To Catch a Snake: Largest Python Found in Everglades Signals a Threat

The Burmese python caught by a team of trackers breaks a record and shows the invasive species surviving in Florida’s ecosystem despite efforts to remove those snakes.

#conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #everglades-fla, #florida, #invasive-species, #snakes

Let’s Pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

An “unthinkable level of bipartisan support” may just lead to a win for species in peril.

#conservation-of-resources, #democratic-party, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #environment, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.

#arsenic, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #global-warming, #great-salt-lake-utah, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #population, #salt-lake-city-utah, #water, #wind

New Zealand’s Biodiversity Crisis Prompts Extreme Measures

A few years ago, the nation vowed to rid itself of most imported predators. But now some people are asking if that goal is feasible, or worth what it will cost.

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #invasive-species, #new-zealand, #volunteers-and-community-service

Watch a Giant Stingray’s Safe Return to Its River Home

The Mekong River is home to enormous and endangered aquatic life. A 400-pound fish’s release shows how some conservation efforts in Cambodia are paying off.

#cambodia, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #mekong-river, #research, #stingrays, #wonders-of-the-mekong-project, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Scientists Uncover a Shady Web of Online Spider Sales

More than 1,200 species of arachnids are part of a largely unregulated global marketplace, according to a new study.

#animals, #collectors-and-collections, #communications-biology-journal, #conservation-of-resources, #convention-on-international-trade-in-endangered-species, #costa-rica, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #international-trade-and-world-market, #scorpions, #spiders, #united-states, #vietnam, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Climate Change Threatens California’s Vital Kelp Forests

These kelp forests sequester more carbon dioxide than the state’s redwood groves.

#california, #carbon-dioxide, #coastal-areas, #conservation-of-resources, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #seaweed

How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War

Research on past conflicts suggests that the war in Ukraine could have a profound environmental impact.

#angola, #animals, #biodiversity, #birds, #chernobyl-ukraine, #conservation-of-resources, #defense-and-military-forces, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #europe, #forests-and-forestry, #gorongosa-national-park-mozambique, #invasive-species, #korean-demilitarized-zone, #mousseau-timothy-a, #mozambique, #nicaragua, #nuclear-wastes, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

These Birds Aren’t Lost. They’re Adapting.

Bird-watchers love to see vagrants, or birds that have traveled far outside their range. But scientists say they have a lot to teach us in a world facing ecological change.

#animal-behavior, #animal-migration, #biodiversity, #birds, #birdwatching, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #research, #vagrancy-in-birds-book, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

U.S. Allows Hunters to Import Some Elephant Trophies From African Countries

After settling a lawsuit filed during the Trump administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service granted six permits to bring elephant parts into the country. It may approve more in the coming months.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservation-of-resources, #elephants, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #hunting-and-trapping, #namibia, #safari-club-international, #safaris, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-science, #zimbabwe

Will the Jamaica Bay Restoration Project Save New York From Rising Seas?

A major restoration project aims to protect the Jamaica Bay area — and all of New York — by returning salt marshes and sand dunes to their natural states. But will it be too late for the people of Broad Channel?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #army-corps-of-engineers, #birds, #broad-channel-queens-ny, #coast-erosion, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #jamaica-bay-queens-ny, #jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-queens-ny, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #sanderson-eric-w, #wetlands

Tree Planting Is Booming. Here’s How That Could Help, or Harm, the Planet.

Reforestation can fight climate change, uplift communities and restore biodiversity. When done badly, though, it can speed extinctions and make nature less resilient.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biodiversity, #carbon-dioxide, #chazdon-robin-l, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #trees-and-shrubs

The Past and the Future Are at War in California

A legal dispute over enrollment at Berkeley shows how the old ways of enviromentalism won’t cut it in a new era of climate crisis.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #conservation-of-resources, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics

Wolves, and Misinformation About Them, Make a California Comeback

For the past 10 years, wolves have been steadily returning to the state after being wiped out a century ago. But not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat.

