Originally published by Yale Environment 360 - A marine biologist traveled to southwestern Alaska in search of ocean trash that had washed up along a magnificent coast rich in fish, birds, and other wildlife. He and his colleagues found plenty of trash – as much as a ton of garbage per mile on some beaches.
Originally published by EarthSky - The Congress Avenue bridge in downtown Austin is the spring and summer home to some 750,000 bats with up to 1.5 million bats at the peak of the bat-watching season. It’s the largest urban bat colony in North America.
Originally published by BBC - Edinburgh marine biologists discover a deep-sea shark spawning ground on Scotland's only inshore coral reef.
Originally published by the Guardian - Proposals will go before a commission next month to help protect thousands of species in Antarctic waters.
Originally Published by The Washington Post - The frozen landscape, dry valleys and active volcanoes that make up Antarctica provide a living laboratory for scientific study and a wondrous journey for those traveling to the ends of the Earth.
May 16th, 2013
- We may be living through the sixth great extinction. Rather than trying to preserve individual species, should we be focusing more of our efforts on saving entire ecosystems?
- High in the Andes Mountains in Argentina, this salt lake hosts microbes that give the lakes distinct colors.
- The Cascade Mountains and nearby forests and lakes provide a good test of the visual range of the new LDCM satellite.
Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - To celebrate Earth Day, Earth Observatory released a series of five puzzlers. Except for Thetford forest, all showed landscapes relatively untouched by human society.