Proposed Bear River Development Would Be Detrimental to People and Birds

Proposed Bear River Development Would Be Detrimental to People and Birds

This week, Utah’s Department of Natural Resources released their 2019 update of the Bear River Development Feasibility Study. The study lays out 13 scenarios for developing 220,000 acre feet annually from the Bear River with storage for 400,000 to 600,000 acre feet. The proposed project would divert Bear River flows in the winter and during […]

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Emperor penguins could disappear by 2100 if nations don’t cap emissions

If the climate continues to change at its current pace, most emperor penguins could become extinct by the end of this century, a new study predicts. However, if countries meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, limiting the global increase in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, then that would […]

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Report Shows Rising Temperatures Will Lead to Extinction of Two-Thirds of America’s Bird Population

The National Audubon Society released a new report on the fate of birds in our warming climate. If global warming reaches levels of 5.4 degrees by 2100, two-thirds of America’s birds will be vulnerable to extinction. This comes after a study that was released in September that said North America’s bird population had declined by […]

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Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska’s Shores Again This Year

The first reports came in May. They were sparse, but enough to put seabird-monitoring coordinator Hillary Burgess on edge. “Here we go again,” she thought. By late June, almost every time she checked her inbox, yet more news of washed-up seabirds on the Alaskan coast greeted her. Volunteers had collected nearly 9,200 seabird carcasses by early […]

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