#california, #cattle, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #hunting-and-trapping, #livestock, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolves, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Microsoft’s Pursuit of Climate Goals Runs Into Headwinds

The company aims to be “carbon negative” by the end of the decade, but its emissions rose sharply in the most recent year measured.

#conservation-of-resources, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-centers, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #microsoft-corp, #sustainable-living

Finding a Retirement Home for 466 Frozen Flatworm Fragments

When researchers end their careers, where do their biological collections go?

#archives-and-records, #conservation-of-resources, #distel-dan, #northeastern-university, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Maggy Hurchalla, Formidable Florida Environmentalist, Dies at 81

She fought to protect the wilderness she loved, tangling with developers. One case led to a $4.4 million judgment against her.

#conservation-of-resources, #deaths-obituaries, #environment, #everglades-fla, #florida, #hurchalla-maggy, #reno-janet, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #water-pollution, #wetlands

In Search of Panama’s Elusive Spider Monkeys

Environmental initiatives in the Azuero Peninsula offer hope for the future of a critically endangered subspecies.

#agriculture-and-farming, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #monkeys-and-apes, #panama, #rural-areas, #travel-and-vacations

Using Science and Celtic Wisdom to Save Trees (and Souls)

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist and author, has created a forest with tree species handpicked for their ability to withstand a warming planet.

#beresford-kroeger-diana, #books-and-literature, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #content-type-personal-profile, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #global-warming, #ireland, #ontario-canada, #trees-and-shrubs, #writing-and-writers

An Invasive Insect Threatens Delmarva Westlands

The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.

#biodiversity, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #chesapeake-bay, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #maryland, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #nature-conservancy, #rivers, #trees-and-shrubs, #university-of-maryland, #wetlands

After Mounting a Comeback, Eagles Face a New Threat

A study of hundreds of bald eagles and golden eagles showed that nearly half of them had chronic lead poisoning.

#bald-eagles, #conservation-of-resources, #eagles-birds, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #golden-eagles, #hunting-and-trapping, #lead, #poisoning-and-poisons, #united-states

It Helped Catch Serial Killers. Can It Stop Elephant Poachers, Too?

Scientists used a genetic investigation technique with the aim of helping turn the tide against illicit hauls of ivory and other animal parts.

#animals, #conservation-of-resources, #elephants, #forensic-science, #genetics-and-heredity, #ivory, #nature-human-behaviour-journal, #organized-crime, #research, #smuggling, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Wolves Will Regain Federal Protection

A federal judge has overturned the Trump-era decision that removed the predators from the Endangered Species List.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #decisions-and-verdicts, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wolves

If Rover Can Make It Here, Perhaps Bald Eagles Can Make It Anywhere

A white-headed raptor has been preying on smaller birds in Central Park. It’s come a long way since conservationists affixed aluminum bands to its legs four years ago.

#bald-eagles, #birds, #birdwatching, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-ny, #new-haven-conn, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

‘An Environmentalist With a Gun’: Inside Steven Rinella’s Hunting Empire

With “MeatEater” on Netflix and a growing roster of podcasts, he is teaching a new kind of hunter about how killing animals can be part of loving nature.

#bears, #conservation-of-resources, #deer, #gun-control, #hunting-and-trapping, #rogan-joe, #roosevelt-theodore, #united-states-politics-and-government

Redwood Forest in California Is Returned to Native Tribes

Ownership of more than 500 acres of a forest in Mendocino County was returned to 10 sovereign tribes who will serve as guardians to “protect and heal” the land.

#california, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #indigenous-people, #mendocino-county-calif, #wilderness-areas

Sprawling Coral Reef Resembling Roses Is Discovered Off Tahiti

The reef, which is just under two miles long and is in “pristine” condition, was found by a team of divers mapping the ocean floor for UNESCO.

#algae, #conservation-of-resources, #coral, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #global-warming, #oceans-and-seas, #photography, #reefs, #scripps-institution-of-oceanography, #tahiti, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization

Wolves Are Being Slaughtered in the West

Wolves have thrived since returning to the Northern Rockies. Now they face relentless assault by hunters and trappers.

