Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch Waking Times A first-of-its-kind map has unveiled widespread environmental damage and contamination of the Amazon rainforest caused by the rise illegal mining. The survey, released Monday by the Amazon Socio-Environmental Geo-Referenced Information Project (RAISG), identifies at least 2,312 sites and 245 areas of prospecting or extraction of minerals such as gold, diamonds and coltan in six Amazonian countries—Bolivia, Brazil,……Read more
Mainstream media would have you believe that the fluctuations in the carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere are completely man-made.They insist that technological advances as well as overpopulation have driven our planet to a state of crisis – one evidenced by a rapidly warming atmosphere. However, a basic understanding of the global carbon cycle…Read more
It was so great to find out that doctors in Scotland are actually prescribing hiking as a form of medication, something that will not put money into the medical industry and into the doctors pocket. It’s a prescription based on the health and well-being of the patient, recognizing that medication can often be a harmful option……Read more
Al Larson has spent four decades building hundreds of nest boxes for Western and Mountain Bluebirds. Now these homes and their inhabitants are facing the test of climate change. In 1978, Alfred Larson was looking for a hobby that would keep him busy after he retired from his job at a sawmill plant near Boise,…Read more & video: “Bluebird Man – Al Larson Wildlife Documentary”
About a week ago at The Hague, many birds died spontaneously, falling dead in a park. You likely haven’t heard a lot about this because it seems keeping it quiet was the plan all along. However, when about 150 more suddenly died — bringing the death toll to 297 — some started to take notice.And…..Read more & video
Payeng’s quest began in 1979 when he was only 16 years old. During floods that year, a large number of snakes [washed] ashore on the sandbar. Jadav “Molai” Payeng, the ‘Forest Man of India’, has achieved something many would find unimaginable. The Padma Shri awardee is known for single-handedly planting nearly 1,400 acres of forest…Read more & video
The size of the Orca herd in the Pacific Northwest waters has fallen to 75 as birthed calves continue to die.
Their plight is symptomatic of the poor health of the world’s oceans.
Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales
PHUONG LE, Associated Press, Aug. 1, 2018
SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are keeping close watch on an endangered orca that has spent the past week keeping her dead calf afloat in Pacific Northwest waters, a display that has struck an emotional chord around the world and highlighted the plight of the declining population that has not seen a successful birth since 2015.
Researchers have observed the 20-year-old whale known as J35 pushing her dead young along and propping it up while swimming for miles in the waters of Washington state and British Columbia. The calf died July 24 shortly after it was born.
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