User: demo Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.
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A little extra global warming will mean a lot more habitat loss for plants and animals, study says 19.5.2018 LA Times: Science

What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make?

To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study.

In a paper published Thursday in Science, researchers report that limiting global warming to 1.5...

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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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Excess of lovemaking puts Marsupials at risk 15.5.2018 Hindu: S & T
Species in Australia may face extintion
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Australia pledges US$34-million to help save the koala 7.5.2018 Hindu: Internet
Just 43,000 left in the wild as habitat loss, dog attacks, car strikes, climate change and disease take their toll on the iconic marsupial.
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Microbes offer a lesson in biodiversity, and how to avoid killing ourselves off 2.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Watch 15 years of Arctic change captured in just a few minutes 25.4.2018 Washington Post
Watch 15 years of Arctic change captured in just a few minutes
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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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On Earth Day: Environmenal Activism is Spreading 23.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Across America environmental activism is growing, and government and the fossil fuel industry are taking notice, say Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Tree-sits are growing in West Virginia where people are putting their bodies on the…Read more →
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Hot temperatures made these birds shrink 22.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The research by scientists in Australia adds to a growing body of evidence indicating that many species are undergoing physical and behavioral changes in response to global warming.
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The Energy 202: Why the Trump administration wants to open ANWR to drilling so quickly 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There could be a Democratic president in four years.
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The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Thirteen thousand years ago Southern California was crawling with enormous mammals — all of which are extinct today.

There were massive mammoths three times bigger than modern-day elephants, giant ground sloths up to 20 feet in length, and strange, armadillo-like beasts known as glyptodons that...

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Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef 'forever,' scientists say 19.4.2018 Washington Post: World
"Unprecedented.” “Radical.” “Catastrophic.” The damage to the Great Barrier Reef is even worse than experts thought.
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Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves, scientists say 18.4.2018 LA Times: Science

The Great Barrier Reef suffered a catastrophic die-off after two back-to-back marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, a new study finds – and many of its reef communities have been fundamentally changed.

The grim discovery, described in the journal Nature, reveals just how vulnerable many coral species...

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How ignoring climate change is like letting malignant cancer go untreated 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Op-ed article author Bill McKibben is a climate champion. He’s like a physician telling his patient, “I know you feel pretty good right now, but unless we treat the malignancy soon….” (“Jerry Brown’s work to seal his climate legacy is only half done,” Opinion, April 11)

The sound...

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Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta, scientists say 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Seas are rising too fast to save much of the Mississippi River Delta, scientists say
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There’s still hope on global warming — if the world gets to work 9.4.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
If the U.S. rejoined the Paris climate agreement, it could leverage American progress to inspire greater emission reduction worldwide.
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The planet will survive Scott Pruitt's EPA tenure. Humanity has less of a chance 4.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial that highlights how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s policies are likely to accelerate global warming at a huge economic and human cost is well taken. (“The EPA’s Scott Pruitt has to go,” editorial, March 30)

I must question the statement...

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Nations Won't Reach Paris Climate Goal Without Protecting Wildlife and Nature, Warns Report 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A sweeping new report emphasizes just how intertwined the challenges of climate change and loss of biodiversity truly are. The Paris Climate Agreement and several other United Nations (UN) pacts "all depend on the health and vitality of our natural environment in all its diversity and complexity," said Dr. Anne Larigauderie, executive secretary of the UN-backed organization behind the report. "Acting to protect and promote biodiversity is at least as important to achieving these commitments and to human well-being as is the fight against global climate change." The report comes from the efforts of more than 550 scientists in over 100 nations, corralled by an organization often dubbed "the IPCC for biodiversity." Much like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses the state of research on global warming and its impacts, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reviews the best-available science on biodiversity and nature's ...
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Meet a 63-Year-Old, 7,800-Acre, Living Laboratory 26.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a forest. It sits in its own little valley, full of wispy birch trees, beeches, and grand sugar maples. The skies are a cobalt blue and cold, clear streams run down into […]
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