Wilderness Photos & Videos

Wilderness Photos & Videos Photos & videos of wilderness and wild places from around the world that appeal to me.

Nepal: Everest Tragedy

These biologists created a gorgeous film about African glaciers

These biologists created a gorgeous film about African glaciers

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Chasing Ice launched a new sub-genre of horror films: Watch big beautiful glaciers melt. OK, that might not sound as date-night friendly as a slasher flick, but, hey, if a kid talking to a wagging finger named Tony can be scary, watching the Arctic melt away is downright terrifying. Filmmakers Neil Losin and Nathan Dappen recently joined the field with Snows of the…

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BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ

BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ

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BP this week metaphorically hung a “mission accomplished” banner over the Gulf of Mexico ecosystems that it wrecked when the Deepwater Horizon oil well blew up and spewed 200 million gallons of oil in 2010. Funny thing, though: BP isn’t the commander of the cleanup operation. The Coast Guard is. And it’s calling bullshit.

Here’s what BP said in a press statementon…

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Silent Storms

Can Climate Change Disaster Be Avoided?

Australia: NSW - Cane Toads Media Release

Australia: NSW – Cane Toads Media Release

The link below is to a media release concerning Cane Toads in NSW and it contains some very good news.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia14041501.htm

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U.N. climate report was censored

U.N. climate report was censored

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Keep walking past the earthly conflagration, folks. There’s nothing to see here.

When the latest installment of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report landed over the weekend, only a 33-page summary was published. The full report, which details the radical steps we need to take to reduce greenhouse gas pollution if we are to succeed in capping…

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Fearless teenage fish don’t run from climate change, death

Fearless teenage fish don’t run from climate change, death

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Watch out, these hooligans will win any game of chicken.

Geir Friestad Watch out, these hooligans will win a game of chicken or literally die trying.

When we were teens, we rebelled by stealing printer paper from the school library and staying out 15 minutes past curfew. Damselfish, however, really take that burn-the-world attitude to the next level.

A new study out this week in Nature Climate Changesuggests that…

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U.N. climate report: We must focus on “decarbonization,” and it won’t wreck the economy

U.N. climate report: We must focus on “decarbonization,” and it won’t wreck the economy

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Rajendra Pauchari, chair of the IPCC, tells us to get a move on.

Kris Krüg Rajendra Pauchari, chair of the IPCC, tells us to get a move on.

So far, climate change is following the plot of an epic disaster movie.

In the last few years, giant megafires have burned out of control, we’ve been hit with superstorms, our fields have wilted, and there’s barely any ice left at the North Pole. Despite all we think we’ve done so far to…

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Mountain Gorilla Protection Extended

Mountain Gorilla Protection Extended

The link below is to an article that reports on further efforts to protect the Mountain Gorilla.

For more visit:
http://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?uNewsID=219222

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