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Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Worries over CO2 emissions from intensifying wildfires 15.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Rising numbers of extreme wildfires could result in a significant increase in CO₂ emissions, scientists have warned.
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Minnesota, U.S. land holds keys to staving off climate change 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new study finds that changes in land use across the country could help mitigate climate change in a bigger way than previously known, without affecting land humans need.
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Climate Change: Arctic 'no safe harbour' for breeding birds 9.11.2018 BBC: Science
Climate change could be behind declines in birds that lay their eggs on Arctic shores, a study says.
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Puffins: Harbingers of Climate Change 5.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Audrey Holstead watched a puffin rocket in from the ocean with a beak dripping with fish. It zoomed over boulders in front of her bird blind and dropped with pinpoint accuracy into a narrow, dark crevice. Holstead’s skin crawled with electricity. Puffins come ashore with fish for only one reason: to feed a chick. This was the first feeding of the season observed at this particular hole. It belonged to the 173rd breeding pair of Atlantic puffins on Eastern Egg Rock, an island six miles off Pemaquid Point on Maine’s midcoast. That set a new record for the National Audubon Society’s Project Puffin, one of the world’s most famous bird restoration efforts. The season finished with 178 breeding pairs. “I just wanted to jump up and down and scream to the world,” Holstead says. “I did a little wiggly dance.” Holstead’s victory jig was one of several in the 45th summer of the project founded by Steve Kress, National ...
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Coral: Palau to ban sunscreen products to protect reefs 1.11.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
The Pacific island nation becomes the first country to impose a widespread ban on sunscreen products.
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Climate change: 'Wetlands vital to protect cities' 29.10.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Urban areas need to cherish wetlands as a natural defence against flooding, experts warn.
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Remote Hawaiian island nearly vanished after hurricane 26.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Only two minuscule slivers of East Island have resurfaced since the storm struck the region and wiped out a critical habitat for endangered monk seals and green sea turtles.
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Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere 25.10.2018 BBC: Science
A new US study says that several low-cost technologies can be deployed right now to limit global warming.
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The Environment Is on the November Ballot — Here’s What’s at Stake and Where 19.10.2018 Truthout.com
A handful of statewide ballot initiatives will test whether states can effectively counter environmental rollbacks.

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How Genetics and Pollution Are Threatening Wild Dolphins 14.10.2018 Truthout.com
When a dolphin species becomes extinct, we lose not only a beautiful animal but also a society and its culture.

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Do We Really Have the Time and the Tools to Fix Climate Change? 11.10.2018 Truthout.com
Yes, but the solution lies not in global techno-fixes but in respect for the land and the rights of people.

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What does the UN climate change report mean for Minnesota? 9.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report details just how much scientists say we need to limit greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophe.
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U.N. report on global warming carries life-or-death warning 8.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday.
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Major conservation program at risk in farm bill draft 4.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Congress' current versions of the new farm bill would slash funding for a conservation program comprising over 70 million acres.
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Brace for Impact, as the Climate “End Game” Has Arrived 25.9.2018 Truthout.com
The fate of the human species is very much at stake.

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As the Biosphere Dies, So Do We: Using the Power of Nature to Heal the Planet 17.9.2018 Truthout.com
Some experts believe it is essential to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide via natural processes.

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Legal Battle Staves Off Trump’s Assault on Clean-Water Protections 12.9.2018 Truthout.com
Donald Trump's efforts to strip away protections for rivers and wetlands have run into a tide of legal resistance.

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Coastal labs studying increased flooding consider moving because of increased flooding 6.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scores of coastal research labs around the country are helping communities plan for sea level rise. But now many are starting to flood themselves.
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With Food Source Endangered, Southern Resident Killer Whales Face Extinction 4.9.2018 Truthout.com
Saving the iconic orca whales will require emergency action.

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Measuring the impact of invasives in Minnesota lakes is complicated, inconclusive 27.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Are aquatic invasives primarily a nuisance, or do they cause serious damage to lakes? Are invasive species going to destroy the fisheries, as predicted? And, if not, does the impact justify all the money going into it?
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