Jun 26, 2022

USA & beyond: 5/5/2022 Associated Press article on Avian Flu in Wild Birds

photo from AP article


We need to do better. 37 milliion confined #birds have been killed as a preventive measure. There has been a huge number of cases of #birdflu in #wildbirds compared to outbreaks in previous years. Both trends are unacceptable. 

https://apnews.com/article/health-business-minnesota-environment-0ec6d3f11b09ddd023d7d5d50ab7f8c1 

"Scientists estimated in a study published three years ago that the number of wild birds in North America had fallen by nearly 3 billion since 1970 as humans continue to encroach on their habitat." 

Jun 25, 2022

Excellent weekly enews publication by Inside Climate News


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Jacobabad, a landlocked city in Pakistan's Sindh Province nearly 340 miles north of Karachi, is pushing the limits of human livability on a warming planet. Since the beginning of March, an unprecedented heat wave has gripped India and Pakistan, affecting more than a billion people on the subcontinent. And Jacobabad has been among the cities worst hit, experiencing temperatures in excess of 100 degrees for 51 straight days. Last month, the temperature there reached 123.8 degrees. On three separate occasions before that, it reached 122 degrees. The 2022 heat wave in South Asia is already estimated to have caused more than 90 deaths in India and Pakistan, and to have resulted in glacial melts in northern Pakistan and reduced wheat yields in India. According to a recent report published by the World Weather Attribution Initiative, the onset of the heat wave was made 30 times more likely by climate change. 

Also this week, an Inside Climate News analysis of emissions data from a gas storage facility in Petal, Mississippi found that the facility releases half a ton of a potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere every hour—more than any other gas storage facility in the country. Over a 20-year time frame, emissions from the Petal Gas Storage Station equal the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 87,000 automobiles, more vehicles than the population of Petal and its neighbor, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, combined.

In Jacobabad, One of the Hottest Cities on the Planet, a Heat Wave Is Pushing the Limits of Human Livability
BY ZOHA TUNIO
Temperatures in this landlocked city in Pakistan's Sindh Province crossed 100 degrees for 51 straight days in March, and reached 123.8 degrees earlier last month.
Every Hour, This Gas Storage Station Sends Half a Ton of Methane Into the Atmosphere
BY PHIL MCKENNA, INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS, & ALEX ROZIER, MISSISSIPPI TODAY
The Petal plant emits the greenhouse gas equivalent of 87,000 automobiles—more than any other gas storage facility in the United States.
With Increased Nutrient Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, Environmentalists Hope a New Law Will Cleanup Wastewater Treatment in Maryland
BY AMAN AZHAR
Democrats and numerous environmentalists blame Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, for severe staffing shortages and backlogged permit enforcement at the Department of the Environment.
A 'Living Shoreline' Takes Root in New York's Jamaica Bay
BY HANNAH LOSS
An experimental project to build back a pond important to migratory bird species joins ongoing efforts to restore Jamaica Bay marshlands.
Protecting Mexico's Iconic Salamander Means Saving one of the Country's Most Important Wetlands
BY MYRIAM VIDAL
Lake Xochimilco's canals and island farms, on the southern tip of Mexico City, are on UNESCO's World Heritage List. They are also imperiled by overdevelopment, pollution and climate.
Inside Clean Energy: E-bike Sales and Sharing are Booming. But Can They Help Take Cars off the Road?
BY JAMES POTHEN
E-bikes, already taking off during the pandemic, are getting a big boost from states that hope they will reduce driving, energy consumption and emissions.
Warming Trends: Putting Citizen Scientists to Work, Assuring Climate-Depressed Kids That the Future is Bright, and Deploying Solar-Hydrogen Generators
BY KATELYN WEISBROD
A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, books, cultural events and other developments from the global warming frontier.
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In Africa, Conflict and Climate Super-Charge the Forces Behind Famine and Food Insecurity
BY GEORGINA GUSTIN
While there's no doubt that a warming planet makes food security more challenging, calling a famine "climate-induced" is complicated and recently controversial.
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Jun 21, 2022

Everywhere: #Pesticides Webinar Recording and Resources



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West coast USA: 49-year-old Fish "factory ship" named "Excellence"

"Excellence" on Bellingham Bay


Just noticed this vessel leaving the Port of Bellingham so searched to see its name. It apparently captures pollock and 
butchers or "processes" them. It has a history of oil and ammonia leak incidents.  
https://www.vesseltracker.com/fr/Ships/Excellence-7313652.html 

Jun 14, 2022

India: June News - Bearing with the summer heat


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COOL MEASURES FOR RESIDENTS ON HOT DAYS

Our caregivers are always thinking of new ways to create mentally stimulating enrichments for our residents. Here Cupid climbs a tree to get to a cool popsicle treat. Cupid gets good exercise and a healthy snack while she beats the heat.

 

Mercury levels are hitting records of up to 49°C in the hotter parts of India. Since much of the country is in the tropics, the summer season can be difficult. The dedicated team at Wildlife SOS ensures that a summer care plan is implemented to help our elephants and bears beat the heat.

 

READ HOW ANIMALS COOL OFF ON HOT DAYS

COCO THEN AND NOW

Before her rescue at the tender age of just 11 years old, Coco was beaten until she performed unnatural tricks for spectators at a circus. During those formative years of her life, she had only known cruelty and abuse. But just look at her now! Coco& was rescued in 2015 with three other members of the "nut herd, Peanut, Walnut and Macadamia."

A GUIDE TO ETHICAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

With each stride in the forests, we are creating an impact. You may be causing immense stress to the wild animal you're targeting (with your camera). As a natural response, their behaviour gets disrupted due to the presence of any unexpected intruder. Read our guide to ethical wildlife photography.

STAFF PROFILE: SANDHI PRIYA

Sandhi comes with a huge bank of knowledge regarding wildlife conservation, sustainable development, rural livelihood programs, human-wildlife interactions, climate resilience, gender issues and of course, corporate communications and fundraising. Learn more about Sandhi and her work with Wildlife SOS!

THE SOCIETY OF RHESUS MACAQUES

A famous African proverb states that "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." These words on the power of community speak of a mechanism commonly applied by us humans. Social bonds enrich our lives with sensitivity and an intense will to survive.

TOP 10 MOST FREQUENTLY RESCUED SNAKES

Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Units respond to snakes-related calls almost every day. From the venomous Indian Spectacled Cobra and Common Krait to non-venomous snakes like the Red Sand Boa, Indian Rock Python, and Indian Rat Snake. Let's get to know some of the more frequently rescued snakes at Wildlife SOS.

 

VIDEO AND IN THE MEDIA

 
 

NINA TAKES AN EVENING WALK

Have a relaxing moment and watch Nina take a peaceful evening walk.

 
 

COVERING OPEN WELLS

The India Times features Wildlife SOS well-covering project for its readers.

 

OTHER NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

More interesting news stories from Wildlife SOS

Plight of their Sight: Ocular Disorders in Captive Elephants

Lessons to Learn From the History Of Ecological Imbalance

Night Life In The Wild

Delhi Ablaze: Raging Landfill Fires Across The Capital

Animals' Got Talent: Meet The Jungle Musicians

Protective Gear, Tracking And A Successful Rescue!

 


 

More legal barriers for Rosie the elephant

Unfortunately, our efforts to quickly bring Rosie to the safety of our Elephant Hospital Campus are on hold for now while we address legal challenges by those who kept her illegally. We are fighting relentlessly for her in court! We wish we could say more, but since the matter is sub judice, we can't give more details as that could impact the proceedings. We will continue to do everything we can to help poor Rosie and assist the Forest Department in enforcing the law. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 


 

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