Experts say the Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park may be vaninishing as a result of global warming, pollution, and the introduction of non-native species.
Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species
"The National Wildlife Property Repository is the resting place for 1.5 million victims of illegal trade. They sit on shelves or in boxes as bracelets, shoes, pelts and more."
"Polar bear populations in and around Alaska are declining due to continued melting of sea ice and Russian poaching, according to reports released Thursday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."
"The number of animals poisoned, shot or snared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than doubled last year, and environmentalists who are critical of the killings are renewing their effort to cut the program's funding."
"Plans to resume the hunting of humpback whales, protected by a moratorium introduced more than 40 years ago, came under fire from environmentalists Tuesday."
"A Purdue University study shows that introducing a new hybrid of the American chestnut tree would not only bring back the all-but-extinct species, but also put a dent in the amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere."
"Five wildlife protection groups today filed legal action challenging the removal of Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region."
Western governors and cabinet secretaries signed an agreement to work together on protecting wildlife corridors in the face of new electric transmission lines.
"Most great scientists have prizes named after them. Or university buildings. Not Bob Drewes."