“Hypercarnivory refers to any animal whose diet is made up of at least 70% meat, so most humans don’t count. … In addition to forest loss, dholes have suffered from a decline in their prey … ‘because dholes are hypercarnivores that need relatively high prey numbers to raise litters and sustain large pack sizes.'” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2015/jun/25/dhole-asia-endangered-tiger-ignored)
Researchers have begun explaining to the wild dogs that, as a result of climate change and resource depletion, they’ll have to become more vegetarian to survive.
“Another stretch of coast was placed off-limits to the public in Long Beach a week later after a wave of tar balls washed up there, and swarms of oil blobs have come ashore.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/23/us-usa-california-oilspill-idUKKBN0P30D120150623)
To counter the massive rate of human-induced extinction, we’re animating crude creatures.
“French authorities are looking into how a lamb genetically modified with jellyfish protein was sold as meat to an unknown customer.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/french-authorities-investigate-gm-jellyfish-lamb-sold-as-meat-in-paris)
And which customer had the lamb with the sting in the tail.
“The European Union is trying to speed up thinking on the issue by demanding that member countries submit by August individual plans on how to deal with [nuclear] waste. … Switzerland has identified two areas, Zurich Northeast and Jurassic East, to be investigated as possible sites.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-nuclear-waste-idUKKBN0OZ1A020150619)
There is understandable nervousness about using the latter to park nuclear waste.
“Hundreds of spring Chinook salmon have been found dead in Oregon rivers over the past week, in a sign that abnormally high water temperatures are taking a toll on the threatened species.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-usa-oregon-salmon-idUKKBN0OZ2L420150619)
Local wild parsley was also wilting.
“Monsanto said … it had no information relating to a change in the marketing authorisation for [the herbicide] Roundup and that there was no new scientific data available to challenge it.
‘Under the conditions recommended on the label, the product does not present any particular risk for the user.'” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/14/us-france-monsanto-idUKKBN0OU0W620150614)
Your particles are safe.
“Eastern cougars were declared endangered in 1973, even though the last known records were tied to one killed by a hunter in Maine in 1938 and another in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932. … Eastern cougars … disappeared in the 1800s with the arrival of European immigrants who killed the predators to protect themselves and their livestock. Their demise also was linked to the destruction of forests for wood, which pushed the cougars’ chief prey, white-tailed deer, to near extinction.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/17/eastern-cougar-extinct-no-longer-needs-protection-says-us-conservation-agency)
Barn doors rotting on hinges, horses extinct.