Saturday, 30 June 2018

Ex-Nasa scientist: 30 years on, world is failing 'miserably’ to address climate change


The Guardian
James Hansen, who gave a climate warning in 1988 Senate testimony, says real hoax is by leaders claiming to take action. More here.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Britain's biggest butterfly threatened by rising seas


The Guardian
New charity warns Britain’s largest butterfly could be lost within four decades as rising seas turn its habitat into saltmarsh. More here.
Another kind of  swallowtail in Manitoba, CA. A PinP photo.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Wood Buffalo: Canada’s largest national park and its people in peril



The Narwhal

American White Pelicans at the Rapids of the Drowned, Wood Buffalo Park. Photo by Ansgar Walk.
International officials are warning the Canadian government not enough is being done to protect the Peace-Athabasca delta — one of the world’s largest freshwater inland deltas — from the ravages of ongoing industrial development. More here.

Deepwater Horizon disaster altered building blocks of ocean life


The Guardian
Oil spill disaster reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as White House rolls back conservation measures. More here.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

In a High-Stakes Environmental Whodunit, Many Clues Point to China



The New York Times
 The largest Antarctic ozone hole ever recorded on September 24, 2006. NASA.
Last month, scientists disclosed a global pollution mystery: a surprise rise in emissions of an outlawed industrial gas that destroys the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer. More here.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Palm oil ‘disastrous’ for wildlife but here to stay, experts warn


The Guardian
The deforestation it causes is decimating species such as orangutans and tigers - but the alternatives could be worse, finds authoritative report. More here.

Pikas in Peril


UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Photo by Rémi Bigonneau
UBC scientists say mammal threatened by climate change. More here.

Measuring ecosystem disruption caused by marine heatwaves

 Nature Above, healthy bull kelp. Below, bull kelp degraded by a marine heatwave. DeWikiMan Marine heatwaves can displace therma...