Wall is going up in four sections in Arizona’s mountain ranges spanning the US-Mexico border where the cats had reappeared
By the 1960s, the North American jaguar had vanished from the southern US borderland after being hunted to extinction.
Yet in the mid-1990s, there was a remarkable discovery: the jaguar had reappeared in the Sky Islands of Arizona, a region of rugged linked mountain ranges spanning the US and Mexico border that boasts the highest biodiversity in inland North America. Since then, the large cats have been seen over a dozen times in the region, reviving hopes of a full return of the elusive predators to the US.Continue reading...
I have become obsessed with bird matters, especially the antics of Rocky, Barry and co in New York City
Birdwatching has been a Covid success story: sales of feeders have soared and birdwatchers broke a world record for the most birds observed during Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “Global Big Day” in May.
I like watching Small Brown Bird One and Small Brown Bird Two argue over mealworms in my yard until Large Grey Rat appears to settle the squabble, but I am too lazy to make a real hobby of it: it is cold out there. Instead, I watch birdwatchers on Twitter, which brings its own satisfaction. There is a photographer who waits patiently, hand full of seed outstretched, capturing birds when they alight, and I love following my local bird-rescue lady transforming her charges from bedraggled, gloomy clumps of feather to heart-gladdening swooshes of wildness. She also keeps me informed about the shameful, often-unpunished incidents of raptor poisoning and trapping that blight the UK’s lucrative grouse moors.Continue reading...
Now in its 56th year, the wildlife photographer of the year showcases the world’s best nature photography. The competition is run by the Natural History Museum in London and the exhibition there runs until 4 July 2021.
This year’s competition attracted more than 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across the world. Voting for the Lumix people’s choice award is open until 2pm on Tuesday 2 FebruaryContinue reading...
Great Barrier Reef envoy tells party room the government should be seen as leaders on climate action, not ‘reluctant followers’
The Morrison government’s special envoy for the Great Barrier Reef, Warren Entsch, has called for the Coalition to adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050, and endorsed the prime minister’s recent signal that Australia could meet the 2030 target without needing to use carryover credits.
During Tuesday’s Coalition party room meeting – the second-last parliamentary gathering for 2020 – Entsch said the government should adopt the net zero target during a contribution where he called for targeted intervention to ensure people in north Queensland were able to access affordable insurance for cyclone events.Continue reading...
One of the owners of the newest coal generator in the country has written off its entire investment, and the growth in rooftop solar is largely the cause.
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Western Australia seeks to support state's lithium producers, offering a temporary royalty rebate while global prices remain low.
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Global engineering giant unveils its most powerful onshore wind turbine yet, a 6MW version of its Cypress line of turbines, surpassing the 5.3MW model.
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Combustion engine and non-pluggable hybrid vehicles will be fined if found parking in electric car parking spots.
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Queensland's Stanwell Corp partners with Japanese hydrogen giant Iwatani to kick start work towards Gladstone green hydrogen export terminal.
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Key energy market players renew calls for Angus Taylor to increase transparency and consultation with experts in meetings of energy ministers.
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Several Australian states are going it alone on the the energy transition, forced to act on renewables after the federal government effectively vacated the policy space.
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An area seven times larger than Greater London has been lost in what one activist called a ‘humiliating and shameful’ destruction
A vast expanse of Amazon rainforest seven times larger than Greater London was destroyed over the last year as deforestation surged to a 12-year high under Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.
Figures released by the Brazilian space institute, Inpe, on Monday showed at least 11,088 sq km of rainforest was razed between August 2019 and July this year – the highest figure since 2008.Continue reading...