User: demo Topic: Climate Change
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
Last updated: Mar 13 2019 20:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The report concludes "unsustainable human activities globally have degraded the Earth's ecosystems, endangering the ecological foundations of society." But it also says changes in the way the world eats, buys things, gets its energy and handles its waste could help fix the problems.
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Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows 13.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the most extensive study to date on sea level rise in California, researchers say damage by the end of the century could be far more devastating than the worst earthquakes and wildfires in state history.

A team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists concluded that even a modest amount of sea level...

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Green power runs up against desert conservation in California 11.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California lawmakers’ grand ambitions to fight climate change are running into a familiar obstacle: the parochial concerns of local governments and property owners.

The latest battle over state needs vs. local control is being fought in San Bernardino County, where the Board of Supervisors voted...

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Colorado locked into losing approach of suppressing wildfires rather than boosting forest health, experts say 10.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado still is locked into what state and federal foresters call a long-term losing approach of trying to suppress wildfires instead of boosting forest health. And lawmakers have yet to propose the bold action many say is needed -- other than the impossible task of reversing the impacts of global climate change.
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Wetland mud is 'secret weapon' against climate change 6.3.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Muddy, coastal marshes could store more carbon as sea levels rise, scientists reveal.
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Why our trees are like climate change fighting superheroes 6.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
One of the most powerful climate change solutions might be right outside your window.
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How reducing meat consumption could be a shortcut to curbing greenhouse gasses 6.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Thank you for your article, “Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientists worried.”

It’s generally well known that over a period of 100 years, methane is 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Not so well known is that over 20 years, it’s a whopping 80 times...

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World Wildlife Day 2019: 15 Biggest Threats to Oceans 3.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and make up more than 99 percent of the planet’s livable habitat.
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Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientists worried 1.3.2019 LA Times: Science

Scientists love a good mystery. But it’s more fun when the future of humanity isn’t at stake.

This enigma involves methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Twenty years ago, the level of methane in the atmosphere stopped increasing, giving humanity a bit of a break when it came to slowing climate change....

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Stop Freaking Out About the Future of Climate Change and Start Worrying About the Present 1.3.2019 Mother Jones
While there are a lot of alarm bells sounding over how climate change will affect marine ecosystems and the world’s seafood supply in the future, there’s been much less attention paid to the effects it’s already had on them. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that more than 90 percent of […]
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Why are there UK wildfires in February? 27.2.2019 BBC: Science
What is causing the multiple February wildfires and is this the new normal?
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County wants authority over L.A. River flood-control channels owned by U.S. government 25.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Los Angeles County officials are proposing to take ownership of 40 miles of flood-control channels along the Los Angeles River from the federal government in order to expedite maintenance and water conservation improvements as climate change increases the frequency of extreme weather.

The move...

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County wants authority over flood-control channels on L.A. River owned by U.S. government 25.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Los Angeles County officials are proposing to take ownership of 40 miles of flood-control channels along the Los Angeles River from the federal government in order to expedite maintenance and water conservation improvements as climate change increases the frequency of extreme weather.

The move...

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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity 22.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A UN report says the plants, animals and crops crucial to human food systems are in global decline.
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Uncovering the military's unlikely role in astrophysics and environmental conservation 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When we think of the military, chances are neither astrophysics nor environmentalism spring to mind. Two recent books explore the overlap between these ostensibly noncombatant fields and the armed forces, inviting us not only to rethink our understanding of war and those who wage it but space and...

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What Would Happen If All the Insects Went Extinct? 18.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Insect numbers everywhere are declining—and scientists aren't exactly sure why.
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The unlikely contributor to Minn.'s greenhouse gas emissions: Your favorite lake 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A biennial state report that assesses the greenhouse gases Minnesota emits now includes a newly understood source of the pollution that contributes to climate change.
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Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests' 11.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.
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Intelligence Squared debate: Should we bring extinct creatures back to life? 11.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An Intelligence Squared series debate about de-extinction.
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Louisiana and Isle de Jean Charles Tribe Try to Find Common Ground 10.2.2019 Truthout.com
Talks have restarted over a $48 million climate change resettlement project.

The post Louisiana and Isle de Jean Charles Tribe Try to Find Common Ground appeared first on Truthout.

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