Man-made global warming is worsening and will disrupt both the natural world and human society, warns a joint report of two of the world’s leading scientific organizations. Read: http://wapo.st/1hXPdCc
Federal snow-monitoring stations in Arizona’s high country recorded not a single snowflake in January, a striking rarity even in this drought-stricken region. The lack of moisture threatens to stoke a monster wildfire season and ratchet up tensions among states already wary of a declining Colorado River. More: http://bit.ly/1gida1S
One of the biggest reasons consumers purchase electric cars is to help reduce air pollution, but it turns out they may not be as helpful as we think. A study analyzing the future impact of the eco-friendly cars found that by 2050, they will barely contribute to overall emissions reduction, according to National Geographic. The researchers believe that’s because cars and trucks contribute to a mere fifth of the country’s current greenhouse gas emissions—and big carbon producers, such as power plants, need to be cleaned up to really have an impact. More:http://bit.ly/1hWODo8
Climate researcher James Hansen’s Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University focuses on bringing policy-relevant science to the public, building on dogged—and often controversial—efforts along those lines by its director. More: http://bit.ly/1mCEyLT
Could glowing microbes be enticing ocean fish to snack on bits of plastic trash? Find out: http://bit.ly/1htlz4n
3D maps reveal a lead-laced ocean | More: http://bit.ly/1htjtS1
On Jan. 29, 2014 a handsome coyote wandered by one of our remote wildlife cameras.
Wild turkeys, deer, coyotes, bobcats and other animals have been sighted by the staff and captured by our wildlife cameras since their installation last year, illustrating the incredibly biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.
This tom tripped one of our remote wildlife cameras on Feb. 1, 2014. Staff members have sighted him with a small harem of hens on the property.
Wild turkeys, deer, coyotes, bobcats and other animals have been sighted by the staff and captured by our cameras since their installation last year, illustrating the incredibly biodiversity of the Sonoran Desert.