Wildlife

Underwater Santa Barbara Sound System Tries To Keep Whales, Ships Apart

"The taut rope that was lowering an underwater listening station to the ocean’s floor collapsed on the tug boat’s deck with a slap, signaling to the crew on board that their mission was complete. They had successfully deployed a sound system in the Santa Barbara Channel."

Source: LA Times, 08/20/2019

"New Trump Rules Weaken Wildlife Protections"

"The Trump administration took its final step Monday to weaken the Endangered Species Act, a bedrock law that brought the bald eagle, the American alligator, the California condor, the humpback whale and the grizzly bear back from the brink of extinction."

Source: Washington Post, 08/13/2019

Insect 'Apocalypse' In U.S. Driven By 50X Increase In Toxic Pesticides

"America’s agricultural landscape is now 48 times more toxic to honeybees, and likely other insects, than it was 25 years ago, almost entirely due to widespread use of so-called neonicotinoid pesticides, according to a new study published today in the journal PLOS One."

Source: National Geographic, 08/09/2019

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