Stuff the Birds

“When the ground is wet and the heather dry, gamekeepers conduct managed burns to stop the heather getting too high … because if it does, dangerous wildfires take place which destroy ecosystems and also set fire to the peat beneath, which can then burn for years.” (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/31/grouse-moors-subsidised-taxpayers-shooting-moorland)

Grouse shooters can’t see the moors for the blaze.

“The heather thrives on wet conditions, so gamekeepers put a lot of effort into keeping the soil damp.”

This is necessary because all the rain has run off and flooded any settlements downstream. Thankfully climate change is bringing welcome warmer, wetter conditions.

“Taxidermists to taxi drivers and chimney sweeps to rural internet specialists … have been telling MPs how their livelihoods would be at risk if opponents of shooting had their way.”

Curious satellite-tag signals continue to emit from stuffed birds of prey in glass domes.

Zeronicotinoids

“These toxic chemicals [neonicotinoids] not only harm bees, they also persist in the agricultural landscape and contaminate soils, potentially harming invertebrates such as earthworms. They are picked up by wildflowers, get into the watercourse and are linked to a decline in birds and butterflies in farmed systems.
We now know that bumblebees can’t pollinate crops effectively when exposed to these pesticides, so it makes moral, ecological and economic sense to ban them.” (http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/article/call-to-ban-bee-harming-pesticides-in-scotland/)

What else are we going to do with 15 beezillion unemployed bumblebees?

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Atlastka

“Shell said today it had made a marginal discovery of oil and gas with its summer exploration in the Chukchi Sea but not enough to continue to the search for the ‘foreseeable’ future.” (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/28/shell-ceases-alaska-arctic-drilling-exploratory-well-oil-gas-disappoints)

The company thought it could make “up polar” into “popular” but it turned out “unpopular” made a “polar u-pun”.

Shady Meals

“You may want to consider whether those coffee or cocoa beans were grown in the shade or open sun. Choosing the shade grown variety can offer huge benefits to tropical birds, their ecosystems and farmers.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0521-buelna-shade-coffee-birds.html)

Look out for coffee and chocolate products sporting the new Shadetrade symbol.

Exting

“One in six of the planet’s species will be lost forever to extinction if world leaders fail to take action on climate change. … Such a large loss would be a tragedy with serious ramifications for people as well as ecosystems.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/30/one-in-six-of-worlds-species-faces-extinction-due-to-climate-change-study)

Bookie’s offers 6-1 on human extinction.

“The findings echo those of WWF’s Living Planet Report. Our report lookd back and found that populations of vertebrate species have halved since 197o. This report looks forward and finds that many species are threatened with extinction if we fail to tackle climate change.
We have an opportunity to tackle climate change if we act now, so the next Government must make climate change one of its top ” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7548)

Not only are the characters ‘e’ and ‘0’ facing extinction, whole words are disappearing from the fac of the

Neonicotypos

“Scientists on the Global Taskforce on Systemic Pesticides concluded that the widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides is affecting earthworms, birds and bees and the quality of water and soils. … Bayer and Sygenta [sic] are suing the European Commission to lift its temporary ban on the three neonicotinoids. ‘The Commission must stand form against these bully-buy tactics.'” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2790530/bees_victory_in_pesticide_battle_bayer_libel_action_dismissed.html)

This is worrying evidence that the toxic effect has already spread to humans.

Oleaginous

“The oil has spread to cover about 350 square kilometers of the delicate ecosystem—including staining the Passur River—according to the Bangladeshi forest department. Yet, measures to contain and clean-up the oil spill have been crude at best.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1215-hance-sundarbans-oil-spill.html)

Crude at its best is still uncorrected.