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…