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Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

SOURCE: New York Times DATE: January 20, 2021 SNIP: A Washington State report put it bluntly: Because of the devastating effects of climate change and deteriorating habitats, several species of salmon in the Pacific Northwest are “on the brink of extinction.” Of 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...
Fishermen are cutting off the beaks of endangered albatrosses

Fishermen are cutting off the beaks of endangered albatrosses

SOURCE: Natural History Museum DATE: November 17, 2020 SNIP: Some fishermen targeting tuna, swordfish and halibut in the southwest Atlantic are cutting the beaks off live albatrosses to free them from hooks, before tossing the birds back into the ocean to die. The...