The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 30th, 2023 morning edition

image for Maine’s puffin colonies recovering in the face of climate change

EASTERN EGG ROCK, Maine (AP) — On remote islands off the Maine coast, a unique bird held its own this year in the face of climate change.

He said it’s a sign the impact of climate change on ecosystems is not always as tidy as we think.

A biologist holds a healthy Atlantic puffin chick on Eastern Egg Rock, Maine, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2023.

An Atlantic puffin flies with baitfish to feed its chick on Eastern Egg Rock, Maine, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2023.

The encouraging news comes as the Audubon Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary of tending to Maine’s puffin colonies, which it restored from just a few dozen pairs.

“The problem with climate change is these breeding failures and low breeding productivity years are now becoming chronic,” Sydeman said.

The effects of climate change on seabirds have been a focus of scientific inquiry in recent years. »

As China replants its own forests, it is destroying the world’s

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That’s because China has a very long record of razing forests to feed its development.

Alongside its economic rise in recent decades, it has taken on an outsize and accelerating role in global deforestation.

By the 13th century, early industrialisation in China produced severe shortages of wood, then the main source of energy. »

Allen family of four found dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

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Allen police say a family that lost their 4-year-old daughter in a drowning earlier this month was found dead after an apparent murder-suicide on Monday.

Police found the bodies of the four family members inside their home on Aberdeen Drive in Allen on Monday morning.

Police also confirmed the family lost their 4-year-old daughter Lyian Sherwani to a drowning earlier this month. »

Chicago TV news crew robbed at gunpoint while reporting on a string of robberies

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CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago television news crew reporting on a string of robberies ended up robbed themselves after they were accosted at gunpoint by three armed men wearing ski masks.

Mainly it was personal items, and they took a camera,” Luis Godinez, vice president of news at Univision Chicago, told the Chicago Tribune.

Godinez said the news crew was filming a story about robberies in the West Town community that was slated to run on the morning news. »