Yesterday it was frogs, today it’s turtles that are under threat, mostly from human over-consumption. So says no less credible a source than the New York Times. According to this reputable news source, two-thirds of all species of tortoises and fresh-water turtles soon may be eaten into extinction. The Times calls for stiffer regulations and closer monitoring.
OUR TAKE: Extreme Weather/Kicking The Fossil Fuel Habit By ClimateYou Senior Editors George Ropes & Abby Luby
The American West, especially California, has always been subject to droughts, fires, and floods. But human-induced climate heating tipped the Western weather system into overdrive. 2020 was an exceptional year for drought, wildfires, and floods. 2021 was even more exceptional. Lake Mead, the nation’s largest reservoir, lying between