#booker-cory-a, #conservation-of-resources, #elk, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #gianforte-greg-1961, #house-of-representatives, #hunting-and-trapping, #idaho, #livestock, #montana, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #senate, #state-legislatures, #wolves, #wyoming, #yellowstone-national-park

A Naturalist Stumbled on an Ichthyosaur Skeleton, the Largest in U.K. History

The fossilized remains of the marine reptile, often referred to as a “sea dragon” and believed to be 180 million years old, were discovered at a nature reserve.

#conservation-of-resources, #dinosaurs, #england, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #great-britain, #museums, #paleontology, #reptiles, #rutland-england, #skeletons, #university-of-leicester, #university-of-manchester, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

Thomas Lovejoy, Wide-Ranging Ecologist and Amazon Rescuer, Dies at 80

His ambitious, long-running project in Brazil explored the impact of deforestation on animals and plants — and how to deal with it.

#amazon-jungle, #amazon-river-basin, #biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #deaths-obituaries, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #forests-and-forestry, #lovejoy-thomas-e, #nature-tv-program, #wilderness-areas

India’s Modi Brings Tap Water to Millions as Supplies Shrink

The ambitious project to meet a dire need shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strengths and helps explain his popularity despite a weakened economy.

#conservation-of-resources, #drought, #india, #levees-and-dams, #madhya-pradesh-india, #modi-narendra, #politics-and-government, #rural-areas, #shortages, #water, #water-pollution, #wells

Inside the Campaign to Save an Imperiled Cambodian Rainforest

Deep in the Southern Cardamom Mountains, former loggers and poachers have assumed new roles as protective rangers and ecotourism guides. Can their efforts help preserve a vast stretch of wilderness?

#agriculture-and-farming, #animals, #cambodia, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #forests-and-forestry, #koh-kong-province-cambodia, #logging-industry, #phnom-penh-cambodia, #southeast-asia, #travel-and-vacations, #wilderness-areas, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

How to Scare an Invasive Fish? A Menacing Robot Predator.

The mosquitofish is wreaking havoc on native Australian marine life. In a new study, scientists tried to frighten it with a look-alike of its natural foe.

#animal-behavior, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #invasive-species, #iscience-journal, #research, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Donating to Environmental Nonprofits in the South

Our collective efforts can make a huge difference.

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #nonprofit-organizations, #southern-states-us, #tennessee

Climate Change Driving Some Albatrosses to ‘Divorce,’ Study Finds

Warming oceans are sending the monogamous sea birds farther afield to find food, putting stress on their breeding and prompting some to ditch their partners.

#birds, #conservation-of-resources, #global-warming, #new-zealand, #reproduction-biological, #research

Women’s Role in Conservation Lags, Despite Success

When women lead in conservation, indicators of success often go up — yet they are routinely excluded. Could a group of local leaders in the Philippines provide a model?

#biodiversity, #conservation-of-resources, #discrimination, #philippines, #sexual-harassment, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #women-and-girls

A Turtle, a Pool and the Fight to Save Puerto Rico’s Beaches

An attempt to rebuild a beachfront pool turned into a much bigger story about the threats of erosion and overdevelopment on the island.

#beaches, #building-construction, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #condominiums, #conservation-of-resources, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hurricane-maria-2017, #oceans-and-seas, #puerto-rico, #turtles-and-tortoises

Can California Tourism Survive Climate Change?

The most popular state for tourism in the U.S. endured record wildfires, drought and flooding just this year. “The rate of change has been so dramatic,” says one local scientist. “If I was the California tourism industry, I’d be really worried.”

#alpine-skiing, #autumn-season, #california, #calistoga-calif, #conservation-of-resources, #cross-country-skiing, #disasters-and-emergencies, #disneyland-anaheim-calif, #eco-tourism, #global-warming, #napa-calif, #palisades-tahoe, #palm-springs-calif, #skiing, #sonoma-county-calif, #south-lake-tahoe-calif, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #university-of-california-davis, #university-of-california-riverside, #university-of-nevada-reno, #university-of-waterloo, #utah-state-university, #weather, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

In Sonoma County, ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ Is the Next Big Thing

Carbon sequestration, pollinator habitat restoration and simple composting: An increasing number of the region’s winegrowers are going beyond sustainability. Here’s how to see, and taste, the fruits of their labors.

