In 1993 there were 1,400 polar bears in Canada's western Hudson Bay. Far from being depleted by alleged global warming, that number has hit nearly 2,200.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. But has it been effective? Laura Huggins, of the Property and Environment Research Center, says no and has this to say. . . .
Do you prefer spots or stripes on owls? The federal government favors spots and is shooting striped owls!
The problem with regard to consistency get larger as we come to realize that whatever they support is permitted; whatever they oppose violates the Precautionary Principle. They support windmills; therefore there is no violation. They oppose fracking; therefore it violates the principle.... In the view of activists and regulators, regulations exist to delay, block or destroy things they oppose. The fact that regulatory actions may well cause prolonged energy deprivation, poverty, unemployment, disease, malnutrition or premature death is irrelevant to them.
Are certain pesticides, known as neonics, killing off bees? Well that’s the assertion of some anti-pesticide activist groups who link them to what is known as Colony Collapse Disorder, but the evidence does not back them up.
Rhinoceros are magnificent creatures, but are the current hunting bans protecting them? The answer is no according to policy expert Dr. Kelvin Kemm of South Africa.
Bob Johns, spokesman for the American Bird Conservancy ... confirmed ...[that] the Altamont operation alone has killed more than 2,000 golden eagles. But that’s not all. “Nationwide, the wind industry kills thousands of golden eagles without prosecution,” Johns said, “while any other American citizen even possessing eagle parts such as feathers would face huge fines and prison time.”
Bats are struck by blades traveling 100 to 200 mph at their tips or felled by “barotrauma,” sudden air pressure changes that explode their lungs, as explained in a 2008 Scientific American article “On a wing and low air: The surprising way wind turbines kill bats.”
Are species going extinct at an alarmingly fast and increasing rate? While many have been led to believe this is true, a recent study in the journal Science indicates that extinction rates have been grossly exaggerated.
To protect endangered species, laws are sometimes needed to change or restrict human activity. But when it comes to endangered tigers in the Himalaya’s, it appears nature isn’t waiting for humans to get it together.
Destroying a bald eagle nest to make way for collection of subsidies through wind turbines. WATCH NOW.
The tax credit for wind must stop. Not just for debt, fiscal cliff and economic reasons. Wind turbines disrupt and destroy wild habitats. They butcher birds and bats that are vital to ecological diversity and agriculture.
Everyone likes to see a deer, moose or elk – unless of course they’re in your headlights as you’re speeding down a highway. Such encounters are common, as government statistics indicate over a million collisions occur each year.
The use of reflectors to keep bicyclists and joggers safe is nothing new, but how about birds? Well, it appears some utilities, ranchers and other property owners are about to find out, as they are now using reflectors on wire fencing for just such a purpose.
When you hear about a “bat cave,” you probably think of a hideaway for a caped crusader living somewhere near Gotham City. But believe it or not, there is another type of bat cave currently being constructed deep in the Tennessee woods designed to save bats which are dying by the millions from a fungus.