πŸ™ The Leafcutter: No. 28

Republicans become climate change believers, unwelcome polar houseguests and the octogenarian Octopus Whisperer...

Will Morley
CTO & Co-Founder
Conservation Guide

Amsterdam, NL

Welcome to The Leafcutter a weekly roundup of everything interesting in conservation and the environment, cut out from the internet and taken back to the nest to grow into a nutritious news fungus.

β€πŸŒ News‍

Research suggests the majority of Republicans (64%) now believe in man-made climate change – a 15-point jump from 2015. Article

Polar bears are becoming unwelcome houseguests in Russia as they are pushed further south due to melting sea ice. Article

Flies and cockroaches are likely to surge in number as other bugs die off due to climate change, pesticide use and other factors. Article

If you think Brexit stinks, consider the effects of a No-Deal Brexit on the management of domestic and animal waste. Article

Namibian lions have adapted to hunting seals and seabirds. Article

Belgian kids march against climate change – why don't ours, ask Dutch. Article

And in facepalm news, an author asks why his book called β€˜No. More. Plastic’ was wrapped in plastic. Article‍

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πŸ‘€ Media‍‍

A Voice Above Nature: visualisation of humpback whale calls and the impact of noise pollution. Video

Species in pieces. Website

Bear or spiders? Video

"Deer find their way into a home to escape a storm..."  Image

"I didn’t know moose got that big"  Video

Theatrical hognose snake feigns death. Image

Chris Packham and Joe Harkness talk about the consolations of nature and it’s effect on mental health. Video

An oystercatcher helping its chick feed. Video

Cownose ray migration. Video

Balancing bird. Video

Very cute Pallas’ cat and kittens. Video

Animal penis bones. Thread‍

The caracal he told you not to worry about.

β€πŸ¦‘ Learn Something‍

The Octopus Whisperer. Article

Should we eradicate mosquitos if we could? Article

The female Kenyan politicians who instated a national plastic bag ban. Podcast

The world through the eyes of an intensively farmed pig. Video

Twitter threats, abuse, murder: what women face defending the environment. Article

Embracing open data on plastic pollution. Article‍

πŸ“‹ Get Involved

End the Cage Age of intensively farmed animals. Petition

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"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." β€”JRR Tolkein.

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