Friday, December 14, 2018

Loose Feathers #676

Northern Hawk Owl / Photo by Lisa Hupp/USFWS
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Friday, December 07, 2018

Loose Feathers #675

Greater Sage-Grouse / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, November 30, 2018

Loose Feathers #674

Common Loon / Photo by Bill Thompson/USFWS
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Friday, November 23, 2018

Loose Feathers #673

White-breasted Nuthatch / Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS
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  • A study found that the U.S. could reduce a fifth of its carbon emissions through reforestation.
  • Social media has sparked a surge in visitors to national parks and other public lands, but many parks do not have the resources to handle the extra crowds.
  • Climate change is altering the jet stream and creating weird effects like extreme heat in western North America and extreme cold in eastern North America. 
  • There was a major oil spill off Newfoundland.
  • France is insisting on the EU's climate change regulations being part of any Brexit deal.
  • The Trump administration wants to expand drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve, which would affect caribou and other wildlife.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Loose Feathers #672

Lesser Scaup / Photo by Krista Lundgren/USFWS
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Friday, November 09, 2018

Loose Feathers #671

Red-necked Phalarope / USFWS Photo
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Friday, November 02, 2018

Loose Feathers #670

Bald Eagle / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Loose Feathers #669

White-throated Sparrow eating Poison Ivy berries / my photo
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Loose Feathers #668

Savannah Sparrow / my photo
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  • Here is a short review of how we know that humans are the main cause of climate change.
  • The destruction from Hurricane Michael shows how unprepared the US is for what climate change will bring.
  • Vandalism, off-road vehicle use, and other types of damage have increased since the Trump administration cut pieces out of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. 
  • Ryan Zinke has been the subject of 18 ethical investigations by the Interior Department's Inspector General, who was replaced this week.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Loose Feathers #667

Mariana Crow / Photo by Henry Fandel
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