Environment

Albino redwoods contribute to health of California's deep green redwood forests

Albino redwoods contribute to health of California's deep green redwood forests

A research has probably found that albino redwoods, considered freeloaders for long, play a part in the health of deep green redwood forests of California. San Jose researcher Zane Moore, a doctoral student at UC Davis said that the trees apparently act like a liver or kidney, and filter toxins from the soil surrounding them.

Federal government will work to increase captive population of endangered red wolves

Federal government will work to increase captive population of endangered red wolves

In an announcement on Monday, the federal government said that it is going to put in more efforts to increase the endangered red wolves’ captive population. The step has brought years of speculation to an end that the government could dump a three decade effort of reintroducing the animals into the wild. However, the reintroduction project is going to be highly limited, and some wolves could be taken away from the wild.

Humans have eliminated 10% of world’s wilderness over past 20 years, Analysis finds

Humans have eliminated 10% of world’s wilderness over past 20 years, Analysis finds

A latest analysis has found that in the last two decades, which is very minute part in our species’ 200,000-year existence, humans have wiped off 10% of Earth’s wilderness.

The authors mentioned that globally the ‘catastrophic declines’ in wilderness region over the past 20 years add up to nearly 1.27 million square miles, which means a region almost double of Alaska’s size.

California Gov. signs legislation strengthening state’s commitment to reduce GHG emissions

California Gov. signs legislation strengthening state’s commitment to reduce GHG emissions

California Gov. Edmond Brown has signed legislation on September 8, strengthening the state’s promise to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As per the bills, SB 32 and AB 197, the state has to slash emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and spend money in the sectors hardest affected by climate change.

Lizards could face hard time adapting to warm habitat caused by climate change

Lizards could face hard time adapting to warm habitat caused by climate change

A new study has shownthat climate change is more dangerous for lizard species than what was believed earlier. Lizards being cold-blooded animals depend on their environment to control internal temperatures. That makes them one of most vulnerable creatures to climate change. The world has already experienced loss of many lizard species to climate change.

US companies support Obama’s climate agenda and also fund climate change skeptics

US companies support Obama’s climate agenda and also fund climate change skeptics

A review of public records by Reuters claimed that some US companies that show support for Obama’s climate agenda are also funding climate change skeptics. Obama’s environment agenda stresses on the role we all can play to counteract climate change. On the contrary, US lawmakers are opposing any initiative that addresses problem of climate change.

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