USA: Florida – Everglades National Park


The following is an article reporting on the threat posed to the Everglades National Park by an introduced species – the Burmese Python.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0130-hance_invasive_pythons.html

Climate Change: Threat to Old Growth Trees


Climate change is emerging as a major threat to old growth forest and old large trees in particular.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0126-big_trees.html

Suriname: More New Species Found


In the South American country of Suriname, some 46 new species have been discovered by science. The link below is to an article on the discoveries.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0124-hance_suriname_newspecies.html

Indonesia: Sumatran Elephant Facing Extinction


In Indonesia, the Sumatran Elephant is facing extinction, due to habitat loss. It would seem that is largely due to Palm plantations.

For more visit:
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?203227

Species: 2011 – Massive Number of Newly Discovered Species


The number of new species discovered in 2011 was massive. The following article provides a very interesting report on 2011 and the number of new discoveries made.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/inventory-lists-19232-newly-discovered-species-during-latest-count.html

131 Years of Climate Change


The following link is to an article concerning a video produced by NASA relating to climate change over the last 131 years – well worth a look.

For more visit:
http://www.climatecentral.org/videos/web_features/nasa-finds-2011-ninth-warmest-year-on-record/

Artic: Massive Rise in Freshwater


The amount of freshwater in the Artic is growing. The following article reports on the issue and what is happening in the far north of the globe.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16657122

Australia: Western Australia – More on Gouldian Finches


Australian Geographic has posted an article on the discovery of the breeding colony of Gouldian Finches I mentioned in a post a few days ago (https://kevinswildside.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/australia-western-australia-gouldian-finch/). This article is also worth a read.

For more info visit:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/new-gouldian-finch-population-found-in-kimberley.htm

Oceans: Acidity and Pollution


Man made acidity and pollution is having a massive impact on our oceans.

For more visit:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/01/greenhouse-gases-make-oceans-more-acidic-threaten-coral/1