“Nature / Environment / Critters” August 25th, 2015

Ten items in total…

U.S: “Big green wrecking machines” continue to destroy rural America – “Our countrysides, wildlife and Constitutional private property rights are being sacrificed on the altar of ‘green’ energy…”

China: Mayors or their deputies from several cities ordered to Beijing to explain why air pollution levels remain high

Malaysia: Sumatran rhinoceros is now considered extinct in the wild; 100 left in Indonesia, nine others in captivity

Australia: Energy devices that mimic photosynthesis could solve many problems

Mass extinction: Will humans survive the next catastrophic event? Leeds University team suggests no…

U.S: A Yellowstone eruption would kills tens of thousands and cause a “nuclear winter”

Earth Overshoot Day: This is the day when humanity’s demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what the planet can regenerate; this year it was August 13th

Scotland: Fantastic network of icy tunnels and caves in the Cairngorms

Colorado: EPA testing shows 3 million gallons of mine waste which flowed through Colorado contained “very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals”

Michigan: Vietnamese residents charged with “buying and selling wildlife” thus creating “a financial incentive for poachers to take the animals during closed seasons, in excess of established limits and by unlawful methods”