Tag: environment

Too close for comfort with polar bears.

Too close for comfort with polar bears.

By Micah Moen 7 Comments February 20, 2020

These cubs are about one and a half years old and probably weigh over 200 pounds, and they’re not shy. 300 feet further off, Mother stands guard. Since they left the den a year ago or more, the mother won’t let them out of her sight. She’ll nurse them for another year, then leave. The […]

Why is this Antarctic Glacier “Bleeding?” | Antarctic Extremes

Why is this Antarctic Glacier “Bleeding?” | Antarctic Extremes

By Micah Moen 100 Comments February 17, 2020

(eerie electronic music) – [Caitlin] This might be the most shocking feature in all of Antarctica. – [Jill] What do you think of when you see it? – Honestly? I think of the glacier having its period. – [Jill] Okay, yeah. – [Caitlin] Blood Falls. What is this place? Why is there so little ice […]

Florida Ecological Forecasting – NASA DEVELOP Spring 2013 @ Goddard Space Flight Center

Florida Ecological Forecasting – NASA DEVELOP Spring 2013 @ Goddard Space Flight Center

By Micah Moen 0 Comment February 12, 2020

>>Brock Blevins: Mangroves are salt water tolerant trees and shrubs that line many tropical and subtropical coastlines around the globe. Mangroves play an important role for coastal communities including providing breeding grounds for marine species and stabilizing shorelines from erosion through their extensive root systems. And it is these root systems that allow mangrove ecosystems […]

Why Can’t You Compost Meat?

Why Can’t You Compost Meat?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments February 11, 2020

♪♪♪ If you have a composting service at work or school, you might have noticed an odd pattern. They can take as many apple cores and paper towels as you care to give them — but they will not accept meat or dairy. And if you compost at home, you might avoid adding these things […]

Food Drops for Starving Wildlife in Bushfire-Impacted Regions | WWF-Australia

Food Drops for Starving Wildlife in Bushfire-Impacted Regions | WWF-Australia

By Micah Moen 7 Comments February 11, 2020

We’re at Forbes Creek today which is just outside of the ACT and we’re here with Wildcare and we’re doing food drops for wildlife that have survived the bushfires. Their habitat and food sources have been burnt out so we need to give them a helping hand to get back on their feet on the […]

Natural gas pipeline proposal fractures Oregon community

Natural gas pipeline proposal fractures Oregon community

By Micah Moen 0 Comment February 10, 2020

>>Stewart: SINCE 2004, THERE HAS BEEN A PROTRACTED BATTLE UNDERWAY IN OREGON. IT’S A FIGHT OVER A LIQUID NATURAL GAS EXPORT TERMINAL, AND THE PIPELINE THAT WOULD DELIVER THE GAS. LANDOWNERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE WARY OF WHAT THEY SAY IS A RISKY PROPOSITION. BUT, AS PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND’S CHRISTOPHER BOOKER REPORTS, IT’S A 15-YEAR […]

Climate change, development batter Mississippi Delta oysters

Climate change, development batter Mississippi Delta oysters

By Micah Moen 0 Comment February 9, 2020

>>Sreenivasan: THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA IS ONE OF AMERICA’S MOST PICTURESQUE AND ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT REGIONS. BUT THE CHANGES HUMANS HAVE MADE TO IT, MADE WORSE BY CLIMATE CHANGE, HAVE SHAKEN UP COASTAL WILDLIFE AND SEAFOOD SUPPLIES. NEWSHOUR WEEKEND SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT JOSH LANDIS HAS OUR STORY. IT’S PART OF OUR INITIATIVE, “PERIL AND PROMISE: THE CHALLENGE OF […]

Joaquin Phoenix, Amazon Watch & Extinction Rebellion partner on ‘Guardians of Life’ film

Joaquin Phoenix, Amazon Watch & Extinction Rebellion partner on ‘Guardians of Life’ film

By Micah Moen 2 Comments February 8, 2020

(Heartbeat) Clear a path! What do we got, who knows the history? Fires approaching…she was frantic…collapsed. There’s more, discharged from four artery bypass yesterday EMS just brought her in? All right, somebody draw labs and get a blood gas What happened? Intubated on the way, CPR ongoing Very low pulse. Doesn’t sound good. It’s a […]

Did You Know – Wildlife

Did You Know – Wildlife

By Micah Moen 4 Comments February 8, 2020

Did you know that Network Rail owns 20,000 miles of track, as well as a lot of land around it. This land is home to a richly diverse variety of species. In fact there are over 200 sites of special scientific interest within our land. This green corridor is at the core of Britain’s natural […]

Climate change will displace millions. Here’s how we prepare | Colette Pichon Battle

Climate change will displace millions. Here’s how we prepare | Colette Pichon Battle

By Micah Moen 100 Comments February 6, 2020

It was about two years after Hurricane Katrina that I first saw the Louisiana flood maps. These flood maps are used to show land loss in the past and land loss that is to come. On this particular day, at a community meeting, these maps were used to explain how a 30-foot tidal surge that […]