Saturday, November 27, 2021

Corals spawning gives scientists hope for ‘vulnerable ecosystem’

The spawning, which was seen from recorded videos off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, "gives the scientists who observed it hope for the vulnerable ecosystem."

Amazonian manatees populations seem to be on the rise

“As they are protected and it has been made illegal to sell them, the species has had room to grow and the expectation is that [the population] is increasing.”

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?

Deadly pesticide still legal in US can harm bee populations for generations, study finds

The latest research offers another argument that U.S. regulators should follow the EU and ban neonicotinoids.

Humpbacks, endangered for the last 25 years, are returning in record numbers

“2021 has been a banner year for female humpbacks coming into the Salish Sea with new calves.”

USDA announces proposal to reinstate protections for Tongass National Forest

While the Trump administration tried to open 9.2 million acres of the forest to logging and roadbuilding, the USDA's proposal will effectively reinstate the protections for Tongass National Forest.

More US residents than ever before understand climate crisis is real and dangerous

There is a growing awareness that the extreme weather events of recent years are caused by the climate crisis, with an all-time high of 70 percent of people believing that global warming is impacting U.S. weather right now.

China’s governmental policies have helped save the nearly extinct Amur tigers

“There is still a long way to go to build a viable future for tigers in northeast China, but the situation looks good.”

COP26: Climate pledges don’t match up with policies—or consumer behavior

The Glasgow Climate Pact kicks the climate can down the road.

EPA finds two widely used pesticides harm majority of endangered species

Atrazine and glyphosate are both causing severe harm to many of the plants and animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.