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W. Hudson Bay Freeze-Up Earlier Than 1980’s Average For Third Year In Row

This is the third year in a row that freeze-up of Western Hudson Bay (WH) ice has come earlier than the average of November 16 as documented in the 1980s. Reports by folks on the ground near Churchill confirm polar…

Prey-size plastics are invading larval fish nurseries

(Arizona State University, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science) A new study by researchers at Arizona State University’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science (GDCS) and NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center has revealed that larval fish species from various ocean habitats are now being threatened by plastic pollution that infects their nursery habitats—at levels on average, eight times higher than those recently found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Why it's OK to disagree about politics

Many friendly get-togethers and family gatherings have been ruined by heated political debates, and the potential for political disagreement makes many of us uneasy. In fact, a poll conducted by PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist found that 58 percent of…

Watch horse run back into danger to help its family escape Simi Valley wildfire

[embedded content] The wildfires in California have forced more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes and has been keeping thousands of firefighters working around the clock. But it’s not just humans in danger’s path. The video above from CBS…

The UK Election And Another Lying Climate Poll

The Guardian has a piece with the headline: “Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll” reporting on a survey which claims that two-thirds of people agree that the climate emergency is the biggest issue facing humankind, with only 7%…

7 uncanny facts about crows

Intelligence runs in the crow family, a diverse group of more than 120 bird species. And, as with most geniuses, crows and their relatives tend to be misunderstood. Known as corvids, this family of birds includes not just crows, but…

Predator fish that walks and breathes is making headway in the U.S.

It doesn’t get much creepier than the toothy northern snakehead, a carnivorous fish that grows to at least three feet in length, can breathe air and can survive for several days out of water. It can survive for even longer…