Posted on June 29, 2015 by Envirothink
An endangered green sea turtle
According to the World Wildlife Fund, nearly all species of sea turtles are Endangered. The reasons are many – poaching for their meat or eggs, habitat destruction, boat strikes, ingesting plastic debris and “accidental” trapping in vast gill nets causing their deaths are a few of them. The Sea Turtle Conservancy is making huge strides to save these magnificent creatures.
The oldest sea turtle organization in the world, the Conservancy’s mission is to protect / recover sea turtle populations around the world, especially in Central America. Its long-term monitoring protection program, established in 1995. is in Tortuguero, on the northeastern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Continue reading
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Posted on June 9, 2015 by Envirothink
A green bridge near Grevesmühlen, Germany. Will the new one in Washington state resemble this?
This Tuesday, the Washington State Department of Transportation will break ground on a wildlife crossing that will span Interstate 90, a major thoroughfare linking the Seattle area with eastern Washington. The 150-foot-long (45-meter) wildlife bridge – about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Seattle near the Snoqualmie Pass – will be the largest of its kind in the state.
Filed under: Wildlife | Tagged: Bankff National Park, eco-bridge, endangered wildlife populations, I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, wildlife, wildlife corridor, wildlife crossing | 2 Comments »
Posted on May 21, 2015 by Envirothink
Lassen Peak prior to its devastating eruption in 1915. Photo by B.F. Loomis, courtesy of National Park Service
The Cascade Mountains stretch from southern British Columbia, Canada, all the way into northern California. Part of the famed Ring of Fire – a string of volcanoes and mountains running throughout the Pacific Ocean – the southern Cascades contain hundreds of small to medium-sized volcanoes. This includes more than 30 volcanoes that make up California’s Lassen Volcanic National Park.
This week marks the 100th anniversary of one of Lassen’s most powerful volcanic eruptions.
To learn more about the explosive history of this remarkable national park and view rarely seen pictures that were taken during a major volcanic eruption, click here.
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Posted on May 20, 2015 by Envirothink
As an environmental journalist and an organic home gardener, I’m very aware of how pesticides and neonicotinoids such as Roundup and glyphosate are having a devastating effect on bees and butterflies. I work diligently to not only provide this information to others but also to avoid bringing any of said ingredients into or around my home.
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Posted on March 17, 2015 by Envirothink
Wildlife is adaptable. Studies continue to show that in our largest metropolises, foxes, raccoons and coyotes also thrive. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Consider the lone mountain lion that’s apparently trapped in-between urban sprawl in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.
So it’s welcome news that the National Wildlife Federation is honoring the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife as part of its celebration of National Wildlife Week 2015.
Filed under: Wildlife | Tagged: climate change, Collin O’Mara, drought, Griffith Park, National Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Week, urban sprawl, wildlife, wildlife habitat | Leave a comment »
Posted on March 2, 2015 by Envirothink
Great Lake wolves have shown a recovery in numbers. Scientists, who consider the Great Lakes wolves’ territory to include nine states, have established populations of about 3,700 animals total in just three — Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Even so, a federal judge’s recent order restored legal protection to gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.
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Posted on February 4, 2015 by Envirothink
As the effects of climate change make themselves irrefutably present, Nature and especially its wild animals are being deeply impacted. And the relationship between humans and Nature is being sorely tested.
Filed under: Wildlife | Tagged: climate change, Conservation International, Dr. M. Sanjayan, Earth, Earth: A New Wild, effects of climate change, Nature, PBS, wild animals | Leave a comment »