Friday, December 02, 2016

Loose Feathers #572

American White Pelican / Photo by Krishna Prasad Kotti / USFWS
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Loose Feathers #571

Snow Bunting / Photo by Alex Galt/USFWS
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Loose Feathers #570

Red Winged Blackbirds/ Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Loose Feathers #569

Mallard / Photo by  Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, November 04, 2016

Loose Feathers #568

Wilson's Snipe / Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS
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Friday, October 28, 2016

Loose Feathers #567

Pied-billed Grebe / Photo by Lloyd Bush/USFWS
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Loose Feathers #566

Northern Harrier / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Loose Feathers #565

Dark-eyed Junco / Photo by Bill Thompson/USFWS
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  • This year had the ninth-warmest September across the Lower-48 states; the same area has not had a cooler-than-average September since 2005.
  • Even as US presidential debates have avoided the subject of climate change, the world permanently passed the 400ppm threshold for atmospheric carbon dioxide.
  • Expanding fracking is incompatible with reducing fossil fuel emissions, even if political leaders talk about it as a "bridge fuel."
  • Fracking threatens native wildflowers in Western Australia because of habitat disturbance and climate change.
  • A recent study found that jumping spiders can hear sounds such as predators or potential prey at a distance. 
  • Storms producing flooding like the NYC area saw during Hurricane Sandy could become more frequent as the climate warms and sea levels rise. 
  • Bees in the Arctic are understudied but could provide information on how climate change is affecting insect populations.
  • Indigenous communities have played a vital role in environmental activism.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Loose Feathers #564

Northern Waterthrush / Photo by Jessica Bolser/USFWS
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Loose Feathers #563

Western Meadowlark / Photo by Dan Duchscherer/USFWS
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