Conservation Biology Has Lost Two Champions — E. O. Wilson & Tom Lovejoy

January 8, 2022

Remembering Naturalists E.O. Wilson and Tom Lovejoy with Jane Lubchenco (Transcript) >> From the Broadcast by Steve Curwood, Living on Earth, January 7, 2021 CURWOOD: The world lost several notable people in the waning days of 2021, including two leading naturalists, who died just a day apart at the end of December. ~~ Edward, or [...]

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Some 400 Weather Stations Tell Us — The Climate Emergency is ‘NOW’

January 7, 2022

Ten countries set or matched national monthly high temperature marks last year From an Article by Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams, January 7, 2022 Last year saw record-breaking high temperatures recorded at more than 400 weather stations around the world, with meteorologists voicing alarm over what climate scientists say is the shape of things to come, [...]

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Marcellus Drilling Permits for December in PA, OH & WV

January 6, 2022

Some 29 New Shale Well Permits Issued for PA-OH-WV on Nov 29-Dec 5 >>> From the Marcellus Drilling News, December 8, 2021 There was a healthy number of new permits issued in all three actively drilling Marcellus/Utica states last week. In Pennsylvania, 14 new shale well permits were issued across the state. In Ohio, five [...]

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PRESS RELEASE ~ Legal Challenge to MVP Submitted in WV over §401 Permit

January 5, 2022

Mountain Valley Pipeline faces legal challenge to water crossing permit in West Virginia >>>>…………>>>>…………>>>> Action comes on the heels of challenge to Virginia granting similar water crossing permit >> From the Appalachian Voices, Environmental Interest Group, January 3, 2022 Charleston, WV — A new lawsuit filed today challenges West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [...]

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Looking Beyond PLASTIC TRASH for “Hope & Resilience”

January 4, 2022

What if all we’re left with is plastic pollution? From a Preview Article of the Allegheny Front, Pittsburgh, December 20, 2021 A new novel envisions a future after life-altering floods and fires that happen as a result of climate change. Appalachia is now known as “Scrappalachia,” where people try to squeeze an existence out of [...]

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Proposed “Science Facility” would Pollute the Morgantown Area

January 3, 2022

Mysterious operation could be big polluter Letter to the Editor, Morgantown Dominion Post, January 2, 2022 A presumed cryptocurrency mining operation appears to be headed for the Morgantown Industrial Park — adjacent to Skyview Elementary and Westwood Middle schools, as well as numerous residences and businesses, and located just across the Mon River from Morgantown. [...]

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FIRE$ IN COLORADO ~ More Climate Change Damage$ (600 Homes Gone)

January 3, 2022

‘We Are in a Climate Emergency’: Late-December Wildfires Ravage Colorado From an Article by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, December 31, 2021 Tens of thousands of Coloradans were forced to flee their homes Thursday as two fast-moving wildfires—whipped up by wind gusts reaching 110 mph—tore through communities just outside of Denver, engulfing entire neighborhoods in flames [...]

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WORLD WILDLIFE FUND ~ Some 40,000 Species Threatened With Extinction

January 2, 2022

Within Decade, Planet’s Natural World Facing Largest Mass Extinction Event Since Dinosaurs >>>>>……………>>>>>……………>>>>> From an Article by Julia Conley, Common Dreams, December 30, 2021 Latest analysis by World Wildlife Fund warns humanity — possible “victim of it own lifestyle” — might ultimately be added to list of threatened species. “If the earth is sick, so [...]

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LIVING ON EARTH ~ “Four Very Delightful Animal Stories”

January 1, 2022

Show Transcript and Sound Recordings — “Living on Earth” (Public Radio) >>>>>>HOSTS: Bobby Bascomb, Jenni Doering, Aynsley O’Neill >>>GUESTS: Joe Bruchac, Tierra Curry, Jennifer Junghans, Julie Zickefoose [THEME]~ BASCOMB: From PRX – this is Living On Earth. I’m Bobby Bascomb and to celebrate the season we’re taking a break from the news with an hour [...]

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NOVA on PBS ~ Top Science Stories of 2021 ~ Climate & Weather

December 31, 2021

NOVA’s top science stories of 2021 >>>>>>………………>>>>>>>………………>>>>>>> Scientific advancements helped humans push through both the pandemic and the atmosphere this year, and a long-awaited visit from some underground insects set the country abuzz. Climate change and extreme whether In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth climate assessment report, detailing the [...]

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