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…

Australia’s Bushfires and Climate Change

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Bushfires have always been a part of Australia’s natural environment. However, they typically have a positive role to play in the management of the continent’s ecology. Over the past two decades, bushfires have become more and more extensive. By December 2019, Australia has been experiencing a…

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

20 Acts on Climate Change: The Way We Eat

Originally posted on Lifenvi:
(Photo: Edgar Castrejon/Unsplash) Eating is an essential human activity. The food sector includes food process from preparation, consumption to waste and agricultural production of crops and livestock. Crop and livestock contributes about 1/8 of anthropogenic emissions. Industrialized agriculture is responsible for 15% of global carbon emissions. It uses 24% of the…

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

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
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…

The Current Species Extinction Crisis

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The world is currently undergoing a major species extinction crisis. The risk of extinction has increased like never before. An international panel recently released a report revealing that one million species are at risk for extinction due to human activities. The panel, the UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and…