Biodiversity

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

"Bird Flu Spreads To Dairy Cows In Idaho, Michigan And New Mexico"

"A highly virulent bird flu first detected in dairy cows in Texas and Kansas this week has spread to additional herds, bringing the number of affected states to five and adding evidence the virus may be spreading cow-to-cow."

Source: Washington Post, 04/02/2024

Courage and Caring — Documentary Celebrates Environmental Icon Stewart Udall

While the name of Stewart Udall, U.S. interior secretary through the tumultuous 1960s, may have faded from public memory, his influence on environmental policies is still felt today. Contributor Francesca Lyman shines the spotlight on a new documentary about Udall and his legacy, and talks with director John de Graaf about Udall’s insights and inspiration.

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"New Zealand's Maori King Calls For Whales To Be Given Personhood"

"The King of New Zealand's Indigenous Maori people made an impassioned call Thursday for whales to be granted the same legal rights as people in a bid to protect the hallowed yet vulnerable species."

Source: AFP, 03/29/2024

Feds Propose Killing 500,000 'Invasive' Owls To Save Calif. Native Owls

"A group of 75 animal rights organizations, including several in California, signed a joint letter sent to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Monday urging her to nix a proposal by the U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife to shoot nearly half a million “invasive” owls over the next 30 years."

Source: SFGate, 03/28/2024

"What a Search for the Signs of Spring Reveals"

"If you looked into the sky before dawn on Monday, you might have seen the worm moon. That’s the name some Native Americans give the March full moon because that’s when the soil warms and earthworms emerge. Others call it the crust moon, when snow melts and refreezes, or the sap moon, when maple trees are tapped."

Source: NYTimes, 03/26/2024

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