Death of 1 Million Seabirds Tied to Massive ‘Blob’ of Hot Water in the Pacific

Great article. "An expanse of uncommonly warm seawater in the Pacific Ocean created by a marine heatwave led to a mass die-off of one million seabirds. The heatwave began in 2013 and grew stronger between 2015-2016 due to El Niño. It created a patch of much warmer seawater in the northeastern Pacific that stretched for 1,000 … Continue reading Death of 1 Million Seabirds Tied to Massive ‘Blob’ of Hot Water in the Pacific

Feral cats adding to the bushfire tragedy

I love domesticated cats who live inside as necessary to my life. But cats are remarkably efficient predators when allowed to run free. Bird lovers often hate cats with a passion for that very reason. And it's a sound reason for keeping pet cats indoors. What's happening now is that feral cats are heading into … Continue reading Feral cats adding to the bushfire tragedy

Natural gas (much of it fracked) a disaster for the planet

The many people in favor of natural gas are very fast to obscure the environmental cost of producing and using it. The facts are that fracking carries a high risk of polluting our limited sources of fresh water plus its production and use will considerably increase U.S. emissions. Read on in the article below. Cheap … Continue reading Natural gas (much of it fracked) a disaster for the planet

Climate threats to your favorite birds by zip code

Never let anyone say the Audubon Society isn't leading edge. Check this out. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/01/interactive-audubon-society-tool-shows-climate-threats-to-backyard-birds/ Interactive Audubon Society tool shows climate threats to backyard birds It displays information by ZIP code. By Diana Madson Wednesday, January 8, 2020 You may enjoy gazing out the window and seeing familiar birds like goldfinches, robins, or warblers flitting between … Continue reading Climate threats to your favorite birds by zip code