As of this writing, Day Zero, — the day the water supply of Capetown, South Africa will run out — is set for May 11. The plight of this city of 4 million is a cautionary tale, littered with missed opportunities and unheeded warnings that every 21st century city and town should take to heart.
If President Trump’s decision to reverse his own agency, and continue the import ban on elephant trophies causes people to take a deeper look into the world of big game hunting for fun and profit, then maybe all the flip-flopping by the White House has actually done some good.
From inside the brutal world of rhinoceros poaching, Bethany A. Ordonez, Pace Master in Environmental Science candidate, tells the gut wrenching story of the Fundimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, and the horrific attack that has taken a terrible and lasting toll on rhino and human alike.
Draconian subpoenas by House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith are designed to have a chilling effect on the work of NOAA climate scientists.