I don’t disagree with you. I do think exotic animals raise different concerns compared with, say, dogs, by virtue of the fact that so many species on the market are wild caught and poorly understood. But as always, it’s a matter of doing your research and not being an asshole 🙃
This is a good comment.
That’s a good question. Land subsidence is measured/accounted for separately than sea level change due to thermal expansion or melting glaciers (the climate change-driven stuff). Certainly both are playing out along the Eastern seaboard, and the Gulf Coast, and the net effect is more relative SLR. The land subsidence…
So say we all.
Email me if there’s a genuine error and I’ll look into it. Thanks!
why thank you!
My understanding is that bioaccumulation effects are a research frontier—not much known about small levels of ingestion for long times. Much of the research relates to acute exposure or levels with discernible effects over a short period of time
One would hope...
there are going to be a lot of depressing reads on an enviro blog. But we’re trying to sprinkle optimism in there, too—see yesterday’s news on renewable energy growing at record rates or Florida bay rebounding after Irma :)
Okay but no Free Navy please they are the worst
It’s a good question, I suppose in a sense every new colonizer is an invasive species and rafting has been a part of how animals have colonized the world since forever. I tend to associate the term ‘invasive species’ with human introduction, though, and seeing as a lot of the animals that made it across the Pacific…
headline has been updated to clarify that it’s the only tropical forest in the national forest network. thanks for reading!
the headline was a bit vague, it’s been updated. thanks!
A lot of commenters made a similar point, so I updated the headline to clarify that it’s the only national forest system tropical forest. thanks for reading!
El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the US National Forest system. This was a hard thing to convey in a headline!
great quote imo
I am seriously considering writing that post!!
Don’t ask me I’m just a weather geek
Outdoor living won’t be a main focus of the site for now, but we’ll try to squeeze in some posts where there’s an intersection with enviro sci or sustainability