Heatwaves can ‘wipe out’ male insect fertility

Heatwaves can ‘wipe out’ male insect fertility

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/13/heatwaves-wipe-out-male-insect-fertility-beetles-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Paradise, Calif., Destroyed By Wildfire, Authorities Say — News : NPR

The entire town of 27,000 people was evacuated ahead of the wildfire in Northern California. The fire is the latest in a string of disastrous blazes to hit the state in the past year.(Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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North American Badger: Taxidea taxus — nature has no boss

Out on a hike amongst the fully blooming rabbit and sage brush we noticed numerous holes along the trail. Were they Marmot or perhaps Badger. Finally near the end of the hike the question was answered when we spotted this Badger off in the distance. It was nice to see this Badger out foraging. Badgers […]

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Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

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The importance of the LA urban forest to resident and migratory birds, with Dr. Eric Wood – Evening Meeting Reminder: Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

How does the Los Angeles urban forest affect our resident and migrant birds? How do they use it? Do they use native and exotic trees differently? Do the trees lining our public street actually benefit our birds? These are just a few of the topics Dr. Wood will address. What patterns of tree cover and […]

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Rafael Nadal Wins Sportsmanship Award — Rafael Nadal Fans

Rafael Nadal has won the ATP tour’s Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the second time, ending Roger Federer’s streak of seven in a row. The ATP announced earlier today: Fellow players voted Nadal as the winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for a second time, recognising the Spaniard for his fair play, professionalism and […]

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Scientists Spy On Bees, See Harmful Effects Of Common Insecticide — News : NPR

Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony’s young, researchers say.(Image credit: James Crall /Science)

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EU moves to protect large carnivores — BBC News – Science & Environment

Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.

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