Nature-Conservation News (Animals, Climate, Humans)

Blogging the Nature Conservation News

For two years, I’ve blogged about nature conservation and my EcoSciFi work. I’ve written original articles about invasive plants and Arizona wildlife, and I’ve added almost 500 comments to news reports. My busiest day was 22 blog posts and 4,600 visitors. Finding interesting news items, formatting posts, and adding comments is absorbing work, but it leaves no time for writing longer articles, stories, and books. In January 2015, I cut back on blogging.

Nature conservation is the great challenge of our time.  Human beings are imposing the great death, the sixth mass extinction of Earth’s creatures.  As citizen naturalists, we respond by volunteering to help specialists acquire real-world information, and repair damaged and invaded ecosystems.  We also advise and direct our leaders using letters, petitions, and demonstrations.  Effective response requires current information.

I’ve designed RebelMouse newsletters that summarize the news in continuous streams. The newsletters automatically display stories from sources that I pre-select. I choose sources that report on relevant subjects and that have high standards for honesty and presentation quality.  The editorial slant follows the Land Ethic.

The newsletters are more current and complete than my blog ever was.  They are easy to scan for interesting stories, and I can add information and insights.  A click shares the stories on social-media.

Following or subscribing to the newsletters produces a daily email, but I recommend bookmarks instead.

You are welcome to share the newsletters and to send me comments on the stories and sources.

Thank you.

Here’s the news:

Nature Conservation News:  Animals, animal-rights, biodiversity, habitats, human impacts, wildlife, and many related topics.

Climate News:  Climate change, global-warming, storms, human impacts, etc.

Warning: Pseudoscience is growing

Beware deceptive news

B-W Thumb--SmallI wanted to caution everyone who looks to the Internet for news and opinion. False reports and biased opinions masquerading as reason and science are increasing (no, Pope Francis and President Obama are not planning to stage a coup in Texas). As I scan the news for stories worth repeating, I have had to become more scrupulous in checking content and sources. The major subjects for deceit are:

  • Energy production with fossil fuels (appearing in items about human-caused climate change and alternative energy sources),
  • Food production with pesticide resistant crops, economic benefits of logging, grazing, plowing, and pumping,
  • Security obtained with weapons sales and military might.

The most destructive effects of the trickery come from the rhetoric and decisions of politicians and government administrators controlled by private industry. The result is a massive barrage of deception and diversion of public funds to support the energy, chemical, land-use, and military industries. The pursuit of profits is preventing true progress and security.

I will continue to scan for accurate reports and honest opinion. Please lend a hand and tell me if you spot a false story that slipped past me. Thank you.

My online newsletters are produced by Scoop.It and RebelMouse.  I control the sources, but it is always possible that one of my sources has been deceived by a particular story.  The newsletters have different formats and appeal to different readers.  Visit and see which you prefer.

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