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Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
Posted: August 15, 2019, 10:11 pm

Shared from the 8/14/2019 The Denver Post eEditior By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press

 

 

GREENBELT, MD.» Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather ’round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager to play his part, 3-year-old Thomas Powell flaps his arms and exclaim...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 15, 2019, 9:50 pm

JULY 26, 2019

 

Washington, D.C. — The Trump Administration released its final management plan today for the 15% of Bears Ears National Monument it didn’t strip of monument status. It allows the “chaining� of thousands of acres of forest, and rights of way for new roads and utility lines through the iconic Indian Creek landscape even in what is left of the monument. The plan fails to ma...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 15, 2019, 9:40 pm

Shared from the 8/15/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief.

A draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would prevent the federal government from restricting emiss...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 15, 2019, 9:26 pm

 InsideClimate News

carol has shared this page from InsideClimate News. 

Trump Weakens Endangered Species Protections, Making It Harder to Consider Effects of Climate Change

by Sabrina Shankman

The changes also let the government consider economic interests and could open doors to oil and gas drilling and mining in sensitive areas, including the Arctic. 
A polar bear in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Susanne Miller/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Polar bears are listed as...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 13, 2019, 7:32 pm
Shark Finning, An Abomination
Posted: August 10, 2019, 4:30 pm

In honor of Shark Awareness Day, international conservation organization WildAid and Plan B Media PCL, one of Thailand’s leading outdoor media service providers, urge the public to stop serving and consuming shark fin. The advertisements, placed on Plan B’s media platforms in prominent locations around Bangkok, feature wedding couples dressed in controversial outfits suggesting that their f...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 10, 2019, 4:26 pm

 

 

BY SETH BORENSTEIN and JAMEY KEATEN

,Associated Press•August 8, 2019

 GENEVA (AP) — Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, a new United Nations scientific report says. That creates a vicious cycle which is already making food more expensive, scarcer and less nutritious.

"The cycle i...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 9, 2019, 2:50 pm

By Bloomberg News

Southern California is known for its pristinely maintained beaches. But those perfect ribbons of sand are causing problems for the surrounding ecosystems.

Grooming and filling, primarily intended to beautify the sand for human recreation, is altering the biodiversity of beach ecosystems, according to new research from UC-Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute. Heavily traf...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 8, 2019, 3:45 pm

By Somini Sengupta and Weiyi CaiAug. 6, 2019

Today, among cities with more than 3 million people, World Resources Institute researchers concluded that 33 of them, with a combined population of over 255 million, face extremely high water stress, with repercussions for public health and social unrest.

By 2030, the number of cities in the extremely high stress category is expected to rise to 45 an...

Author: carolbarbeito@carolbarbeito.com (GreenDog)
Posted: August 7, 2019, 8:30 pm