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Tuesday, 28 November 2023

Critically endangered Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

quote [ A Sumatran rhino has been born in western Indonesia, officials said Monday, a rare sanctuary birth for the critically endangered animal with only several dozen believed to be left in the world. ]

It's still not enough for a viable population, but it's something
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by slaytanik@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 24 November 2023

The huge climate impact of the middle classes

quote [ The lavish lifestyles of the very rich ? the 1% ? attract attention. But the 10% are responsible for half of all global emissions, making them key to ending the climate crisis.
?If you just focus on the average, you?re missing a big part of the problem and you might also miss the right policy,? said Dr Lucas Chancel, a co-director of the World Inequality Lab at the Paris School of Economics, whose team have tracked the rise of carbon inequality within countries. ]

Some more helpful data breakdowns. Full in extended.

[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by Paracetamol@7:39pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 23 November 2023

The world's 280 million electric bikes and mopeds are cutting demand for oil far more than electric cars

quote [ US researchers estimate that if e-bike trips expanded to 11% of all vehicle trips, transport emissions would fall by about 7%. ]

Small vehicles! Bike sharing! Rikshas.. you name it. not so sure about the scooters, though. Even smaller buses work well in distributing people to bigger bus lanes.
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@3:36pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 20 November 2023

France: a meteorite responsible for a hole in the roof of a car?

quote [ Strasbourg firefighters and police are wondering Monday about the possibility of a meteorite fall after an intervention on a vehicle with a 50 centimeter diameter hole on the roof. ]

Damn! Meteorites are bippin cars now?!
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Interesting]
[by rylex@10:59pmGMT] [1 comment]

The Last Shark ? stark decline of great whites in SA waters

quote [ After watching falling numbers of sharks and the disappearance of great white sharks in Gansbaai in real-time, researchers, divers and other ocean users this week began screening their volunteer documentary, ?The Last Shark?, to raise awareness about human-induced threats faced by shark species in South Africa. ]

Full article text in extended.
Trailer for the documentary and an interview with the filmmakers

It has been bizarre not having the sharks around for this long, even surfing just seems too safe now.
It's caused a trophic cascade locally, with dead seals washed up on the beaches almost constantly. And we don't even know about the long term effects

[SFW] [environment & nature] [+5 Informative]
[by slaytanik@8:36amGMT] [7 comments]

Sunday, 19 November 2023

Salmon are vanishing from the Yukon River ? and so is a way of life

quote [ As waters warm, Alaska Native families confront a world without the fish that fed them for generations. ]

Now the salmon aren't coming back
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+6]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 17 November 2023

Scientists learn secret to hummingbirds? remarkable agility

quote [ Tests exploring how birds navigate gaps smaller than their wingspan shed new light on their ?amazing abilities? ]

Oh hummingbird, mankind was waiting for you to come flying along
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
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Thursday, 16 November 2023

The Naturalist and the Wonderful, Lovable, So Good, Very Bold Jay

quote [ Canada jays thrive in the cold. The life?s work of one biologist gives us clues as to how they?ll fare in a hotter world. ]

My boy Jay is bold
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 14 November 2023

Italian Divers Revive Centuries-Old Tradition to Help Save European Perch

quote [ Nurseries built from bundles of tree branches may help conserve the freshwater fish in the age of climate change ]

If we'll be catching view of Lake Maggiore
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:31amGMT] [3 comments]

?It was incredible to see?: Kenyans dig deep on first national tree planting day

quote [ ?The environment is everyone?s responsibility ? everyone has to make a contribution,? said Elizabeth Wathuti, an environmental activist who took part in tree-planting activities in Makueni. She lauded the planting of indigenous trees and the local community turnout. ]

I'm always impressed by Kenya's approach to conservation, a lot of countries should look to them as an example
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+1 Good]
[by slaytanik@7:24amGMT] [0 comments]

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