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Thursday, 13 January 2022

Oil Rigs Are a Refuge in a Dying Sea

quote [ Our reliance on fossil fuels is harming marine ecosystems?but the platforms we use to extract oil are giving marine life new homes. ]

New oil rigs will grow
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Gates of Hell: Turkmenistan's President wants to close Darvaza gas crater

quote [ Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has reportedly ordered the closure of the site, whose official name is the Darvaza Crater, after the town where it is located. ]

And all the way down to the gates of hell
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 9 January 2022

The fight to save horseshoe crabs from the biomedical industry

quote [ Horseshoe crab blood fetches up to $15,000 a pint among drug companies. ]

Woke up with blood on my pillow
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 31 December 2021

David Attenborough?s Unending Mission to Save Our Planet

quote [ ?We tend to think we are the be all and end all?but we?re not. The sooner we can realize that the natural world goes its way, not our way, the better.? ]

Unless David Attenborough forces us to see
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:51pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 26 December 2021

Bone-Eating Worms, Super-Sized Isopods, and Other Surprises from Dumping Alligators in the Sea

quote [ Scientists are sinking carcasses to reveal how death on the surface contributes to life on the seafloor. ]

An alligator in the sea
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:36amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Reindeer as Ecosystem Engineers?

quote [ "Our results thus point towards increases in large herbivore pressures having compensated for the warming of the Peninsula, halting the shrubification of the area," the authors wrote in the Journal of Environmental Management. "This suggests that strategic semi-domesticated reindeer husbandry, which is a common practice across the Eurasian Arctic, could represent an efficient environmental management strategy for maintaining open tundra landscapes in the face of rapid climate change."

However, another 2020 study of the Yamal reindeer found that this strategy may have its limits. ]

Boundaries of resilience etc. Also, ? reindeers.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Insightful]
[by Paracetamol@8:51amGMT] [7 comments]

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Precopulatory oral sex found in darkling beetles

quote [ A team of researchers from China, the U.K. and the U.S. has found that a species of darkling beetles engage in oral sex prior to copulating. In their paper published in the journal Ecology and Evolution, the group describes their study of the beetles and what they learned about their mating habits. ]

Moving up and so alive in her honey dripping beehive
[NSFW] [environment & nature]
[by slaytanik@12:22pmGMT] [0 comments]

A lost eagle from Asia has been traveling around North America for more than a year

quote [ The Steller's sea eagle ? native to China, Japan, the Koreas and eastern Russia ? was spotted along the Taunton River in Massachusetts on Monday. It was first seen in Alaska in the summer of 2020. ]

An ol' eagle from Asia made a non stop flight
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:07amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

A Key Tool for Cleaning Up Oil Spills Is More Hazardous Than Helpful

quote [ In the decade since the record-breaking use of oil dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, science shows they?re dangerous, potentially deadly, and rarely useful. A new court case is forcing the US EPA to reconsider their use. ]

And the oil spills
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 11 December 2021

The ocean?s rarest mammal has a few final lessons to teach us

quote [ A tiny porpoise called the vaquita has polarized a Mexican fishing town. The species is fighting for its life. ]

People call it panda of the sea.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

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