“Nature / Environment / Critters” April 22nd, 2015

Twelve items in total…

U.S: Oregon issues “best management practices” guide to help with conservation efforts

Electronic waste: 41.8 million tonnes of “e-waste” dumped around the globe in 2014 – China and U.S. worst offenders

Borrowing from the animal world: “Human hibernation” could help in space flight and medical treatments

Climate change: U.S Senators abusing their powers to threaten and silence “honest scientists” and destroy their funding

Canada: Wind turbine project held up over endangered turtles

U.S: Fears that once-bountiful oyster population may never recover from BP oil spill

Japan: Several Fukushima bird species suffering “dramatic declines”

Guatemala: Opposition to hydro-electric dam sees radio station shut down and “criminalization of indigenous protest”

U.S: Are environmentalists “manufacturing” statistics to falsely blame farmers for California’s water crisis?

Pacific Ocean: One thousand mile long “blob” of warm water is affecting climate and causing mass die-offs

Earthquakes…

2013-14 earthquakes: “Likely cause” is a combination of gas field fluid injection and removal

Volcanic threat: The number of eruptions right now is greater than the 20th century’s yearly average

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