PSA from FEMA: National Flood Insurance Program... →
Should tax payers pay to help insure people who choose to live in hazardous areas? This is a tough conversation to have, but we should have it. (Dearest libertarians, please exit the convo here). Simply, people’s homes and businesses are often located in dangerous areas. The most popular danger is flooding, and millions(!) of properties are located in flood plains. It’s very risky....
Climate change affecting owl color in Finland →
I’m on an owl kick today… Climate change is affecting the color of owls in Finland. Researchers who looked at Finnish tawny owls over the last 28 years found that the brown variant is winning over the gray one in the wild. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, the researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland say that bird populations appear to be able to evolve in...
Shooting Barred Owls to Save Spotted Owls →
Controversial, but it works. Barred owls shot by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in order to save populations of the Northern spotted owl. Forest managers in the Pacific Northwest are facing a tough decision. Environmentalists shut down logging in the national forests in the1980s and 1990s in order to save the Northern spotted owl. Considered an indicator species by biologists, meaning...
Anonymous asked: Hi, Michael - I noticed your post on “Great News! The DOI incorporates adaptation!” I work for a DOI agency, and am curious about the FWS approach to recovery of the northern spotted owl - this recovery plan includes a proposal to consider shooting barred owls based on a lot of assumptions, and will release a draft EIS on a research proposal this spring to do just...
Interesting tumblr tag of the day: #Storyboard:... →
Solheimajokull iceberg melting. Via Extreme Ice Survey.
Dear amazing followers: I'm headed to the... →
I’m going on this trip with good climate adaptation folks. But, I’d like explore and do city things! Good bars? Good museums? Interesting sites? Help me out, tell me what to do!
Cameroon plans climate projects to protect... →
“In response to the recent large-scale poaching of elephants in and near the Bouba Ndjida National Park, the Cameroon government has announced steps not only to improve security but also to mitigate the effects of climate change on the drought-stricken park, in an effort to prevent elephants moving out of the protected area into the hands of ivory hunters. Map of Cameroon, Africa About 250...