#agriculture-and-farming, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #conservation-of-resources, #content-type-service, #eco-tourism, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #local-food, #restaurants, #single-thread-healdsburg-calif-restaurant, #sonoma-county-calif, #sustainable-living, #travel-and-vacations, #wines

As Drought Conditions Worsen, California Expands State of Emergency

Gov. Gavin Newsom said it was critical for residents to step up their water-saving efforts as the state ends its second-driest year on record.

#california, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #newsom-gavin, #weather

Has Climate Change Cut Us Off From the Wilderness in California?

In California, there is no escape from global warming for many of the species affected and none for the species causing the problem.

#california, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #forest-service, #global-warming, #kings-canyon-national-park-calif, #muir-john, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #pacific-crest-trail, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wilderness-areas, #wildfires

A Taste for Pangolin Meat and the Fall of an African Wildlife Cartel

Yunhua Lin and associates had turned Malawi into an ivory, rhino horn and pangolin scale trafficking hub. His prison sentence could aid the fight against poaching.

#conservation-of-resources, #elephants, #ivory, #lin-yunhua, #malawi, #pangolins, #rhinoceroses, #sentences-criminal, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-science

Nearly $7 Million Awarded in First Earthshot Prizes

Costa Rica and the city of Milan were among the five winners that each received one million pounds, or nearly $1.4 million, to continue sustainability and conservation efforts during a ceremony in London.

#attenborough-david, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #catherine-duchess-of-cambridge, #conservation-of-resources, #philanthropy, #william-duke-of-cambridge

How San Diego Has Water Despite a Punishing Drought

Sustainability measures that the city and county have taken over decades are paying off. But residents still might have to do more.

#agriculture-and-farming, #conservation-of-resources, #drought, #infrastructure-public-works, #newsom-gavin, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #reservoirs, #san-diego-county-calif, #water

Lessons on Living Well, From Nick Offerman

The actor and author shares some earthy wisdom from his time spent outdoors and in the woodworking shop.

#audio-neutral-informative, #berry-wendell, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #offerman-nick, #parks-and-recreation-tv-program

Setting Sail on the Winding Waterways of California’s Delta

The sprawling 1,250-square-mile system of water and farmland in Northern California is a four-season destination for watersport fans and home to many riverbank communities.

#autumn-season, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #reclamation-of-land, #rivers, #ross-calif, #sacramento-calif, #sacramento-river-calif, #san-joaquin-river-calif, #san-joaquin-sacramento-river-delta-calif, #stockton-calif, #travel-and-vacations, #university-of-california-davis, #water-skiing

Hank Paulson: The World’s Biodiversity Is in Peril

The growing damage to the world’s biodiversity presents dire risks to human societies.

#biodiversity, #birds, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #food, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #great-barrier-reef-australia, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #india, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #rabies, #reefs, #united-nations-convention-on-biological-diversity, #united-states, #wetlands

Protected Too Late: U.S. Officials Report More Than 20 Extinctions

The animals and one plant had been listed as endangered species. Their stories hold lessons about a growing global biodiversity crisis.

#biodiversity, #birds, #birdwatching, #conservation-of-resources, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fish-and-wildlife-service, #global-warming, #ivory-billed-woodpecker, #mussels

China Power Outages Close Factories and Threaten Growth

High demand and soaring energy prices have forced some factories to shut down, adding further problems for already snarled global supply chains.

#china, #coal, #conservation-of-resources, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #electric-light-and-power, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional

Bezos Puts $1 Billion of $10 Billion Climate Pledge Into Conservation

A year after announcing the Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon founder detailed how some of the money would be spent.

#andes-mountains, #bezos-earth-fund, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #congo-river, #conservation-of-resources, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #philanthropy