Dramatic blooms of algae are choking the Chesapeake Bay and killing crabs and fish.
Things related to the web of life; ecology; wildlife; endangered species
"Something happened to the population of North Atlantic right whales in the last decade, as their numbers shrank and fewer calves were born." "New evidence suggests that the endangered population lost much of a critical food source, but may be stabilizing slightly as it shifts territory to feed elsewhere."
"Real, visible and consequential ecological catastrophes are playing out all around us."
"Wander into the woods in most places in the eastern United States and you’re likely to come across a towering trunk with sandy-colored, diamond-shaped ridges rising to bare forking branches and little holes peppering the bark, signaling where small, green beetles have crawled out and flown away after doing their dirty work. This decaying monument is — or rather, was — an ash tree. Its kind will not be back in your lifetime, perhaps ever.
"The Chesapeake Bay’s recovery took a step back in 2018, but the estuary retained its “C” grade on an annual report card from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science."
"Worms are wriggling into Earth’s northernmost forests, creating major unknowns for climate-change models."
"Dozens of gray whales have been found dead along the U.S. West Coast in recent weeks and some scientists believe the cause lies far to the north, in the heated-up Arctic waters off Alaska."
"For many Americans, the first step to helping to save a million plant and animal species from being wiped out starts at the front porch."
Coal companies got Trump's Interior Department and West Virginia officials to reverse endangered wildlife protections that had closed mines.
"Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world’s last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study."