Biodiversity

Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species

Calif. Turning Mountain Lions Into Roadkill Faster Than They Can Reproduce

"In the last eight years there have been 535 mountain lions reported killed on California highways — a steady toll of one to two each week that scientists suggest may exceed the reproductive rate of increasingly isolated and inbred puma clans."

Source: LA Times, 02/03/2023

"California Holdout In Agreement Over Colorado River Cuts"

"Six western states that rely on water from the Colorado River have agreed on a model to dramatically cut their use, months after the federal government called for action and an initial deadline passed. California — with the largest allocation of water from the river — is the lone holdout."

Source: AP, 01/31/2023

"E.P.A. Bans Disposal of Mine Waste in Bristol Bay"

"The Biden administration on Tuesday is set to move to protect one of the world’s most valuable wild salmon fisheries, at Bristol Bay in Alaska, by effectively blocking the development of a long-disputed gold and copper mine there."

Source: NYTimes, 01/31/2023

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