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Archive for 'Worldwide Wetlands News'

Wednesday’s Worldwide Wetlands News

Daily BP Spill News In recent weeks we’ve been referring readers to the National Audubon Society, for their Gulf updates and fund appeals. Another worthy non-profit on the Gulf front lines is the Natural Resources Defense Council, whose senior press secretary, Eric Young, compiles an excellent daily blog on the spill situation. Finnish Energy Solution […]

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Wednesday’s Worldwide Wetlands News: CSI for Turtles, Bird Bathing, California Water, & Wooly Mammoths

Fascinating piece in a recent New York Times (they still have wonderful science writers) about the attempts to find out what’s killing sea turtles along the Gulf Coast. It’s easy to say “oil,” but harder to prove it, and, if oil, exactly what exactly is the mechanism that causes a death? Could it be a […]

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Wednesday’s Worldwide and Local Wetlands News

Migrating Into the Oil Spill As in previous weeks, the top world wetlands story remains the BP spill, and we continue to suggest that the National Audubon Society is the best place to send donations for wildlife rescue. Here’s the most recent update/appeal from Frank Gill, president of the NAS: I sometimes liken the Gulf […]

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Wednesday’s Worldwide Wetland & Nature News

A Snowy Egret, Hunting at Ballona. Photo (c) 2010 Richard Beban Lots of Birds, Lots of Guano As we learn daily here at the wetlands, living with our wild companions involves tradeoffs. The Friends are alert to the situation over in Marina del Rey, where the trees at Yvonne B. Burke Park along Admiralty Way, […]

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Wednesday’s Worldwide Wetlands Roundup: Madrona, Gulf, Gyres & More

Madrona Marsh Closed by Vector Control Torrance’s 42-acre vernal Madrona Marsh preserve was closed last Friday by Los Angeles County West Vector and Vector-Borne Disease Control District officials after they claimed that there might be a problem with the West Nile virus present in mosquito larvae. However, after a private meeting with City officials, it […]

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