Climate Change’s Effect on Marine Mammals

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Back in 2002, researchers discovered a deadly virus among European harbor seals located in the North Atlantic Ocean. This eventually spread to sea lions, seals, and otters living in the North Pacific Ocean. Scientists eventually found that this was phocine distemper virus, which specifically targets marine mammals’ nervous…

R.I.P. Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry Jones (1 February 1942 – 21 January 2020)[1][2][3] was a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director and historian. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy team. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in English, Jones and writing partner Michael Palin (whom he met at Oxford) wrote and […]

Pray For Rain!

And pray for the firefighters! More than 2 dozen people and 1 billion birds and animals have perished in the Australian wildfires. Thousands of homes and acres of land have been destroyed. If you can, please donate to the charity of your choice. Every little bit helps. Photo credit: skeeze from pixabay

Recycled Plastics Used To Make Roads

I recently learned about this company. I hope they build factories worldwide! From BBC News: A company which uses plastic waste to surface roads has opened its first factory in Dumfries and Galloway. The MacRebur plant in Lockerbie will take rubbish which would have gone to landfill to help produce asphalt. A one-kilometre stretch of […]

Trees: The Key to Fighting Climate Change

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com We can’t escape the warning signs. Temperatures are climbing. The world’s ice caps are melting. More and more animals are projected to go extinct soon. We’re running out of time to resolve the climate change problem. Recent research, however, shows that there is some hope to…

How to Protect the Amazon Rainforest

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Originally published on BarryNerhus.com When people think of the Amazon, they imagine the largest rainforest in the world. The name conjures up images of acres of brilliant green, exotic species of animals, and trees alive with the sounds of birds and insects. What many don’t imagine is the once-beautiful landscape…