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Wildfire Increase More From Humans Than Climate
Humans are responsible for 84 percent of the wildfires in the US. Human activities have extended the fire season, and are starting blazes when and where natural causes wouldn’t. Of course, one could reasonably argue climate change is just another human-caused contribution, but I’ll let Ars Technica give you the scoop: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/in-the-us-added-wildfires-due-to-carelessness-not-climate-change/

Video Shows When Plastic Enters the Food Chain 
As we all know, plastics are fouling the world’s waters, both fresh and salt. Microplastics, fibers and particles which stem from many sources, are one of the biggest problems. They enter the food chain, harming wildlife from the microscopic to apex predators. Now, the BBC has video showing such microplastics entering the food chain: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39217985

Native American Ethnobotany Workshop June 3 
Stephanie Hazen has pointed out this workshop, sponsored by the Luckiamute Watershed Council. What’s ethnobotany? Try the workshop’s web page to learn more: http://www.luckiamutelwc.org/2017-ethnobotany-workshop.html

 

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