TAG: habitat loss

Seals Make The List

Seals Make The List

Two types of Arctic seals have now joined polar bears on the list of species threatened by the loss of sea ice. Scientists reported that the sea ice reached record low levels this year due to climate warming. Ringed seals, the main prey of polar bears, and Bearded seals in the Arctic Ocean will be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The listing of the seals came after federal scientists did an extensive review of scientific and commercial data. It has no effect on subsistence hunting by Alaska Natives. The loss of sea ice is mostly from greenhouse… read more

Meaningful Art Installation Enhances City Street

Meaningful Art Installation Enhances City Street

Art exhibits often offer a message along with the visual feast. Artist Michael Thomas Hill’s display, Forgotten Songs, is one example of a meaningful interactive project set in a public space. At first, it may appear a little quirky. However, once the deeper story behind the inspiration for the design is uncovered it reveals itself as a beautiful tribute piece. The installation is located in Sydney, Australia in an area called Angel Place. Magnificently dangling between buildings, the display is actually meant to bring attention to native birds and the loss of their habitats, which is a main problem attributed to… read more

Saving Diversity

Saving all species

The world is a theatre in which our lives may play out, and it is our job to set the stage. As with any production of substance its embellishments must serve a purpose beyond aesthetic pleasure. When applying this to real life we must realize the biodiversity that furnishes our world transcends the virtue of beauty, it is integral to the cycle that allows life as we know it to function – and must be protected if we wish for the production to run smoothly. Perhaps as some leading roles discard those of less notoriety, if of equal importance, supporting… read more