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Beavers clean water, new research

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/hGo-Y1bq0S8 This video from the USA says about itself: TITLE: Beaver Ponds As Crucial Habitat for a Sensitive Great Basin Amphibian SPEAKER: Chad Mellison AUTHORS: Kent Mcadoo and Chad Mellison SYMPOSIUM: Restoring and Managing the “Emerald Islands” of the Sagebrush Sea: New Science, Sticks and Stones, and the Eager Beaver [held at the Society for Range Management Annual Meeting in Sparks, Nevada on Jan. 30, 2018] From the University of Exeter in England: Beavers do ‘dam’ good work cleaning water May 9, 2018 Beavers could help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research shows. The study, undertaken by scientists at the University of Exeter using a captive beaver trial run by the Devon Wildlife Trust, has demonstrated the significant impact the animals have had on reducing the flow of tonnes of soil and nutrients from nearby fields into a local river system. The research, led by hydrologist Professor Richard Brazier, found that the work of a single family of beavers had removed high levels of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus from the water that flowed through their 2.5 hectare enclosure. The family of beavers, which have lived in [a] fenced site at a secret location in West Devon since 2011, have built 13 dams, slowing the flow of water and creating a series of deep ponds along the course of what was once a small stream.…

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405 thousand year climate cycle discovered related to Earth’s orbit around the sun

Originally posted on Iowa Climate Science Education:
In ancient rocks, scientists see a climate cycle working across deep time. A repeating shift in Earth’s orbit spans hundreds of millions of years From THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Scientists drilling deep into ancient rocks in the Arizona desert say they have documented a gradual shift in Earth’s orbit that repeats…

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Help saving English forest

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/qMzpXdKzUFM This video from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in England says about itself: 4 May 2018 You hold the key to a secret forest. Your support today will help raise £500,000 to cover the cost of the remaining 174 hectares of Franchises Lodge – an area of over 1,000 acres of woodland, pasture, scrub and heath in the New Forest, unseen by the public for over 100 years. Related articles Geese to be banned from Regent’s Park Boating Lake because visitors keep slipping over Remote Scottish islands declared rat-free after rodents lured to captivity using peanut butter and chocolate Paris wants to build a massive forest that would be 5 times larger than Central Park RSPB Saltholme earns 2016 TripAdvisor certificate of excellence RSPB seeks passionate wildlife lovers to inspire the next generation in Norwich and Norfolk For Peat’s Sake – Save Hoddlesden Moss Hen harrier chicks tagged at home of UK Submarine Service Climbing boulders raise nature experience at RSPB Rainham Marshes Putting Aberdeenshire meadows back on the map RSPB warns driven grouse shooting does not have a future without change

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Tree frog wakes up, video

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/Htn7DRib49c This April 2018 video is about a tree frog waking up near the Loonse en Drunense Duinen nature reserve in North Brabant province in the Netherlands. Toby Bissels made this video. Related articles Extinct bee species back in the Netherlands Dutch wildlife crime detected Scarce large butterflies, Dutch jubilee Wildcat back in Dutch province after centuries Snow goose, rare in the Netherlands First curlew nest of spring Voorne island wildlife videos Snow goose, other wildlife, on Voorne island Butterfly and flowers Cranes come back to Dutch nature reserve

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Climate Change Ignores all Borders as Rain Bombs Fall on Kauai and the Middle East Alike

Originally posted on robertscribbler:
The weaponization of weather language has long been a topic of some controversy in the meteorological press. Peace-loving people the world over rightly try to communicate in a manner that discourages violent conflict. And the term ‘rain bomb’ has taken quite a lot of flak from those with thus-stated good intentions. However, whether or not the…

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Red wolves nearing extinction — only 40 left in the wild

Originally posted on Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/01/red-wolves-nearing-extinction-only-40-left-wild/569027002/ Doyle Rice, USA TODAYPublished 3:18 p.m. ET May 1, 2018 | Updated 4:14 p.m. ET May 1, 2018 https://uw-media.usatoday.com/video/embed/34268105?sitelabel=reimagine&continuousplay=true&placement=uw-smallarticleattophtml5&keywords=red-wolves%2Cscience%2Cenvironment%2Cendangered-species%2Canimals%2Cfish-and-wildlife-service%2Cfear%2Cdisappointment%2Coverall-negative%2Cnature%2Calbemarle&simpleTarget=Chevron_Environment&simpleExclusion=&pagetype=story The endangered red wolf population could be completely gone in the next ten years. Buzz60 (Photo: Gerry Broome, AP) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Only 40 endangered red wolves remain in the wild in the U.S., and the population could go extinct within eight years, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “Time is running out for red wolves,” said Collette Adkins, a biologist and senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We need to move fast if we’re going to keep them from disappearing forever.” Once a common sight across the entire southeastern U.S., the red wolf was listed as endangered in 1967 and first declared extinct in the wild in 1980, according to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). However, an experimental colony of captive wolves was reintroduced into eastern North Carolina in the mid-1980s in an attempt to bring the species back to the wild. While that colony peaked at about 120-130 wolves in 2006, that number has now dwindled down to 40. “It is obvious that there are significant threats (to the experimental population) in eastern North Carolina, and conditions for recovery of the species are not favorable, and a self-sustainable population may not be possible,” the FWS said. The red wolf “is one of the most endangered mammal species on the entire planet,” said Ron…

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