Almost two out of every three shark or ray species living in coral reefs are at risk of disappearing from the world forever
|Bull sharks in Fiji. |
This widely-distributed species is among the most at risk of extinction.
The alarming study has just been published in Nature Communiciations.
It finds, except for marine mammals, these coral sharks and rays are more likely to go extinct than any other wildlife group in the world.
The usual culprits behind this tragic state of affairs have, once again been found to be; overfishing, habitat loss and climate change.
Bluespotted lagoon ray. Photos by Colin Simpfendorfer.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
UNSUSTAINABLE SAND MINING IN CHINA THREATENS A CRITICALLY-ENDANGERED CETATION
by Larry Powell
|The Yangtze finless porpoise feeds in Poyang Lake, where sand is heavily mined. |
Photo by Huigong Yu.
A long-term assessment of theYangtze finless porpoise in a heavily mined lake in China, has made some disturbing discoveries.
|Sand mining boats, similar to those in Poyang Lake.|
Photo by Zhigang Mei.
In only a decade, the mining has significantly restricted the porpoise’s habitat, compromised its population connectivity, and destroyed its nearshore habitats.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Loss of pollinators causing more than 400,000 early deaths a year: study
A recent study says pollination loss may be leading to hundreds of thousands of excess deaths worldwide as supplies of healthy food become less plentiful. More here.
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A massive die-off of fish in Shoal Lake, in western Manitoba, has raised the possibility of a huge cleanup ahead.by Larry Powell Countless dead fish litter the shores. The magnitude of the die-off has emerged over the past few days, with spri...