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

"Sharks Often Get A Bad Rap, But Oceans Need Them"

"It's that time of the year again: Shark Week. The TV program is so long-running that if you're under 37, you've never known a life without it. In honor of this oft misunderstood critter, we revisit our conversation with shark scientist Melissa Christina Marquez. She explains just how important sharks are to keeping the oceans healthy, including their role in mitigating climate change. Plus, there may be some talk about shark poop."

Source: NPR, 07/09/2024

Outrage After Biden NPS Reinstates ‘Barbaric’ Trump-Era Hunting Rules

"The Biden administration has reinstated controversial Trump-era rules allowing what critics say are “barbaric” hunting practices that target bears and wolves, including pups or cubs, on federal land in Alaska.

Source: Guardian, 07/08/2024

"To Foil a Deadly Pest, Scientists Aim for a Beetle-Resistant Ash Tree"

"Emerald ash borer beetles have killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in the U.S. Now, researchers are nurturing ash that can withstand the insects, in the hope of producing resistant seeds that would ensure a future for trees that are a crucial part of Eastern forests."

Source: YaleE360, 07/02/2024


Subscribe to RSS - Biodiversity