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CDFW Fall Trawl Survey yields no Delta smelt for third year

CDFW Fall Trawl Survey yields no Delta smelt for third year

SOURCE: RecordNet DATE: Jan 12, 2021 SNIP: For the third year in a row, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found zero Delta smelt in the agency’s 2020 Fall Midwater Trawl Survey throughout the Delta. The 2- to 3-inch-long Delta smelt, found only in the...
Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: January 11, 2021 SNIP: Insect populations are suffering “death by a thousand cuts”, with many falling at “frightening” rates that are “tearing apart the tapestry of life”, according to scientists behind a new volume of studies. The insects...
Illegal wildlife trade finds a new marketplace—social media

Illegal wildlife trade finds a new marketplace—social media

SOURCE: The Kathmandu Post DATE: January 9, 2021 SNIP: People buying groceries, electronic gadgets, dresses and books online has become common these days with the availability of the internet and social media. But the internet has also become a place for trade in...
Trump to Birds: Drop Dead

Trump to Birds: Drop Dead

SOURCE: Audubon DATE: January 5, 2021 SNIP: With two weeks left in office, on National Bird Day, the Trump administration—defying opposition from the general public, scientists, tribal governments, international treaty partners, and a federal judge who last summer all...
Warming already baked in will blow past climate goals

Warming already baked in will blow past climate goals

SOURCE: AP DATE: January 4, 2020 SNIP: The amount of baked-in global warming, from carbon pollution already in the air, is enough to blow past international agreed upon goals to limit climate change, a new study finds. For decades, scientists have talked about...