It began forming in May, when heavy spring rains loaded the rivers and creeks with fertilizer washed from farms and suburban lawns. It grew rapidly over the summer, as a broth of chemicals, animal waste and microbes simmered in the warm, slow-moving water
The chair of the geology department at the University of Sonora, in the northern Mexican state where this "topographic accident" emerged, said that the fissure was likely caused by sucking out groundwater for irrigation to the point the surface collapsed.
'It was one of 233 birds recovered from the sites of three Californian desert solar power plants as part of a federal investigation. The laboratory's wildlife equivalents of CSI stars concluded that many of the birds had been fatally singed, broken,...'
As NY high court rules towns can zone out oil and gas operations, trend spreads to other states It is clear that people, not corporations, have the right to decide how their community develops," said Dryden Deputy Supervisor Jason Leifer.
Water is a huge and growing global challenge. It is essential to all human activity and a fundamental driver of all socio-economic growth but, as a resource, it is under strain from population growth, development and climate change. Find out more.
Federal official in the US Wildlife agency will do nothing to protect the wolverines which will be impacted by climate change. The reasoning? According to the agency Director "It's possible wolverines are adapting." How scientific is that?
'Official Status: Listed Endangered in 1967. Threats include habitat destruction, primarily due to stream channelization and drying and flooding of marshes, resulting from water flow management on the lower Colorado River....'