Japan: Japanese River Otter Declared Extinct


The link below is to an article reporting on the official extinction of the Japanese River Otter.

For more visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0828-hance-japanese-river-otter.html

Arctic: Record Ice Melt This Year


The link below is to an article reporting on the record low amount of ice in the Arctic this year.

For more visit:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/low-point-for-arctic-sea-ice/

Palau: Climate Change Impact


The link below is to an article that reports on climate change and its impact on the island state of Palau.

For more visit:
http://grist.org/climate-energy/paradise-lost-in-palau-island-nation-fights-back-against-climate-change/

Article: The End of Climate Change Denial?


The link below is to an article by David Suzuki which looks at the end of climate change denial – is denial on the way out?

For more visit:
http://www.thewesternstar.com/Arts-Life/Environment/2012-08-25/article-3060576/Climate-change-deniers-are-almost-extinct/1

Article: Newly Discovered Species that are Less than Pleasant


The link below is to an article that looks at five newly discovered species that you really don’t want to meet too closely.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/139291

Article: Nature Reserves in Climate Change Era


The link below is to an article that looks at the place of nature reserves in the world of climate change.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/aug/24/blakeney-point-coastal-nature-reserve-centenary

Blog Update: Computer Issues & Illness


Hi all (and an especially large hello to regulars), just a bit of an update on the Blog. I haven’t posted much in the last week due to illness and was about to start doing so again when my computer bit the dust – died, gave up the ghost, packed it in… Anyway, I have now a new computer and currently I am in the process of setting it up, moving my files about, installing software, etc. It will still be a few days until I have everything sorted out and I am able to resume normal service. Thankfully I have been able to salvage all my content and data.

I’ll be seeking to bring the Blogs back online over the next few days – hopefully one or even two may be back with fresh posts tonight. Thanks for your patience.

Article & Videos: Time-Lapse Videos Show Changes to Surface of Earth


The link below is to an article with a number of embedded videos that shows changes to the surface of earth over the last 40 years.

For more visit:
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/dramatic-time-lapse-videos-show-changes-earths-surface-using-40-years-satellite-images.html

New Zealand: New Fish Species Discovered


The link below is to an article (with pictures) of the new species of fish discovered off New Zealand, known as Flabby Whalefish.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/pictures/120724-weird-fish-deep-oceans-animals-new-zealand-science/