• Feb, 2024
  • Feb 22, 2024
  • Mysterious stingray pregnancy leaves many to wonder if shark is father - YouTube
    Parthinogenesis is a theory.
  • Feb, 2024
  • Feb 05, 2024
  • Panama Canal drought causes global disruptions - YouTube
    Meanwhile, elsewhere record low temps and rain.
  • Nov, 2023
  • Nov 30, 2023
  • This year the warmest on record, perhaps.

  • Sep, 2023
  • Sep 04, 2023
  • JAPÓN | Protestas tras el inicio del vertido del agua radioactiva de Fukushima al Pacífico | EL PAÍS - YouTube 

    So what will the argument be when other countries want to do this?

  • Aug, 2023
  • Aug 05, 2023

  • Not enough water to go around: Colorado River Basin, ravaged by drought, plans for a drier future - YouTube 
  • Jun, 2023
  • Jun 01, 2023
  • Right wales on brink of extinction. 300+ said to be left, with only 11 offspring this year. Fishing nets. 

    Goatscaping. They bring a truckload of goats to a fenced in area and let them clear it of all green.
  • Mar, 2023
  • Mar 05, 2023
  • UN secures landmark deal to protect the world's oceans | DW News - YouTube 
  • Aug, 2022
  • Aug 22, 2022
  • Gravitas: China's largest river Yangtze has dried up - YouTube 
  • Aug, 2022
  • Aug 09, 2022
  • Drought threatens major (shipping) rivers in Europe, DW reported

  • Apr, 2022
  • Apr 28, 2022
  • DALL-E makes VW Beetles similar to the Beetle

    "Is there something about the design of the Beetle that even variations look similar?" asked Bakz T. Future.

  • Oct, 2021
  • Oct 19, 2021
  • Record visitors to national parks

    Overcrowded. Waits of up to 4 hours to enter certain trails.

  • Sep, 2021
  • Sep 14, 2021
  • Mammoths again?

    ... they went extinct 4000 years ago. A biosci firm, Colossal, plans to use crispr to put them in the arctic again to help counter the effects of the climate crisis by reverting the ecosystem there.

    They'll insert DNA sequences collected over the years into the genome of Asian elephants (99.6% DNA similarity).

    They raised $15m.

    Other scientists doubted an ecosystem could be redone, especially by just putting some mammoths in it again.

  • Jul, 2021
  • Jul 29, 2021
  • Unknown cause for young birds dying in the US

    The species that seem most affected are common grackle, American robin, bluejay and starling, reportedly.

    Some have their eyes all crusty, others exhibit neurological issues and fall over or have paralysis.

    Experts are performing animal autopsies and tests. It may take several weeks or more to get information.

  • Jul, 2021
  • Jul 22, 2021
  • Floods: Germany had massive floods causing over 100 deaths, and China's Henan had 8 months worth of rain in a day

    China reported 33 deaths. Roughly $200m in damage, expected that estimate will be increased.

    Media censorship in China again highlighted. Government-controlled media, no critical media to investigate and ask critical questions. Social media accounts that ask about role of authorities get deleted and censored.

    One question is whether local authorities warned citizens soon enough. A counterargument is that they had no reason to expect that much rain (once in a lifetime situation).

    Chinese people's political double-standards in a strictly-controlled information environment also at issue: state media covered German floods, Siberian forest fires, Canada heat wave, and drew climate change conclusions. But when something similar happens in China they focus on it as being just an exceptional event.
  • Jul, 2021
  • Jul 06, 2021
  • Saiga antelopes almost wiped out 6 years ago, then there was a baby boom

    Pastruela killed 90% of the species in 2015. Scientists have 2 theories. One, the bacteria, already in the animal (it exists in healthy Saigas at least sometimes, scientists have found), is triggered to grow by something and it kills them. Two, there is an amoeba in the environment that is infected by the bacteria, and then in the wet season the bacteria becomes active, and meanwhile it is somehow consumed when the antelopes grazes.

    Saiga populations recover quickly, though. Females at age 1 have one calf. Older females have twins, and the most mature, larger females can have 3.

    The current population is estimated at 250,000, just like before the endemic on the Kazakh steppe. People in 2015 worried they might become extinct.

    They are now returning to the same grazing ground, though. Experts have little doubt the same plight will affect them again.

    They also face a possible new highway through their migration ground, which would connect the Caspian Sea (at Aktau) and the Nur-Sultan (the capital city).


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