Oyster Industry More Convinced Of Ocean Acidification Impacts Than Public

Although some people in the general public remain skeptical about the impacts of ocean acidification, a growing number of professionals who make their living off the ocean have become believers. A newly published survey found that more than 80 percent of respondents from the United States shellfish industry on the West Coast are convinced that … Continue reading Oyster Industry More Convinced Of Ocean Acidification Impacts Than Public

South Africa: 749 Rhinos Poached So Far This Year

South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Minister Ednah Molewa said 749 rhino were lost to poachers so far this year. The Minister said this when briefing the media on interventions that the department, as well as the rest of the security cluster, have implemented to fight rhino poaching. “… by Thursday August 27, 2015, the number of … Continue reading South Africa: 749 Rhinos Poached So Far This Year

Remembering Hurricane Katrina A Decade Later

By Jim Garamone Forecasters said the hurricane would be bad, but no one expected a Katrina. Hurricane Katrina hit the American Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, causing initial destruction from Texas to Florida. It wreaked such damage over such a large area that it changed the way the U.S. government responds to disasters. According … Continue reading Remembering Hurricane Katrina A Decade Later

Obama: Meeting Global Threat Of Climate Change – Transcript

In this week’s address, US President Barack Obama spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the … Continue reading Obama: Meeting Global Threat Of Climate Change – Transcript

Satellite Image Shows US Pacific Northwest Wildfire Severity

The Pacific Northwest is abundantly dotted with wildfires in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. There are over 27 fires listed in the Inciweb database for the state of Washington. The largest active fire listed is the Okanogan Complex Fire which is currently at 256,567 acres and has 1,250 personnel working the fire. This fire began … Continue reading Satellite Image Shows US Pacific Northwest Wildfire Severity