I can't believe my cockholsters!
Saturday, 30 November 2019

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

quote [ Amateur botanists seek to bring back heritage fruits in Northwest U.S. ]

The apple tree, the apple tree
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:04amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

UPDATE: Koala Rescued from Fire Passed Away

quote [ The koala Ellenborough Lewis, who was saved by a woman who wrapped him in a shirt, died Tuesday after veterinarians put him to sleep. ]

I know he was an old koala, but I'm still sad.

[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by snowfox@7:02pmGMT] [0 comments]

Light pollution is key 'bringer of insect apocalypse'

quote [ ?The evidence that light pollution has profound and serious impacts on ecosystems is overwhelmingly strong,? said Matt Shardlow, the chief executive of the conservation charity Buglife. ?It is imperative that society now takes substantial steps to make the environment safer for insects. ]

Embrace darkness! Or something.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:18pmGMT] [5 comments]

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Woman Saves Koala from Brushfires

quote [ This little fella was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from a brush-fire in Australia. ]

In extended, followup on the koala from the Sun, and an article from Forbes. Koalas are prime to go extinct due to loss of habitat from the fires.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by snowfox@5:02pmGMT] [9 comments]

Saturday, 16 November 2019

I Bought an Elephant to Find Out How to Save Them

quote [ At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. Paul Kvinta travels to Laos to visit a moon-shot project aimed at saving the country's 400 remaining wild behemoths, investigate the strange underworld of wildlife trafficking?and make a very unexpected purchase. ]

the elephant (sound of elephant trumpeting)
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change

quote [ Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.

The historic Italian city has been brought to its knees this week by the worst flooding there in more than 50 years.

And the council chamber in Ferro Fini Palace started to take in water around 10 p.m. local time, as councilors were debating the 2020 regional budget ]

Full article in extended (CNN/PAYWALL/ETC.). Thumb is a sculpture titled "Politicians Discussing Global Warming," by Spanish artist Isaac Cordal.

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Funny]
[by knumbknutz@10:52pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 10 November 2019

World Scientists? Warning of a Climate Emergency

quote [ we present a suite of graphical vital signs of climate change over the last 40 years for human activities that can affect GHG emissions and change the climate (figure 1), as well as actual climatic impacts (figure 2). We use only relevant data sets that are clear, understandable, systematically collected for at least the last 5 years, and updated at least annually. ]

In case the XKCD summary wasn't sharp enough.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@5:00pmGMT] [13 comments]

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Old Cellphones Listen for Illegal Loggers

quote [ A treetop surveillance system that uses recycled cellphones and artificial intelligence software to listen for rogue loggers and catch them in the act. ]

Recycling, making something old, new.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3]
[by yunnaf@12:56pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action

quote [ The group said more than half the signatories of the declaration are experts in the fields of climate science and the loss of wildlife. Although British universities and institutes were well represented, signatories also worked in countries including the United States, Australia, Spain and France. ]

The reasoning factor at work.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+4 Good]
[by Paracetamol@4:15amGMT] [5 comments]

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