mothernaturenetwork:

66 coral species nominated for endangered listHaving an endangered status would restrict commercial activities in the coral areas, while also preventing any trade or harvesting of the corals.

mothernaturenetwork:

66 coral species nominated for endangered list
Having an endangered status would restrict commercial activities in the coral areas, while also preventing any trade or harvesting of the corals.

mothernaturenetwork:

Is fracking making livestock sick?Study found ill and dead animals on 24 farms near natural gas drilling sites.

mothernaturenetwork:

Is fracking making livestock sick?
Study found ill and dead animals on 24 farms near natural gas drilling sites.

natureconservancy:

Shine bright and break through.

natureconservancy:

Shine bright and break through.

discoverynews:

Our planet is a-rumblin’…

Rethinking Earth’s Most Massive Eruption: Earth’s most massive eruption is happening right now, but a new discovery hints that we need to re-evaluate what that eruption is telling us about the nature of our planet.

discoverynews:

Our planet is a-rumblin’…

Rethinking Earth’s Most Massive Eruption: Earth’s most massive eruption is happening right now, but a new discovery hints that we need to re-evaluate what that eruption is telling us about the nature of our planet.

(via howstuffworks)

nbcnews:

Africa’s lion population plummets by two thirds in 50 years, study finds
(Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images file)
Africa’s lions are running out of habitat and some populations, especially those in West Africa, are running toward extinction, according to a study published Tuesday.
Read the complete story.

nbcnews:

Africa’s lion population plummets by two thirds in 50 years, study finds

(Photo: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images file)

Africa’s lions are running out of habitat and some populations, especially those in West Africa, are running toward extinction, according to a study published Tuesday.

Read the complete story.

(via climateadaptation)

climateadaptation:

nbcnews:

Catastrophic storms’ costs put cloud over federal budgets
(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP)
The three states hardest hit by super-storm Sandy in October are requesting $80 billion in emergency funding, raising long-term questions about the federal government’s planning for seemingly ever-more expensive disaster spending.
Read the complete story.

Great work by NBC. The solution, of course I’d say, is adaptation - strengthening our cities with more wetlands, sea walls, and moving away from dangerous areas. It’s a long term issue, and not one to be addressed under pressure to resolve the fiscal cliff.

climateadaptation:

nbcnews:

Catastrophic storms’ costs put cloud over federal budgets

(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

The three states hardest hit by super-storm Sandy in October are requesting $80 billion in emergency funding, raising long-term questions about the federal government’s planning for seemingly ever-more expensive disaster spending.

Great work by NBC. The solution, of course I’d say, is adaptation - strengthening our cities with more wetlands, sea walls, and moving away from dangerous areas. It’s a long term issue, and not one to be addressed under pressure to resolve the fiscal cliff.

"If the United States has entered an era in which mega-storms, perhaps related to climate change, are becoming the “new normal,” it will create new spending pressures at a time when federal revenues every year are falling roughly $1 trillion short of outlays. If you factor in a growing population and development in coastal areas, then storm damage is likely to become even more expensive over time."

NBC boldly takes on the reality of balancing disaster planning with perpetual growth. Let’s embrace mainstream coverage that questions our growth patterns. (via climateadaptation)

(via climateadaptation)

valexx:

Flaky

It Snowed at Lunch 
 Lexnger On Flickr

valexx:

Flaky

It Snowed at Lunch 

 Lexnger On Flickr

(via natureconservancy)

mothernaturenetwork:

Dispersant makes oil 52 times more toxicThe mix of dispersants and oil likely ‘put a big dent’ in the ocean’s food web, but scientists have no measurements to be sure how big.

mothernaturenetwork:

Dispersant makes oil 52 times more toxic
The mix of dispersants and oil likely ‘put a big dent’ in the ocean’s food web, but scientists have no measurements to be sure how big.