To improve understanding of the value of and threats to the East River Marsh , the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is partnering with Menunkatuck Audubon Society and Audubon Connecticut to inform stakeholders such as marsh-front property owners about how the marsh may respond to sea level rise and what can be done to protect this extraordinary natural resource. … [Read more...] about How Will Sea Level Rise Affect East River Marsh?
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Nisbet said it is illegal to release tilapia back into the lakes, adding that a game warden would likely give an angler a ticket if caught. In Texas, tilapia should be gutted almost immediately because it is unlawful to transport or possess a live fish, Nisbet said. … [Read more...] about Invasive tilapia are taking over Texas waters, including two San Antonio lakes
--Joshua Tree National Park: The 794,000-acre national park, in Southern California on the boundary of the Mojave and Colorado deserts, is named for a slow-growing tree that blooms from February to April. And this is when to visit, a time for hiking in desert sun that is not yet ferocious. The Ryan Mountain trail leads to expansive views. … [Read more...] about Connelly: From Maui to Maine, you must visit these 13 American national parks in your lifetime
WHERE TO STAY Bambi Inn or Chico’s Goodman House Historic Inn (ask for Room 1, with a claw-foot tub in the bathroom). For something more rustic/less expensive, consider Lake Oroville State Recreation Area’s Loafer Creek Campground, which is open year-round. … [Read more...] about Butte County Is Your Next Secret Northern California Destination
The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions before the one we are living through now, each so complete a slate-wiping of the evolutionary record it functioned as a resetting of the planetary clock, and many climate scientists will tell you they are the best analog for the ecological future we are diving headlong into. Unless you are a teenager, you probably read in your high-school textbooks that these extinctions were the result of asteroids. In fact, all but the one that killed the dinosaurs were caused by climate change produced by greenhouse gas. The most notorious was 252 million years ago; it began when carbon warmed the planet by five degrees, accelerated when that warming triggered the release of methane in the Arctic, and ended with 97 percent of all life on Earth dead. We are currently adding carbon to the atmosphere at a considerably faster rate; by most estimates, at least ten times faster. The rate is accelerating. This is what Stephen Hawking had in mind when he said, … [Read more...] about When Will The Planet Be Too Hot For Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.