Unique macro-vertebrate at risk from blood sport and climate change

His final point was a word of caution with respect to the culture that surrounds Pokemon. “It’s specifically based around over-exploitation with the tagline ‘gotta catch them all.’ The rarer…

Media Amplification of Forister’s Feeble Butterfly Science and Climate Fearmongering

. Of course, in an age where chicken little catastrophes sell, only warming fall temperatures and butterfly extinctions could promote a profitable climate crisis. Worse, the public was misled to…

REAL threats to threatened species

Their biggest error by far, however, is their insistence that wildlife and their habitats would be saved by eliminating fossil fuel for electricity generation, transportation, heating and cooking. In reality,…

Virtue, Wherefore Art Thou Signal?

Harnessing the innovative spirit of California, Governor Gavin Newsom today advanced an executive order enlisting California’s vast network of natural and working lands – forests, rangelands, farms, wetlands, coast, deserts…

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

In recent years, the notion of an insect apocalypse has become a hot topic in the conservation science community and has captured the public’s attention.

Hopefulness Despite 2.9 Billion Lost Birds

Guest Post by Jim Steele What’s Natural In 2019 bird researchers published Rosenberg et al “Decline of the North American Avifauna”, reporting a decline in 57% of the bird species.…

Global warming could have a negative impact on biodiversity generation processes

This is one of the conclusions of an international study focused on the causes of the evolutionary success of Carex, one of the genera of flowering plants with the highest…

Populations are not declining and food webs are not collapsing at the Luquillo Experimental Forest

From PNAS M. R. Willig, L. Woolbright, S. J. Presley, T. D. Schowalter, R. B. Waide, T. Heartsill Scalley, J. K. Zimmerman, G. González, and A. E. Lugo PNAS first…

Climate change affects the genetic diversity of a species

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ’The question is,’…

Social media data reveal benefits or threats to biodiversity by visitors to nature locations

This seems useful~ctm University of Helsinki Understanding how people use and experience important places for living nature is essential for effectively managing and monitoring human activities and conserving biodiversity. In…

Greenpeace Co-Founder Tells Congress To Ignore UN’s Latest Extinction Warning

From The Daily Caller 9:39 AM 05/22/2019 | Energy Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore will testify before Congress on the U.N.’s alarming biodiversity report. Moore says…

Hearing on the UN biodiversity report

Reposted from Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on May 22, 2019 by curryja by Judith Curry The House Natural Resources Committee Submcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife is holding a…

How capitalism will save endangered species

From The Washington Examiner by Dan Hannan| May 10, 2019 12:00 AM Not long ago, a new variety of orchid was discovered at the Newmarket racecourse in Suffolk, England. The…

‘Insectageddon’ is ‘alarmist by bad design’: Scientists point out the study’s major flaws

Earlier this year, a research article triggered a media frenzy by predicting that as a result of an ongoing rapid decline, nearly half of the world’s insects will be no…

Global Warming off the hook? Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions

Alien species are primary cause of recent global extinctions Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study by UCL…

The Marvelous and Mysterious Monarch

Guest essay by Kip Hansen   The marvelous Monarch Butterfly is an icon of biological mystery.  When I was born, circa 1950, monarchs were known to fly north into southern…

Protecting monarch butterflies’ winter home could mean moving hundreds of trees

From Nature Researchers are trying to shift Mexico’s oyamel firs to higher elevations to help them weather warming temperatures. Monarch butterflies alight on a tree in their wintering grounds in…

Claim: We’re losing monarchs fast—here’s why

From National Geographic A new study finds that monarch wings are getting larger, possibly because climate change has forced the butterflies to travel longer distances as breeding grounds shift farther…

Debunked: Insect Decline in Rainforest caused by Climate Change

Guest Post by Bob Vislocky From the department of “use garbage temperature data to show causation by correlation” comes this recent Washington Post article which cites a report of a…

The sky is falling?!?

Ridiculous report claims humans have killed more than half the world’s wildlife in past 48 years Greg Walcher A recent World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims humans have killed more…