Have you noticed you have cleaner windshields these days? That there are fewer bugs messing up your view? Well German researchers have found that it’s not just a coincidence — it’s a fact. A recent research study indicates that flying insects in Germany have declined by a seasonal average of 76%. Tracing back through 27 years’ worth of records kept on insects by 63 German Nature preserves, researchers found there is a definite decline in flying insects. [Read more…]
I expect most everyone I know holds a subscription to the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine. It’s my husband’s and my favorite environmental magazine. I’ve referenced articles from it a number of times in my posts in this blog. It is a money-maker for the State of Wisconsin. But, the Governor wants to discontinue publishing the magazine because they feel “the DNR can reach more people through social media.” [Read more…]
Special Note: Last year Congress introduced S.J. Res 18 giving non-subsistence hunters in Alaska’s national parks the right to hunt wolf pups at their den site and to spot bears and their cubs from helicopters in order to shoot them upon landing. The House passed it on 2-16-17 and the Senate on 3-21-17, both without amendment. This bill is unethical and immoral, besides advocating poor sportsmanship. What happened to “Fair Chase”? If you wish to contact President Trump before he signs this into law, here’s how Tweet Donald Trump or E-mail Donald Trump.
See also Defenders of Wildlife fact sheet