Friday, July 12, 2019

Loose Feathers #705

Tree Swallow / my photo
Birds and birding news
Science and nature blogging
Biodiversity and conservation
Climate change and environmental politics
  • While the DNC still has not approved an official climate debate for the 2020 election cycle, a group of journalists and environmental groups will host a climate summit in September.
  • One way that climate change is changing hurricanes, like the one due to hit Louisiana this weekend, is by making them wetter.
  • Restoring forests could absorb a significant amount of carbon, but scientists disagree on how large the benefit would be. 
  • A company that planned to do aerial surveys of Arctic NWR now says it will not do them. The Interior Department is still determined to sell drilling leases in the refuge.