Monday, July 22, 2013

Iberian Lynx jeopardized by Climate Warming

An article was just published about the problems climate warming is bringing to Iberian Lynx, a very endangered cat in Spain and Portugal where there are captive breeding and release efforts underway that we explored as we traveled the 38th Parallel for our book (see our blogs from April 27 and 28, 2010).  This article summarizes the report just published in Nature Climate Change. See:

The authors of the report concluded that the species may face extinction unless efforts to reestablish them are shifted northward.  This link goes to the original report titled "Adapted conservation measures are required to save the Iberian lynx in a changing climate":

Lynx drawing by Javier Grijalbo, Madrid, Spain:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Amazing Yellow River Sand-Washing photos

Amazing photos at a Chinese webpage of the annual effort to flush silts from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River. That river's silty story was a key one in our book, Traveling the 38th Parallel, a Water Line around the World.yellow river
 Read more about it here:Yellow river sand-washing photos
and even more photos here on a Chinese English-language site.