“Nature / Environment / Critters” Jan. 15th, 2017

Seven items in total…

Canada: Monarch butterfly “birthplaces” identified in effort to save the species

Arctic: Pollution posing a threat to polar bear health

China: Says all commerce in ivory will be banned by the end of 2017 – let’s hope they deliver on this…

World-Wide: Cheetah numbers collapsing, risk of extinction

China: “Red alert” over choking smog in December

U.S.A: North Dakota sees an average of four oil spills every year; cleanups can take years

Canada: The Prairies are “disappearing off the face of the Earth faster than the Amazon rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef”