Some days, it’s all dewy and green on the Internet. But from black clouds to lost salmon to dying trees…read below to find out why today is not one of those days:
- A Moment of Silence, Please: Tree mortality has doubled in the Pacific Northwest of the United States — in just 17 years.
- Unbelievable: 44 percent of Americans think climate change is caused by long-term planetary trends — while 41 percent think it’s human-caused. Meanwhile, only 30 percent think climate change is a top priority for the United States. (Hat tip: The Vine.)
- Lost at Sea: Salmon are finding it harder to migrate home because of higher levels of pesticides in the oceans. (Hat tip: Blogfish.)
- 30 Days of Night: There’s a black cloud above South Asia — and now scientists have figured out where it’s coming from.
- Green Boo-Yah? Can the military move beyond gasoline soon? Probably not, muses Environmental Capital.
- I’ll Have a Glengreenit: A group of Scotch whiskey distillers is building a heat-and-power plant fueled by woodchips and distillery byproducts.
- Is It March 19th Yet? All the seasons are now beginning two days earlier than they did in 1950, according to a new report in Nature. (Hat tip: 60-Second Science.)
- If We Don’t Do X by Y, We Die: Hank Green argues that headlines with deadlines suck.
- Buck Buck Buck: No Impact Man spotlights a chicken-raising project in New York City.
- Long Tall Lizard: Fence lizards have evolved longer legs in just 68 years — thanks to the introduction of fire ants into their habitat. (You have to read it to understand why.)
(Image: Alder Lake, Washington. Credit: MumbleyJoe under a Creative Commons license.)
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