Friday, February 19, 2021

Loose Feathers #789

Greater Sage-Grouse / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS

Birds and birding news

Science and nature blogging

Biodiversity and conservation

  • The Fishing Cat is vulnerable to habitat loss, but a new conservation project is raising awareness and working to protect them.
  • The discovery of an extinct spruce in Louisiana suggests that there may be more extinct plants than scientists know about and that plants are more vulnerable to climate change then currently predicted.
  • Research on the invasive Spotted Lanternfly predicts a large potential range and possible host plants.
  • The South Padre Island Convention Center has been home to over 3,500 sea turtles that were rescued from unusually cold waters this week. The turtles will be released once the water warms sufficiently.

Climate change and environmental politics